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The Mummy Returns...to DVD...again
on December 19, 2005
This set contains reprints of the two recent Mummy films starring Brendan Frasier and also The Scorpion King, notable as The Rock's first starring vehicle. Universal has not added anything new to these discs - in fact, we get the single-disc version of "The Mummy" here and not the ultimate two-disc edition (though to be fair, all it added was cast commentaries and previews for Mummy 2). If you own these films already, this product isn't aimed towards you.
These movies are pure popcorn entertainment. The first works reasonably well as an Indiana Jones homage, and is the strongest of the three. The Mummy Returns brings all the main cast back and adds more, resulting in a very crammed movie that relies too heavily on CG effects, many of which are below par. The Scorpion King is like all of The Rock's other movies - brainless, but charming because The Rock is charming.
Overall it's hard to recommend a set like this because popcorn flicks don't appeal to everyone. But to be fair, they're the kind of popcorn flicks that know exactly what they are and don't try to be epic, serious, or overly pretentious. This is also a very cheap set, making it a nice consideration if you like even one of the flicks.