action sequence every five minutes, this sequel managed to keep my
attention for over two hours.
Despite being a bit predictable and stupid at times, "The Mummy
Returns" was a fun ride worth at least one viewing.
Stephen Sommers' "The Mummy Returns" relies on that modern-day adage,
"If it worked once, do it again" and again and again. Substituting
special effects for character and plot, this carnival ride of a movie
assaults your eyes and ears for two hours then drops you off, not wanting
more, but happy to be released.
If you missed the first "Mummy," or are under 30, you'll probably like
this. It does have its moments. But the problem with having so many
action sequences is that it never builds to a climax.
Here's another adage Mr. Sommers: "More is less, less is more."