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The Mummy/The Mummy Returns

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Blue_10, Jan 9, 2002.

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  1. Blue_10

    Blue_10 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, what did you think of them?


    I personally thought both movies were good yet the second seemed to be lacking somehow.

    Another thing: why on Earth did the Egyptians put that curse on Hemotept in the first place? Why couldn't they just mummify him alive?
     
  2. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mummy was bad. Mummy Returns was awful. Scorpion King is apparently so bad they had to go back and do nearly 10 million dollars worth of reshooting.
     
  3. Cigam Retah

    Cigam Retah Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I think the idea was Imhotep suffered the worst fate imaginable. However, the downside is if he's ever released, he gets all those super powers.
     
  4. TheLastApocalypse

    TheLastApocalypse Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I liked the first one, and didn't really care about the second one... I ain't gonna see the next one tho... Sounds like it's gonna be awful. ><;
     
  5. Jorus_Kando

    Jorus_Kando Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The first one was okay. I haven't seen the second one. The trailer looks ridiculous:

    "oh, I hate mummies!"

    "Not these guys AGAIN!"

    Who wrote the dialog? Akiva Goldsman?
     
  6. Jedi-Corleone

    Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling star 4

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    The words and sentences have to be short enough for Brendan Fraser to remember. Kind of limits the whole experience.
     
  7. DarthDexterFinster

    DarthDexterFinster Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I liked both. Not the most thoughtful movies ever made, but they were fast paced and fun IMO.
     
  8. Jedi-Corleone

    Jedi-Corleone Jedi Youngling star 4

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    The 4-disc DVD set of both films available in R2 & R4 is superb on both counts.
     
  9. THX_Princess

    THX_Princess Jedi Knight star 5

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    I thought the Mummy was okay, but I really liked the second one a lot more. Why didn't they have that kid play Anakin!?

    When I saw the trailer for The Scorpion King for the first time, I didn't know it was the prequel to the Mummy. I just figured it was some crazy person's scheme to milk off the Mummy series's success...I might go see it though, it doesn't look all that bad.
     
  10. ST-TPM-ASF-TNE

    ST-TPM-ASF-TNE Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I loved them both. I liked the second better. The end battle was awsome.
     
  11. dark_fett

    dark_fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    the anubis army rocked! they were the best creatures in the whole movie!
     
  12. THX_Princess

    THX_Princess Jedi Knight star 5

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    I think one of the big reasons I liked the second Mummy movie better was that there were far fewer scarab beetles. Those things were freaky... :eek:

    And I did love the final battle! :D
     
  13. dark_fett

    dark_fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    scarabs= weird
    anubis warriors= cool
    hemotept= what the heck?
    baby mummies(second movie)= cute
     
  14. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The end battle was awsome.

    Are you kidding? It was awful! A huge amount of these apparently terrible enemies comes, and every last one of them gets destroyed, and then all the good guys are standing there cheering, and there's not a single body, not a drop of blood, on this terrible battlefield after this horrible battle. And why did that bigger horde of CGI badguys start so much farther away from the van? In a situation like that it would've been much more efficient to mob the good guys. And the battle inside the battle was equally pathetic. I must admit I liked the two chicks and the stupid guy duking it out, but the thing between Imhotep, Fraser and the eight-legged freak was ridiculously stupid (I'm not even referring to the CGI), just all the moves were entirely unrealistic.

    And the scarab beetles I had no problem with, but it was so stupid the way they ran around under the skin.
     
  15. dehrian

    dehrian Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I enjoyed both. I like the first one better. I appreciate its humor. The second I like mostly because of Rachel Weisz's character: I really enjoy tough, kick butt women in film, so it was great to see her be more aggressive. I missed the humor of the first film, though. And the effects were pretty awful in TMR. Every time someone asks me why it takes three years to do a SW film, I point them to TMR. "That's what happens when you try to do it in two years." They're not great movies, but I find them entertaining.
     
  16. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The second I like mostly because of Rachel Weisz's character

    I don't like her character much, but she's sure got a fine body...
     
  17. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    `Why didn't they have that kid play Anakin!?'

    I like Jake Lloyd myself, But I see where you're comming from.

    The second film was far better, than the dull first one, but only IMO.
     
  18. THX_Princess

    THX_Princess Jedi Knight star 5

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    Actually, the kid I really think should have done Anakin was that blonde kid in Star Trek: Insurrection. I can't remember his character's name right now...
     
  19. Darth_diarrhea

    Darth_diarrhea Jedi Youngling star 4

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    i haven't seen the second movie myself but heard it was a little lacking. I liked the first movie though and while it's not a deep movie it was worth the money.
     
  20. Quickstrike34

    Quickstrike34 Jedi Knight star 5

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    I loved them both :)

    The scorpion king looks kinda cheesey though, I guess We'll just have to wait and see if it turns out to be good or not :)
     
  21. exar-tull

    exar-tull Jedi Master star 5

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    i like both they are good campie movie that have fast paced action.
     
  22. Double_Sting

    Double_Sting Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It was good for entertainment.
     
  23. scum&villainy

    scum&villainy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    They were both garbage imo.
     
  24. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Where's draxy? I'm surprised he hasn't had an opinion about these films yet.
     
  25. dark_fett

    dark_fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    jedi knight poxxi... your not really jake loyd.


    are you?
     
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