The story of this movie revolves around the Egyptian priest Imhotep, who gets involved into a sexual affair with the mistress of Pharaoh. This mistress, named as Anck-su-Namun is also the would-be bride of Pharaoh Seti I. Anck-su-Namun kills the Pharoah by stabbing him at the back when he catches her red-handed with Imhotep. When the Pharoah’s guards come to attack Anck-su-Namun, she kills herself and asks Imhotep to resurrect her. Imhotep escapes from the murder scene but later on steals the dead body of Anck-su-Namun in order to bring her back from dead.
When Imhotep is carrying on the ritual to bring Anck-su-Namun back from the dead, Pharoah’s guard raid on the place and stop the ritual. All the supporters of Imhotep are mummified while Imhotep is punished with the Hom Dai curse. Sealed in a coffin, his body is kept under strict guard because it was believed that if he came back the earth will face its destruction.
Overall the movie was very interesting. I loved the work of Brendan Fraser and Arnold Vosoloo the most because The Mummy seemed like a battle between these two characters. Throughout the movie, I loved the actions of real mummies coming back to life and fighting with the humans. The best scene of the movie was when Imhotep gathers his body parts back from the thieves. The under-tunnels of the Egyptian tombs were also a very interesting and thrilling watch. Suspense was so strong that it kept me glued to screen for most of the movie.
You are going to find extreme hardwork done on visual effects and sound effects of this movie. Most of the Egypt-based movies I have seen contain some boring elements in them but this one is different. You are not going to feel bored even for a second. The chemistry between Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz is kinda cute. Even the brother-sister chemistry between Rachel Weisz and John Hannah is very emotional and adorable. Rachel Weisz is also seen performing at her best in this movie. Although the story of this movie is about a destructive mummy but the horror sequence along with the topping of comic dialogues makes this movie an interesting watch of the century.