The Mummy Returns
The Mummy Returns ★★½ 2001 (PG-13)
Bombastic sequel to the 1999 hit is set a decade later and finds marrieds Rick (Fraser) and Evelyn (Weisz) living in London with their 8-year-old son, Alex (Boath). Unfortunately, a reincarnated Anck-Su-Namun (Velasquez) manages to bring crispy Inhotep (Vosloo) back again to rule the world. Fehr returns as desert warrior Ardeth Bay, as does Hannah as Evelyn's ne'er-do-well brother. Wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson briefly shows up as a new villain—The Scorpion King, who's already going to have his own film. As usual there's too much going on—it's loud and crowded, sacrificing the original's unexpected charm for visual overkill.129m/C VHS, DVD, HD DVD . US Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Oded Fehr, John Hannah, Patricia Velasquez, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Arnold Vosloo, Flip Kobler, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Shaun Parkes, Alun Armstrong; D: Stephen Sommers; W: Stephen Sommers; C: Adrian Biddle; M: Alan Silvestri.