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Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by Darvin11, May 4, 2001.

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  1. Darvin11

    Darvin11 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    --more of the same, only louder and, believe it or not, dumber.

    If you liked the first one you'll love this. If you're like me, you'll have wished you waited to rent it on dvd.

    You can literally pick out the movies ripped off in virtually every scene and set piece.

    The Rock says all of four words in it. Yeah, he can carry a feature based on this.

    Duh.


    The effects are unacceptably unfinished and rough considering the money and time thrown at this movie. It's as if they got 3/4 of the way finished and ran out of money, and then said, "hey, no one will notice, its only the ending."

    This is the anti-Memento.

    This everything Spy Kids was not.

    This is witless, inane, effects porn without a shred of character or plot.

    This is a rental.

    Thank you and good night.

    Robin T.
     
  2. Kenobi2

    Kenobi2 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You know, I get the impression that Robin didn't like the Mummy Returns!

    I on the other hand can say I did. I enjoyed, not loved it. It was fun. Oh yeah, the effects were, as Robin was saying, rather 'unfinished' at the end and the 'Rock' did not nor was he supposed to 'carry' this movie, hell, some would say, he wasn't even in the movie. Waste of time promoting him! Otherwise it a bit more of the same old 'Indiana Jones' stuff, with a 'thankfully' different storyline than the first (but nothing overtly original)

    I say if you liked the first one, go, at least as a Matinee.
     
  3. TragicLad

    TragicLad Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Haven't seen the first one. Don't really plan to see the second.

    My overall impression based on the trailers alone was "Oh no! Computer effects are chasing us!" I see stuff running around at breathtaking speeds... that's not the Mummy.

    The real Mummy shambled and shuffled it's way after you. Oh no, the Mummy's after us, walk a little faster! If you were smart and kept your head about you, you could escape easily -- but if you panicked and got yourself cornered...

    Personally, I'd have liked to see a Mummy movie handed over to George Romero and Tom Savini. Those guys are masters at shuffling dead thing movies.
     
  4. Cristalia

    Cristalia Jedi Youngling star 3

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    May 15, 2000
    Um...Robin...I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but can you -please- allow me to have a little joy in watching anything that's been released in the past few weeks...or at least warn us you're planning on doing a quasi-review in the topic sentence of the thread...thanks.

    Cris~
     
  5. Darvin11

    Darvin11 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jan 17, 2001
    Whoops, sorry Cris!

    My bad. :/

    I will indeed make my intentions more clear next time, however, I will always be "spoiler" free.

    Trust me.


    Robin T.
     
  6. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 4, 2000
    Hi Tragic,
    Next time you come over I will play the first
    movie for you. I have it on dvd and you may
    like it.

    Mike
     
  7. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    gf said I have to see it, lots of action heh ;).


    My opinion if you want action watch the boondock saints :D
     
  8. SLam

    SLam Jedi Youngling star 1

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    OH man was this movie bad. Trying to keep this spoilerless.

    It didn't really have a big-bad-ass bad guy in it. The ending was just soooooooooooooo stupid, and it looked soooooooooo bad.

    I agree with Darvin, it was louder, and just full of pontless fight scenes and half rate special effects for a movie of this scale.

    See it on a Tuesday.
     
  9. EchoBase

    EchoBase Jedi Master star 3

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    Sep 13, 2000
    Did anyone else notice their obsessive need to attach a ridiculous, loud sound effect to everything. I mean, since when does turning your headlights off result in a sound rivaling that of lightening striking a few feet away?
     
  10. SLam

    SLam Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Aug 2, 1999
    Yup, noticed that too.

    My friend commented on their LOUD headlights. Must be those old cars from the 1930's
     
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