Tale of the Mummy

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"The curse is legend. The terror is real."
  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 4.0  (3,455)

Tale of the Mummy is a supernatural horror film from the year 1998. Directed by Russell Mulcahy, the movie stars Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard, and Sean Pertwee. Set in the modern-day, the movie is centered around an expedition team that discovers a mummy's tomb in Egypt. The movie begins with an opening sequence that takes place in ancient Egypt. Princess Nefertiri is awoken from her slumber as her tomb is invaded by high priests who want to punish her for her involvement with a forbidden lover. This leads to a series of events that results in Nefertiri's immortality and entombment. We are then fast-forwarded to present-day Egypt, where a group of adventurers has discovered Nefertiri's tomb.

The movie's main protagonist is an archaeologist named Riley. Riley is a gifted linguist, and he has been hired by his mentor, Dr. Claire Mulrooney, to translate the hieroglyphics found at the tomb. Dr. Mulrooney has employed the help of two other experts: a geologist named Bradley Cortese and an Egyptologist named Samantha Turkel. As the team embarks on their excavation of the tomb, a series of eerie events begin to occur. Samantha is repeatedly haunted by visions of the ancient princess, while Bradley is devoured by mysterious creatures that reside within the tomb.

The team soon realizes that the mummy they were excavating is not just any ordinary mummy, but that of the ancient princess Nefertiri, who has awoken from her slumber after centuries of sleep. The awakened princess seeks to regain her power by taking over the body of Samantha Turkel.

Tale of the Mummy offers a fresh twist on the classic mummy theme. The movie stands out due to its intriguing plot, well-developed characters, and stunning visual effects. The movie builds a palpable sense of tension from the outset, and the plot takes some unexpected turns, leading to thrilling suspenseful sequences.

Jason Scott Lee delivers a commanding performance in the role of Riley. His character is brilliantly crafted and full of depth. Lee brings his signature intensity to the character, portraying a sense of urgency and desperation that keeps the audience engaged.

Louise Lombard is equally impressive in her portrayal of Samantha Turkel. She brings a subtle range to the role, oscillating between fear and wonder, as her character is threatened by Nefertiri's increasing dominance.

Sean Pertwee, who plays Bradley Cortese, gives an exceptional performance, immersing himself in the complex and psychologically turbulent character. Pertwee manages to deliver a chilling performance, especially in the scenes involving the mysterious creatures that attack his character within the tomb.

The movie's pacing is excellent, moving steadily throughout the narrative, building tension and suspense as it progresses. The movie's visual effects are impressive, and the movie benefits from having solid production values that greatly enhance the overall viewing experience.

In closing, Tale of the Mummy is an intriguing and suspenseful movie that offers an innovative take on the classic mummy theme. The movie has a strong cast of characters, including Riley, Samantha, and Bradley, who all deliver fantastic performances. With impressive visual effects and solid production values, Tale of the Mummy is a thrilling and engaging horror flick that promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Tale of the Mummy is a 1999 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.0.

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    4.0  (3,455)