|Creator:||Stephen Sommers (two firsts film), Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (third film)|
|Date(s):||1999, 2001, 2008 (films)|
September 29, 2001 – June 7, 2003 (animated series)
|Medium:||live-action films, animated series, video games, book novels|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||official website [Dead link]|
at IMDb (1999 film)
at Wikipedia (1999 film)
at IMDb (2001 film)
at Wikipedia (2001 film)
at IMDb (2008 film)
at Wikipedia (2008 film)
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The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz that spawned two direct sequels, an animated series, and a spin-off series, The Scorpion King, which led to their own three direct sequels.
It is parte of media franchise based on films by Universal Pictures started in 1932, about a mummified ancient Egyptian priest who is accidentally resurrected, bringing with him a powerful curse, and the ensuing efforts of heroic archaeologists to stop him. The franchise was created by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.
Is 1926, Rick O'Connell, FFL Colonel (formerly) is saved from death by Evelyn Carnahan and her brother Jonathan, leave together to Hamunaptra, the City of the Dead, where they accidentally awaken Imhotep, a cursed high priest with supernatural powers. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig, just like a Medjai warrior and his people who have long guarded the mysteries of the desert sands. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back to where he came from.
The Mummy Returns
1933, Rick and Evelyn O'Connell are still discovering new artifacts, now along with their 8 year old son Alex O'Connell. Yours recent discover is the Bracelet of Anubis, which by accident ends up in Alex's arm, without prerogatives that he will leave there, he is stuck, trapped by magic. But someone else is after the bracelet. Alex is kidnapped and taken straight to Egypt, as the bracelet has the power to wake up and control the Army of Anubis, the Scorpion King's army. With the help of the medjai Ardeth Bay again, Rick, Evie and Jonathan must run as the High Priest Imhotep has been brought back from the dead once again with the help of reincarnated Anck-Su-Namun the young Meela Nais, in search of bracelet and your power.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
1946, a now adult Alex O'Connell and his archaeology professor Roger Wilson locate the Emperor's tomb. Though attacked by a mysterious woman, they bring the sarcophagus to Shanghai. The British government entrusts the O'Connells to take the Eye of Shangri-La gemstone - which was also found in this excavation - back to China. Jonathan, Rick, Evie and Alex with help of mysterious mother-daughter duo must destroy the Dragon Emperor mummy before he can resurrect his army and rule the world.
- Brendan Fraser as Rick O'Connell
- Rachel Weisz as Evelyn Carnahan/Princess Nefertiri (Maria Bello played Evelyn in the third film)
- Arnold Vosloo as High Priest Imhotep
- John Hannah as Jonathan Carnahan
- Oded Fehr as Ardeth Bay, a Medjai
- Patricia Velásquez as Anck-Su-Namun/Meela Nais
- Freddie Boath as Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford played adult Alex in the third film)
Despite originally receiving mixed critical reviews, the film has developped a strong and passionate cult fandom. Some fans have also debated the movie's legacy in the action and horror genres.
Pairings in the fandom include:
- Marks by nanuk_dain, While chasing after Imhotep and Alex, Jonathan finds his attention drawn to a certain Med-jai warrior far more often than it should be... (Ardeth/Jonathan)
- My Body, My Temple by marketchippie. Imhotep/Anck-Su-Namun novelette, written for Yuletide 2014
- Everything I do by corbex (The O'Connells)
- Evie and Nefertiri's Destiny by Don Berry (Focus on the battles of Evie/Nefertiri)
- Face to Face by thatlilithchick (Imhotep/Evelyn)
- Stayin’ Alive by Abby A (AMV about the movie)
- #114: The Mummy (1999) by The Feminist Critique
- The Mummy Series works at AO3
- The Mummy & crossover works at FFN
- Mummy: The Animated Series & crossover works at FFN
- The Rick and Evie Archive
- The Mummy Archive at The Library
- Lust in the Dust, a multifandom archive
- Bald Heaven Archive, a multifandom archive that collected Imhotep fics.
- Romancing The Mummy [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Romancing_The_Mummy/ offline) "Here is where a group of slash fans who enjoy The Mummy movies can role-play slash or het adult characters with other fans. No one under 17 years of age is allowed. Sorry, but it's a policy I take very seriously."
- The Mummy Plus Slash And Chat archive link WWOB "Seems to be a demand for a place to chat The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, so let it be. The list allows chat about the show and possible relationships. It also allows fanfic of a slashy type, All stories not including a DO NOT ARCHIVE notation will be added to the WWOMB archives. Adults only, I don't like to moderate for minors. Tell your friends about us."
- more informations on The Mummy (franchise) Wikipedia page
- Merry, Stephanie (2017-06-09). "Brendan Fraser still has loyal fans — and they're not happy about the 'Mummy' reboot". Washington Post.
- Donaldson, Kayleigh (2019-05-08). "Brendan Fraser in The Mummy: The hottest action hero of the '90s". Syfy.
- MacFarlane, Jessica Maria (2017-04-09). "5 Reasons Why We Love Evie From 1999's THE MUMMY". Nerdist.
- Hayes, Allie (2019-10-27). "19 Jokes About "The Mummy" Because, Fun Fact, It's The Greatest Movie Ever Made". Buzzfeed.
- Schnelbach, Leah (2020-11-12). "Celebrating the Chaotic Energy of The Mummy". Tor.
- Grebey, James (2020-05-07). "5 Reasons The Mummy Became the Indiana Jones for a New Generation". Rotten Tomatoes.
- Santilli, Morgana (2019-06-19). "How The Mummy Changed Action Movies And Nobody Noticed". Looper.
- Baldwin, Daniel (2016-01-23). "1999's 'The Mummy' Ruined The Universal Monsters". Forbes.