the mummy

In honor of Erika's birthday, here's one of her favorite movies...

the year: 1999

the genre: action and adventure

the cast: Brendan Fraser (Rick O’Connell); Rachel Weisz (Evelyn Carnahan); John Hannah (Jonathan Carnahan); Arnold [Arnold?!?] Vosloo (High Priest Imhotep); Kevin J. O’Connor (Beni Gabor); Bernard Fox (Winston)

the plot: In 1923, adventurer Rick leads Egyptologist Evelyn and her brother Johnathan to mysterious Hamunaptra. While Johnathan is keen on finding the legendary Egyptian treasures, Evelyn wants to search for the Book of the Living, which would clarify a lot in historical knowledge about the ancient Egyptians. Unfortunately, they and a rivaling group of American adventurers free Imhotep's mummy from his eternal prison. With the ancient and quite agile high priest on the loose, the adventurers and scientists face a dangerous enemy.

count: how many camels Rick and Jonathan have to buy on their way to Hamunaptra.

don’t miss: Winston. He’s a peach.

check out: the camel refusing to budge for Beni, when he is trying to load the sack of gold. It’s appropriate because apparently, all camels on set hated actor Kevin J. O’Connor.

listen for: “You lied to me.” “I lie to everybody. What makes you so special?”

also listen for: “You're gonna get yours, Beni. You hear me? You're gonna get yours.” “Oh, like I've never heard THAT before.”

did you know: the library disaster was done in one take. It would have taken an entire day to re-shoot if a mistake had been made.

extra bonus points: if you can guess how long it usually takes Erika to watch this movie.


Erika said...

"Did you come back from the desert with a new friend, Beni?"
"I don't know. I was going to be killed. It seemed like a good idea at the time.(Evie storms out)...What?"

Answer: I always skip the creepy wall-crawling skeleton army, giant scarab infestations and gross human feature regeneration, so I can usually watch the whole movie in about 45 minutes. It's one I watch while I'm sewing. If you haven't seen it, watch it with me and I'll show you all the funny parts. :)

Millie Motts said...

Hmmm...Hayley Mills vs. The Mummy. Would that be like King Kong vs. Mothra? Or maybe Chuck Norris vs. Bruce Lee?

My money's on Benie.

Laney said...

Oh Chuck Norris would win hands down.

"Looks to me like you're on the wrong side of the river!"

Erika said...

I'm not sure how I feel about that combination. I think The Mummy as a (Haley Mills) musical would be...um...special?

Lori said...

Erika, we'd love to watch your version with you sometime!

Laney said...

The Mummy Returns is good, too. Only a brief scene with the bugs. Maybe sometime we'll do a "best of" version for Erika and Gina, too. Don't bother with the Mummy 3...LAME! Oh so lame.