The Mummy

Corrected entry: When Hamunaptra is collapsing in on itself, and they escape from it, you can see rocks as big as mountains coming out of the ground and collapsing onto the city. Rick and company are running like their lives depend on it, yet the camels are sitting there carelessly, not bothered at all, as if things like that were a daily occurrence. (01:54:50)

Correction: Having experience riding camels, I can say they probably wouldn't move unless a rock actually came up and hit them.

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Corrected entry: When Imhotep is about to kiss Evie and hears the sound of the piano, he turns around and sees a cat. He is terrified and becomes a little whirlwind of sand. Even though that the whirlwind is quite strong the books and papers on the desk aren't even shivering.

Correction: It's a 'ghost' whirlwind, a phantom, a product of black magic and demonic spells. Who knows what physical laws it obeys?

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Corrected entry: The Mummy takes a man's eyes, but the man needs glasses for him to see clearly and the mummy can see perfectly well without glasses afterwards. (01:01:25 - 01:04:00)

Correction: When Imhotep sucks off body parts to regenerate he gets his old body parts back not the victims. If that were not the case he would have looked like his victims when fully regenerated and not what he used to look like when he was a real man. Therefore he would have no problem seeing when he took Mr Burns eyes.

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Corrected entry: When Evy is telling O'Connell about the curse of the Hom-Dai, she mentions that if a victim of the Hom-Dai ever awakened, he would bring with him the ten plagues of Egypt. Then later in the film, Beni is praying to every God imaginable in an attempt to save himself from Imhotep and ends up saying a prayer in Hebrew, which Imhotep understands to be 'the language of the slaves.' The ten plagues took place during the Exodus, so if the slaves had not been freed during Imhotep's lifetime, how could the Egyptians have foreseen the plagues when they wrote about and performed the Hom-Dai? (00:58:50 - 01:07:50)

Correction: The ten plagues actually occurred before the Exodus. The final one was the slaying of the Egyptian first-born and the Israelites marked their houses and were to leave Egypt that night. The Egyptians experienced all ten plagues while the Israelites were still slaves in Egypt.

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Corrected entry: Where are all the British police and soldiers? Egypt may have been theoretically independent in the 1920s, but it was still dominated by Britain.

Correction: The British soldiers were all over the place. They were wearing white helmets in Cairo. Presumably, after all the people were taken over by Imhotep, the British soldiers either evacuated, were killed, or were among those who were taken over.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Imhotep is reincarnating Anuk-su-Namun, she is positioned with her hands on her chest (like a mummy.) When the spirit re-enters her body, her hands are in the air, shaking. The shot backs-up to take a wide view and show the Mejai. If you look at Anuk-su-Namun, her hands are back on her chest. When the shot goes back to a close of her, her hands are shaking in the air again.

Correction: The special effect of her soul going into her body covered her hands rising in the air and trembling. When she calms down, her hands drape back to her chest. When the soul leaves her, she does the same thing: her hands tremble and she falls dead.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Rick's team opens the coffin, Evie traces her fingers down the scratches in the lid and notes that they were made by fingernails. However, when Imotep was originally put in the coffin, he was very securely bound in bandages. There is no way he could have made those scratches with his fingernails.

Correction: The scarabs put in with him would have had to have bitten through the bandages to get to him, so once they had got the bandages off him he would have made the scratch marks with his fingernails.

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Corrected entry: Evie loses all her possessions when the boat sinks, but when they first see the mummy alive and Rick is freaking out, he packs all of Evie's things for her including clothes and all her books Where did they come from?

Jez

Correction: Eve didn't bring everything she owned in the world with her on the trip into the desert. Once the trio were back in Cairo, where she and Jonathan live, it only makes sense she would have more of her belongings once again.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where they go underground, they use mirrors to reflect the sun's light, therefore lighting up the tomb. The mirrors are head height, so walking past one would briefly cut off the light in the rest of the tomb, as the beam of light would not be able to continue, but some how the light does not change.

Correction: The mirrors are larger than a person could completely block off.

Sol Parker
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Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film Evie tells us that Imhotep being buried alive with the beetles would have been a slow and horrible death, yet later in the film any death involving the beetles was fast.

Correction: I would guess it's part of the Hohmn-dai (or however its spelled) curse that the beetles would eat Imhotep slowly.

Grumpy Scot
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The coffin only have a few scarab tossed in.they would have bred into a multitude and probably half starved it would be quick to eat anyone down to the bones in no time at all.

Corrected entry: As Jonathan, Rick and guy in black enter the gold room, they engage in a mummy fight with Imotep's priests. During the fight they blast the mummy priests to pieces. During the last scenes in the room of gold, what happened to the pieces of the mummy priests - shouldn't they have been scattered all over the path to the stairs? Someone must've been standing by with a broom...

Correction: Beni's death scene shows the tombs are infested by scarabs. Maybe they ate the leftovers.

Grumpy Scot
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Corrected entry: When the Mummy comes into town and they show his eye, it is blue, but later they are dark brown.

Correction: Maybe the man's eyes he stole were blue and they changed to brown as Imhotep fully assimilated them as his own.

Grumpy Scot
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Corrected entry: In the end, when Evelyn is handcuffed to the table about to be killed, Rick cuts one chain with his sword, then we see him trying to get her loose. A few scenes later, the handcuffs are off her wrists, even though there was never any mention of a key.

Correction: The cuffs could have been secured with a nut and bolt or catch. You couldn't reach them when cuffed, so a key wouldn't be necessary.

Grumpy Scot
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Corrected entry: In the part where Imhotep's priests are chasing the trio in the hall right before they get to the book of Amun-Ra, the guy in black is blasting away with a machine gun. When they reach the room with the statue, Brendan Fraser hands the man in black his shotgun. The machine gun has disappeared.

Correction: Look closely when they run for cover after Rick throws the dynamite. He has the machine gun slung over his shoulder, on his back.

Grumpy Scot
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Corrected entry: Whose organs are in the jars that the Mummy is chasing around? His all seemed to be intact when they stuck him in the sarcophagus, because he was alive, if not particularly happy.

Correction: They were his girlfriend's - he needs them to bring her back to life

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Corrected entry: In order to resurrect Ankh-Su-Namun at the end, Imhotep kidnaps Evie. Yet at the beginning he is doing the same ritual, but seems to need no body as a sacrifice. Interestingly, though, as the Magi interrupt his ceremony at the beginning, he does seem about to stab Ankh-Su-Namun with a very large knife, which would make no sense if he's just resurrected her.

Correction: In the beginning, Anck-Su-Namun's organs are fresh, so no sacrifice is needed. He's cutting her to put her organs back inside her. (This is from the Max Allan Collins novel version of the movie.) The reason he needed Evy to resurrect her the second time was because Anck-Su-Namun's organs were destroyed and Evy's organs were fresh and (because she's the woman in the movie besides Anck-Su-Namun) they are the same size.

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Corrected entry: In the scene on the boat, when Jonathan reaches for the key on the floor after fighting the guy in black, you can clearly see that it is the guy in black's hand that grabs the key because he has the black tattoo on the back of his hand. And somehow Jonathon ends up with it.

Correction: It is actually a piece of blue fabric sticking from underneath his sleeve. I think the director, in his commentary, said it was a bandage because John Hannah had hurt his hand earlier.

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Corrected entry: The city of Hamunaptra (meaning 'City of the Dead Man') was found in India in the 1850's. There are no known ancient Egyptian cities by that name.

Correction: A. The Mummy is not a documentary, it's fiction, it doesn't have to use real city names. B. It's said in the movie that Hamunaptra is a secret hidden city.

Grumpy Scot
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Corrected entry: As Benny drags his bags of loot out of the temple, there's suddenly a bunch of camels chained up outside. O'Connell and the crew flew in on a plane, Evie and Benny came by sandstorm, so who brought the camels?

Doc Premium member

Correction: There's already an entry about this in the Corrections section.

Phaneron Premium member
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Correction: As the other correction states, this entry was already submitted and corrected. But to briefly elaborate, those are camels from the earlier expedition, which were abandoned at the city. Remember, quite a few people died, and they were forced to flee quickly, so they obviously didn't take all the camels with them. Simple as that.

TedStixon

Corrected entry: When our heroes open Impotep's sarcophagus, Evie translates something carved into the inside of the lid ('He has left us a message') For someone trapped inside a coffin while alive he carves quite neatly doesn't he? (00:56:30)

Kara

Correction: Given the fact that according to the script he was buried alive and slowly eaten by scarabs over a period of years, he sure had all the time he needed to figure out a way to neatly carve a handful of letters, didn't he?

Doc Premium member
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jonathan picks up the scarab, it breaks open and the beetle inside starts to crawl under his skin. We see Brendan Fraser tear Jonathan's shirt and cut the beetle out of him. However, in the very next scene, we see Jonathan walking into the temple, his shirt is intact and there is no blood to be seen. (01:37:05 - 01:38:30)

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Trivia: In the scene where Evie wakes up to find a rat on her chest she screams and rolls over and the rat then lands on the female mummy. According to the commentary on the DVD the rat wasn't meant to land on the girl playing the mummy, who was only the make-up lady. As soon as it landed on her she jumped up screaming.

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Question: No matter how many times I watch this, I don't count all 10 plagues. Do some end up on the cutting room floor?

ChiChi

Answer: The featured Plagues are: locusts, flies, water turning into blood, fiery hail, the sun turning black, boils and sores. The missing Plagues are: cattle disease, wild beasts, frogs, and death of the first-born sons.

Chosen answer: The plagues stop when they 'destroy' the mummy's powers. The good guys are trying to stop the mummy before the death of the first-born plauge (which they suceed in doing, as Jonathan survives the movie), as well as preventing the mummy from becoming all powerful and impossible to destroy - which would happen after the tenth plague. Some of the plagues, too, could have been happening while the good guys are in Hamunaptra and therefore not experiencing them themselves, bringing the total of plagues experienced by the outside world closer to nine.

Kaite13
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