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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

5 stars

Rick and Evelyn now married with a son, find themselves amidst the second coming of Imhotep. After their Son Alex is kidnapped by Imhotep as he seeks the Scorpion King (The Rock) Rick and Evelyn must pursue their sons capture, with the aid of the clues Alex leaves along the way. Aside from some unusual revelations in Evelyn and Ricks past, the movie concentrates mainly on the action this time out and runs a little short on story. I liked the evolution of Evey's character, now she's hardened up she makes a mean adversary, and takes part in some good battles. All in all, I enjoyed the experience and once again the visuals were more than adequate. If you enjoyed the first, then watch this one, its good fun and has some fine moments.

- matertenebraum, Saturday, November 7, 2009

1 star

Erm, it?s a complete copy of the first film, nearly down to every frame! Not a very good one at that! Rubbish and lazy!

- SirPant, Friday, September 18, 2009

0 star

Ugh. Another one of those "I'm too committed to quit" movies. *shakes fist* But I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Patricia Velasquez, who plays Anck Su Namun, also plays Marta in "Arrested Development" :)

- aliceinpunderland, Saturday, September 5, 2009