"The Information" on: on; `The Mummy'

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What Is It?

Stephen Sommers' attempt to keep up with the Indiana Joneses; a special- effects laden remake of the 1932 film starring Boris Karloff.

Who's In It?

Brendan Fraser (right) plays dashing adventurer Rick O'Connell, who together with plucky English scholar, Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) and her oafish brother (John Hannah), stumble upon the forbidden tomb. Meanwhile, Arnold Vosloo plays the bandaged anti-hero, the former high priest, Imhotep.

What They Say About It

"People will enjoy the silliness of The Mummy, but silliness isn't much to take away from a hugely expensive rehash of an honourable horror tradition," Anthony Quinn, The Independent.

"The Mummy is fun. It has lots of terrific set pieces and some nice lines. It's a shame that any genuinely creepy sense of taboo is lost in this film," Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

"Flesh doesn't just creep; it crawls, writhes and gets sucked up by a monster that owes more to computers than Boris Karloff ever did to the original Mummy director, Karl Freund. Enjoy," James Christopher, The Times.

Where You Can See It

The Mummy (12, 125 mins) is on general release.

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