History Film / TheMummyTrilogy

12th Nov '17 9:14:02 AM RossN
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* ImprobableAge: Capt. Winston Havelock is a retired AcePilot from the First World War. However the first film is set less than a decade after that war ended and Capt. Havelock is visibly over sixty (his actor Bernard Fox was ''seventy one'' at time of filming.) Even assuming he joined the Royal Flying Corps at the outbreak of war in 1914 he'd still have been deep into middle age during his combat career.

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* ImprobableAge: Capt. Winston Havelock is a retired AcePilot from the First World War. However the first film is set in 1926 less than a decade after that war ended and Capt. Havelock is visibly over sixty (his actor Bernard Fox was ''seventy one'' at time of filming.) Even assuming he joined the Royal Flying Corps at the outbreak of war in 1914 he'd still have been deep into middle age during his combat career. Adolphe DuBois d'Aische, a Belgian pilot who was the oldest known real life ace in the war was his in early forties, still a decade or more younger than Winston would have been.
12th Nov '17 9:06:13 AM RossN
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* ImprobableAge: Capt. Winston Havelock is a retired AcePilot from the First World War. However the first film is set less than a decade after that war ended and Capt. Havelock is visibly over sixty (his actor Bernard Fox was ''seventy one'' at time of filming.) Even assuming he joined the Royal Flying Corps at the outbreak of war in 1914 he'd still have been deep into middle age during his combat career.
15th Sep '17 4:08:28 PM TheNerevarine
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* AllMythsAreTrue: Egyptian and Chinese myths to be specific; Anubis serves as GreaterScopeVillain for Imhotep and the Scorpion King in the second movie, while Chinese magic and creatures such as Yetis are featured on the third movie. And if the ''Scorpion King'' spin-off series is any indication, Mesopotamian deities like Astarte coexist alongside them.



%%* BigBad: Imhotep in the first and second movie.
%%** Emperor Han in the third movie.

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%%* BigBad: * BigBad:
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Imhotep is the main antagonist in the first and second movie.
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and, though in the latter, he [[BigBadEnsemble shares the role]] with the Scorpion King, whom Imhotep intends to kill to gain control over his army.
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Emperor Han in the third movie.movie aims to revive his empire and take over the world.



* MrFanservice: [[http://angelacameron.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/oded-fehr.jpg Ardeth Bay.]] [[http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1497/2imgfs9.jpg Non]][[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/mummy/images/a/a4/My_074ErickAvariOdedFehr.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090120091758 stop.]]
** When Imhotep is first fully regenerated, he's wearing body-covering and very badass black robes. After his travel-via-dust devil, he spends the rest of the film wearing a translucent off-the-shoulder drape and what are effectively Egyptian bootyshorts. Ladies, you're welcome.
* MsFanservice: Anck-su-namun's first appearance is wearing nothing but gold and black body paint and a few strips of fabric. Her second appearance... [[{{Squick}} not so much]]. By her appearance in the second film, she is right back there again in a series of slinky black outfits.
** Evy was supposed to be this after the sinking of the boat in ''The Mummy''. According to both the novelisation and the original script, the dressing gown was so sheer that she was practically wearing nothing. In the final cut, the director had another gown edited in at the last minute to retain the rating. In the sequel, she is seen mostly wearing a pair of form-fitting khaki trousers which really show off her rear end.
** The sparring match, when both Anck-su-namun and Nefetiri are wearing scarcely more than the ancient Egyptian equivalent of gold bikinis.



* MrFanservice: Imhotep spends much of his screen time shirtless.
%%* {{Mummy}}: [[CaptainObvious Well duh.]]

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* MrFanservice: [[http://angelacameron.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/oded-fehr.jpg Ardeth Bay.]] [[http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1497/2imgfs9.jpg Non]][[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/mummy/images/a/a4/My_074ErickAvariOdedFehr.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090120091758 stop.]]
** When
Imhotep is first fully regenerated, he's wearing body-covering and very badass black robes. After his travel-via-dust devil, he spends much the rest of his screen time shirtless.
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the film wearing a translucent off-the-shoulder drape and what are effectively Egyptian bootyshorts. Ladies, you're welcome.
* MsFanservice: Anck-su-namun's first appearance is wearing nothing but gold and black body paint and a few strips of fabric. Her second appearance... [[{{Squick}} not so much]]. By her appearance in the second film, she is right back there again in a series of slinky black outfits.
** Evy was supposed to be this after the sinking of the boat in ''The Mummy''. According to both the novelisation and the original script, the dressing gown was so sheer that she was practically wearing nothing. In the final cut, the director had another gown edited in at the last minute to retain the rating. In the sequel, she is seen mostly wearing a pair of form-fitting khaki trousers which really show off her rear end.
** The sparring match, when both Anck-su-namun and Nefetiri are wearing scarcely more than the ancient Egyptian equivalent of gold bikinis.
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{{Mummy}}: [[CaptainObvious Well duh.]]]] While Imhotp fits the more classic depiction, Emperor Han in the third movie is a less conventional example, being incased inside a statue instead of bandages.



* ThePunishment: The Hom-Dai curse that turned Imhotep in an abomination was supposed to be AFateWorseThanDeath. But it also gave him immortality, control over the elements and ability to summon the ten plagues of Egypt, superhuman strength, telekinisis and made him basically invulnerable (unless if the Book of the Dead or greater entities like Anubis made him mortal again).



* ShadowArchetype: In the first film, Jonathan serves as one for Beni. He's just as lecherous, capable with languages and greedy, but unlike Beni, after teaming up with Rick he immediately apologises for having picked his pocket and clarifies that he makes a point never to betray a business partner.

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* ShadowArchetype: In the first film, Jonathan serves as one for Beni. He's just as lecherous, capable with languages and greedy, but unlike Beni, after teaming up with Rick he immediately apologises apologizes for having picked his pocket and clarifies that he makes a point never to betray a business partner.



%%* TheSwarm: Scarabs, locusts, flies...

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%%* * TheSwarm: Scarabs, Imhtoep has the power to summon loads of these composed of scarabs, locusts, flies...flies.



%%* TheUndead: The mummies.

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%%* * TheUndead: The mummies.mummies are a given, but also any of their undead servants count. The third movie adds [[spoiler:friendly undead that assist the heroes against Han's Terracota army]].
13th Aug '17 5:12:37 AM Tommoraptor
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** Evy was supposed to be this after the sinking of the boat in ''The Mummy''. According to both the novelisation and the original script, the dressing gown was so sheer that she was practically wearing nothing. In the final cut, the director had another gown edited in at the last minute to retain the rating.

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** Evy was supposed to be this after the sinking of the boat in ''The Mummy''. According to both the novelisation and the original script, the dressing gown was so sheer that she was practically wearing nothing. In the final cut, the director had another gown edited in at the last minute to retain the rating. In the sequel, she is seen mostly wearing a pair of form-fitting khaki trousers which really show off her rear end.
23rd Jul '17 3:00:37 AM jormis29
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[[http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052291 The series is set to be rebooted]] with new characters, a new story and a contemporary setting [[Film/TheMummy2017 in 2017.]]

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[[http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052291 The series is set to be rebooted]] was rebooted with new characters, a new story and a contemporary setting [[Film/TheMummy2017 in 2017.]]
17th May '17 6:16:48 AM fusilcontrafusil
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[[http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052291 The series will be rebooted]] by Universal, with new characters, a new story and a contemporary setting.

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[[http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052291 The series will is set to be rebooted]] by Universal, with new characters, a new story and a contemporary setting.
setting [[Film/TheMummy2017 in 2017.]]
26th Feb '17 4:52:24 PM nombretomado
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** The scores to the first two films reference the ''LawrenceOfArabia'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdFwhhH2x7I theme]] heavily.

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** The scores to the first two films reference the ''LawrenceOfArabia'' ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdFwhhH2x7I theme]] heavily.
31st Dec '16 10:25:29 AM nombretomado
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During the long wait for a third, we got the SpinOff[=/=]{{Prequel}} ''Film/TheScorpionKing''. It had Wrestling/TheRock fight Egyptians and sorcerers and stuff like that. It had pretty much nothing to do with the original two films, but had the same approach to humour and the action scenes in particular were considered awesome, if only for the fact that this is what happens to ''anything'' involving DwayneJohnson. ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' itself got a direct-to-DVD pre-prequel, ''The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior'', and two sequels, ''The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption'' and ''The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power''. The existence of a fourth movie means that Universal made a sequel to a sequel to a prequel (to the original ''Scorpion King'') of the prologue of a sequel (''The Mummy Returns'') of a remake (''The Mummy''). Is your head hurting yet?

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During the long wait for a third, we got the SpinOff[=/=]{{Prequel}} ''Film/TheScorpionKing''. It had Wrestling/TheRock fight Egyptians and sorcerers and stuff like that. It had pretty much nothing to do with the original two films, but had the same approach to humour and the action scenes in particular were considered awesome, if only for the fact that this is what happens to ''anything'' involving DwayneJohnson.Wrestling/DwayneJohnson. ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' itself got a direct-to-DVD pre-prequel, ''The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior'', and two sequels, ''The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption'' and ''The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power''. The existence of a fourth movie means that Universal made a sequel to a sequel to a prequel (to the original ''Scorpion King'') of the prologue of a sequel (''The Mummy Returns'') of a remake (''The Mummy''). Is your head hurting yet?
16th Dec '16 4:12:03 PM Tightwire
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* HijackedByJesus: ''The Mummy Returns'' paints Anubis as a {{Satan}}ic figure who [[DealWithTheDevil buys souls]] in exchange for worldly power. The Anubis of actual Egyptian myth was one of the good guys.

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* HijackedByJesus: ''The Mummy Returns'' paints Anubis as a {{Satan}}ic figure who [[DealWithTheDevil buys souls]] in exchange for worldly power. The Anubis of actual Egyptian myth was one protected graves, guided the dead to the afterlife and even attended the weighing of the heart against sins, and was a good guys.guy, if not one you'd be in a hurry to meet.
14th Nov '16 2:20:55 PM Morgenthaler
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** When Imhotep is first fully regenerated, he's wearing body-covering and very BadAss black robes. After his travel-via-dust devil, he spends the rest of the film wearing a translucent off-the-shoulder drape and what are effectively Egyptian bootyshorts. Ladies, you're welcome.

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** When Imhotep is first fully regenerated, he's wearing body-covering and very BadAss badass black robes. After his travel-via-dust devil, he spends the rest of the film wearing a translucent off-the-shoulder drape and what are effectively Egyptian bootyshorts. Ladies, you're welcome.
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