The Mummy Returns

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Very violent sequel has lots of action and peril.

PG-13 2001 130 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 18+

Enjoyable thanks to the humor and the many special effects.

Most people compare this sequel to the first movie 'The Mummy', which is a good thing of course, but I haven't seen the first one, so no comparisons from me. So what can I tell you? Well, the movie isn't as bad as I expected. It's all to clear that the director's first thought wasn't about the script but about the many special effects, but i still quite liked the movie. What made this movie work for me was the humor. Normally this kind of movies takes itself much too serious, there is no place for any joke or funny situation at all. In The Mummy Returns this is different. Thanks to the humor, this movie was very enjoyable, but it is of course the many special effects that make this movie what it is. Don't expect anything real: a mummy coming to life, sucking the life out of people, armies of mythological creatures... will of course never exist in reality, but it certainly was nice to see. I guess it is best to qualify this movie as some excellent way to pass some boring hours on a cold and rainy afternoon. It's certainly not an intellectual movie, but I didn't mind about that when watching it. I give it a

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 13+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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