Directed by Stephen Sommers
Written by Stephen Sommers
Starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz,
John Hannah, Jonathan Hyde, Arnold Vosloo
My Advice: See it in a theater for the FX only
Rating: out of
I'm an avid Fraser fan. And, even in a movie that is all special
effects and little more, he's amusing as a down on his luck adventurer, O'Connell. By chance he stumbles upon the
Egyptian City of the dead, which harbors riches beyond compare. A twist of fate brings him to the beautiful librarian
Evie (Weisz), who tries too hard throughout this tale, and her buffoon of a brother Jonathan (Hannah). They have
in their possession what could be the final piece to the puzzle as to how to discover the aforementioned treasure.
Together with O'Connell, they head for the hidden city to find their fortune, a really crappy animated corpse,
and the worst dialogue you'll hear this year.
The supporting cast is distracting, but, thank the special effects
Gods, you seldom notice. See this on the big screen if only to fully appreciate the CGI computer artwork that went
into it. It merits little else.