The battle of the mummies: 1999 vs 2017

Mummies have been a hit for quite some time. They make for great adventure/horror movies. With time and technology, they are also becoming more and more realistic on screen. However, does that mean the films are becoming more interesting? Which mummy is best?

The mummy (2017)

Dr. Henry Jekyll: Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.

Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) is in the military. However, honor and country are not first on his list. Money is what motivates him and timeless artifact usually sell for a high price. On a mission in the middle east, he manages to find Ahmanet, a powerful Egyptian princess mummified thousand of years ago to protect mankind. Now unearthed she will try to fulfill her curse and rule mankind.

Tom Cruise… What can I say except that he’s trying too hard. He’s not young anymore, he should stop playing the sexy carefree hero. It doesn’t suit him.

The movie itself… The screenplay is weak and full of cliches. The special effects and the action scenes are not enough to redeem it. In the end, it is an average film. The worst is that it is supposed to be the beginning of a new series. If the first one is a catastrophe, I’m not sure the others will even be worth watching.

The mummy (1999) and The mummy returns (2001)

Evelyn, Imhotep: Death is only the beginning.

Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) is a librarian specializing in ancient Egypt. However, she doesn’t have experience in the field. When she hears that Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) has seen the city of Hamunaptra, she has to hire him. Together, they will embark on an incredible adventure. Indeed, the High Priest Imhotep waits for the moment he will be resurrected so he can exact his vengeance against the world.

Brendan Fraser! What can I say except that he is perfect for the role. He is funny, cute and I love him.

The movie itself… It has everything, action, horror, comedy and romance. Each actor has been chosen carefully. They have an undeniable chemistry that makes it a winner. The flashbacks, action scenes and even special effects are unbelievable. Heroes and villains make this film a great adventure. It is unpretentious and it is awesome!

The Mummy

So, which is best?

I believe I have made my opinion pretty obvious and the critics agree. In 1999, when The Mummy came out in the cinemas, I could not wait to see it. It was and it still is a brilliant movie. Contrary to previous versions, it was mixing fun and horror. It was refreshing. It is one of my favourite movies. The 2017 version, however, does not surprise. It is quite boring. We will have to wait and see what they do with the following movies since it is a new series but if you want my advice, stick to Brendan Fraser and you won’t be disappointed.

Enjoy!


JenP

Author: JenP

Hi, my name is Jen and I work at the Spearwood Public Library. I help with the Home Library Service and take care of the new items that come in. I love movies so if you need help choosing one don’t hesitate to come and ask me…

Share This Post On
468 ad

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »

The battle of the mummies: 1999 vs 2017

by JenP time to read: 2 min
0

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • STEM Activities: Learning about Constellations - Crafts, Sculptures, & iPad App

    Pinned: 8 Aug 2016
  • For guest room! They did this every night on our cruise and I loved it!

    Pinned: 5 Aug 2016
  • Rainbow cow

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • 30 Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Teachers and Mentors - Playgroundequipme... - Infographic

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • Your preschool and/or kindergarten students will have fun creating our C Is for Cat letter craft and letter-sound association activities for the hard "Cc" sound as in "cat."  C Is for Cat Letter Craft What you need:

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • More 2D Shape Animal Crafts A Fox Freebie!

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • My rule of life: #1 "If you want something you never had, you have to do something you've never done."

    Pinned: 27 Jul 2016
  • Do what is right, not what is easy. -- read: http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/09/16/12-laws-of-happiness-that-will-change-your-life/

    Pinned: 27 Jul 2016
  • Paper Bag Ninja Craft for Kids ...Hi-Yah! | I Heart Crafty Things

    Pinned: 22 Jul 2016
  • These are some beautiful quotes to read when you are depressed, sad or just need a little bit of motivation! Love yourself, read them, raise and shine!

    Pinned: 22 Jul 2016

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • We decorated our rocks to hide, wonder how many will be found in the library. #rockpainting #warocks #library #librarylife #rockdrop #librariesofinstagram

    cockburnlibraries: "We decorated our rocks to hide, wonder how many will be found in the library. #rockpainting #warocks #library #librarylife #rockdrop #librariesofinstagram"
    23
    0
  • Once upon a time our oral history collection was only available on cassette. Now you can stream them 24/7. Oral histories of Cockburn residents including award winning author Kim Scott. Check the website.

    cockburnlibraries: "Once upon a time our oral history collection was only available on cassette. Now you can stream them 24/7. Oral histories of Cockburn residents including award winning author Kim Scott. Check the website."
    22
    1
  • The horses are ready. The spectators are glammed up. And it might be the #racethatstopsthenation but it won’t stop the #library come and visit today and see what you can find out about #horses #horsesracing #animalwelfare and so much more #librariesofinstagram #librarydisplay #librarygram #melbournecup

    cockburnlibraries: "The horses are ready. The spectators are glammed up. And it might be the #racethatstopsthenation but it won’t stop the #library come and visit today and see what you can find out about #horses #horsesracing #animalwelfare and so much more #librariesofinstagram #librarydisplay #librarygram #melbournecup"
    14
    0
  • Two new copies of my (J) new favourite #picturebook by WA author @megmckinlay reserve a copy at you library today. #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #librarybook

    cockburnlibraries: "Two new copies of my (J) new favourite #picturebook by WA author @megmckinlay reserve a copy at you library today. #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #librarybook"
    23
    0
  • “To learn to read is to light a fire...”. #quotes #reading

    cockburnlibraries: "“To learn to read is to light a fire...”.
#quotes #reading"
    20
    0
  • We’re ready for some amazing #spooky #storytime with @sambellina_yellow #halloween #halloween2017 #librariesofinstagram

    cockburnlibraries: "We’re ready for some amazing #spooky #storytime with @sambellina_yellow #halloween #halloween2017 #librariesofinstagram"
    15
    1
  • We know #youknownothingjonsnow but luckily David knows a thing or two and has amazing #pumpkincarving skills #halloween #gothalloween #gothalloween2017 #libraries #library #librariesofinstagram #jonsnow

    cockburnlibraries: "We know #youknownothingjonsnow but luckily David knows a thing or two and has amazing #pumpkincarving skills #halloween #gothalloween #gothalloween2017 #libraries #library #librariesofinstagram #jonsnow"
    23
    0
  • Happy Halloween!!! #halloweencostume #halloween #halloween2017 #cityofcockBOOurn

    cockburnlibraries: "Happy Halloween!!! #halloweencostume #halloween #halloween2017 #cityofcockBOOurn"
    20
    0
  • It’s Old Tom as drawn by Jessica at @the_literature_centre #celebratereading2017 and directed by Leigh HOBBS

    cockburnlibraries: "It’s Old Tom as drawn by Jessica at @the_literature_centre #celebratereading2017 and directed by Leigh HOBBS"
    12
    0
  • Thanks to our knitting club at Success, these beanies are heading to @tinysparkswa

    cockburnlibraries: "Thanks to our knitting club at Success, these beanies are heading to @tinysparkswa"
    25
    4