Director: Stephen Sommers Run Time: 124 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1999
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Patricia Velasquez, Kevin J. O’Connor
Selected by Rebecca Nakano, Server
Flesh eating scarabs, an endless sandstorm, an army of the dead — not to mention The Mummy. One part Indiana Jones, one part Universal horror, Stephen Sommer’s The Mummy combines the best of 90’s CG spectacle with classic swashbuckling swagger and the occasional gross-out horror gag. The plot’s like something out of a 20’s radio serial, an American adventurer meets up with a team of archeologists who accidentally wake up Imhotep, an ancient Egyptian priest damned to eternal life. With an army of the dead at his back, Imhotep’s ever growing power threatens to engulf the entire planet in darkness. Save us, Brendan Fraser!