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Why The Mummy (1999) Is A Masterpiece



* an homage to the adventure/horror movies of the 1930s that doesn't take itself too seriously

* the scarabs!

* villain not driven purely by revenge but love for Anck Su Namun. Protagonists are not pure of heart but selfish and arrogant at times.

* though not all the special effects hold up, it does not diminish the storytelling.

* Brendan Fraser brings a "passionate energy" that is missed in today's stars. Not afraid to be vulnerable or look dumb.

* Never has a dull moment and embraces horror element that the other movies in the series abandon.

* just plain fun. Cynical, gritty Dark Universe attempt misses the point.


OP NOTE: The Mummy was released almost 20 years ago, in May of 1999. I was 13 years old and fucking obsessed.




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Tags: 1990s, film, nostalgia, rachel weisz, review
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