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The Mummy Returns review

Check out our review of The Mummy Returns - is it any good and how suitable is it for kids?

The Mummy Returns

The Mummy Returns

Certificate: 12A

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, The Rock

Release date: 2001

3 out of 5


The title says it all, really. Rick (Fraser) and Evelyn (Weisz) are now married with a young son, Alex (Freddie Boath), but that doesn’t stop them going on adventures looking for ancient artefacts. Unfortunately, the Mummy Imhotep whom they thought they had vanquished in Part One is back too, and he kidnaps their boy, sending the pair off in hot pursuit.

This time around, the story is a bit weak – some nonsense about Evelyn being the reincarnation of Nefertiti – but there is plenty of action and some nifty battle scenes featuring the Scorpion King (played by The Rock, who later starred in a spin-off action movie) as well as impressive set pieces featuring a gold pyramid and a flying galleon. Another rip-roaring adventure.

Is The Mummy Returns suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...

Children over 12 should be fine, but note that scenes include a woman being eaten by beetles.

Imhotep can suck off people’s skin, and the pygmies may frighten younger viewers.

If you like this, why not try: The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, National Treasure, Prince Of Persia, Inkheart,