Favorite Scene Monster Chiller Horror Theatre In 3-D: The Mummy (1999)
You knew 1999 was a special year for American film when I even found things to appreciate in THE MUMMY, Stephen Sommers affectionate tongue-in-cheek tribute to Universal 1930’s horror and 1980’s Spielbergian derring-do. While the excessive quips are just that, I thought Brendan Fraser an engaging hero, Rachel Weisz quite lovely and Arnold Vosloo a quasi-tragic worthy villain. And you have to respect any movie that gives Bernard Fox (Dr. Bombay from “Bewitched”) a grand pulp intro and exit. I am particularly enamored of the mummy battle royale above, a beautifully choreographed sequence with a lithe, believable Fraser, and one of my favorite Jerry Goldsmith cues selling it all. Some brilliant youtube scientist added 3-D to this great moment so grab your Count Floyd 3-D glasses (for only 20 bucks) and look at those mummies…just leaping right out at you…ooo, now that’s real scary!