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The Mummy Returns

action & adventure, horror, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers

O'Connell is now married to Evelyn and living in London with their nine year-old son Alex. An unfortunate chain of events resurrects the corpse of Imhotep, this time inside the British Museum.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 12
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Very violent, mostly in comic-book terms.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie is very violent, but mostly in comic-book terms. Most of the damage is done to mummies and other non-humans. There are some scary surprises and ghoulish images. There are also very mild sexual references and some revealing costumes.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how views on archeological digs have changed since the era in which this movie is set, and about current controversies over the ownership of antiquities. Families can also visit local museums to see some of their Egyptian treasures.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's loud and chaotic, jammed with effects that don't wow us precisely because they are trying so hard to wow us.

- Charles Taylor,, Friday, May 4, 2001

Rotten: ...a computer generated stinker of a dud.

- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: I came to scream with pleasure, but all I could manage was a pitiful, 'Whoa!'

- David Edelstein, Slate, Friday, May 4, 2001

Audience Reviews

4 stars

About as near perfect as sequels get. This has a huge scope even compared to the first one and it's the definition of a fun movie. The characters and storyline are better than ever and the additions are purposeful and exactly what you'd want to see. The addition of The Rock only made it more cool, the only way to bump up from Imhotep. The Jungle scenes were actually a great switch up in scenery and the action sequences are still so well done and jam packed.

- ythelastman89, Tuesday, October 19, 2010

4 stars

This part was just a tasty Piece of Candy. I dont think there is another Movie which can beat this one ever!

- ScoopOnline, Friday, August 20, 2010

2 stars


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, June 24, 2010