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onager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 01:38 PM
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28. I had the same reaction to The Mummy & Sequel...
One reason I liked The Mummy was that it stuck to the context of its time, which made it easier for me to suspend my disbelief. It was set in the 1920's and all the stuff in the movie fit that era: the shotguns, revolvers, etc.

They violated the hell out of that in the sequel, which was set in the 1930's but had people carrying Sten submachine guns--which hadn't been invented yet.

I realize that's an anal-retentive nitpick only a crackpot like me would care about. Far worse was draggging in the Annoying Kid Character, and that incredibly stupid "Scorpion King" ending. I just laughed at that, especially with The Rock(head) looking like he was afraid the costume might turn on him and kick his ass any moment. (Now THAT would be an ending worth watching!)

Still, no cinema abuse of the mummy concept comes close to the stupidity of Anne Rice's novelistic treatment. In her book, a woman is watching an ancient mummy unwrap himself and come to life. And as the wrapping comes off, the first thing she notices is...his beautiful eyes.

Right. If I saw a 4,000 year old corpse coming to life in front of me, I'd be getting the hell outta there. And probably doing a serious re-evaluation of my skepticism.
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  -You know, I like Indiana Jones just fine, but... Orrex  May-17-08 08:25 AM   #0 
  - Huh. I had never heard of crystal skulls before this movie  turtlensue   May-17-08 08:30 AM   #1 
  - You're welcome--you've opened my eyes on more than a few occasions, too!  Orrex   May-17-08 11:32 AM   #2 
  - Paratrinket! There's a useful new word!  onager   May-17-08 12:28 PM   #3 
  - Brian Dunning did a nice job covering the crystal skulls on his Skeptoid podcast  salvorhardin   May-17-08 01:07 PM   #4 
  - All fakes, according to this article in The Independent:  mr blur   May-17-08 03:04 PM   #5 
  - Oh well....  bhikkhu   Jun-15-08 02:03 AM   #23 
  - Funny Coincidence  SpookyCat   May-17-08 10:19 PM   #6 
  - Yeah I saw an ad for that...  turtlensue   May-18-08 03:46 PM   #7 
     - LOL! I was tempted, just to piss myself off  Orrex   May-18-08 10:35 PM   #8 
        - the ancient egyptians  realisticphish   May-19-08 03:45 PM   #9 
           - One of my favorite Egyptian stories...  onager   May-20-08 03:53 PM   #10 
              - i would be interested in reading his columns  realisticphish   May-20-08 05:43 PM   #12 
                 - You can find some of them here...  onager   May-21-08 01:19 PM   #13 
                    - cool  realisticphish   May-21-08 03:54 PM   #14 
  - I like him too, but he hasn't posted in a while.  DuStrange   May-20-08 04:45 PM   #11 
  - Meh, the link sort of undermines your point.  Bornaginhooligan   May-21-08 03:56 PM   #15 
  - You're right--I posted prior to seeing the film  Orrex   May-27-08 08:04 PM   #17 
  - Did you see that the History Channell did an Indiana Jones-themed special?  semillama   May-27-08 12:15 PM   #16 
  - "The Crystal Skull annoys the hell out of me"  jberryhill   May-27-08 08:18 PM   #18 
  - Finally got around to seeing this (SPOILER)  jberryhill   Jun-13-08 02:36 PM   #19 
  - The idea was good; the execution was IMO fatally flawed  Orrex   Jun-13-08 10:09 PM   #20 
     - Count me in to the group of five!  turtlensue   Jun-14-08 03:04 PM   #21 
        - Oh yeeeah. That film was so awesome. It didn't even try to make sense.  Random_Australian   Jun-15-08 01:55 AM   #22 
           - Yeah I did feel like that one scene was  turtlensue   Jun-15-08 06:19 AM   #24 
              - See, that's what a lot of Indy4 lunatics are saying  Orrex   Jun-15-08 08:06 AM   #25 
                 - I've found your problem IMO  turtlensue   Jun-15-08 08:42 AM   #26 
                    - I had the same thought! (spoilers)  semillama   Jun-16-08 10:19 AM   #27 
                    - I had the same reaction to The Mummy & Sequel...  onager   Jun-16-08 01:38 PM   #28 
                       - One disagreement  moggie   Jun-19-08 10:23 AM   #35 
                          - No, but I will put it on top of my list...  onager   Jun-19-08 10:50 AM   #37 
                             - Seriously put it near the top of your list, if you're a Bruce Campbell fan  semillama   Jun-19-08 04:34 PM   #39 
  - I thought the film was very entertaining..  and-justice-for-all   Jun-18-08 02:50 AM   #29 
  - the problem i've seen  realisticphish   Jun-18-08 06:37 PM   #30 
     - I just take it for what it is...nothing more.  and-justice-for-all   Jun-18-08 07:49 PM   #31 
        - no  realisticphish   Jun-18-08 09:39 PM   #32 
           - Oh man, your in for it...  and-justice-for-all   Jun-19-08 03:27 AM   #33 
              - Oh dear!  moggie   Jun-19-08 10:29 AM   #36 
                 - A-H-H-H-H!!!!!  onager   Jun-19-08 11:10 AM   #38 
  - Over twenty years ago  PATRICK   Jun-19-08 10:02 AM   #34 

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