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.