The Mummy Returns

Corrected entry: Imhotep calls the temple of Karnak by it's modern Arabic name. He should have called it 'Apat-Suwt' which was it's name in Ancient Egyptian.

Correction: "Mistakes" of this type - and the standard correction - are so common on this site that they should have their own category. Films are shot in a language that can be understood by modern audiences, in this case Arabic (and English). Ancient Egyptian vanished from the earth 3,000 years ago and nobody even knows how it was pronounced.

Corrected entry: Near the end when Rick stabs the Scorpion King with the Spear of Osiris, the spear stops Rick from falling. This is impossible because the spear is so smooth it should just slide back out.

Correction: Even smooth spears gain purchase when stabbed into something, ESPECIALLY if it's alive, muscular and active. Alive things are always slightly tense. Muscles are dense. Active muscles are tenser, meaning that they would've contracted around the spear. (That's why its so hard for stabbed people to get daggers out).

Corrected entry: When Imhotep is brought back and the dark-haired woman introduces herself, she claims to be Anck Su Namun reincarnated. This wouldn't have mattered in the slightest to Imhotep as the ancient Egyptians didn't even believe in reincarnation. This also applies to Evie being the Pharaoh's daughter reincarnated; when Anck Su Namun's spirit is put into the woman's body and she 'becomes' her, she should not have believed Evie to be a reincarnation of the princess.

Correction: Who's to say for certain what can or can't happen in the afterlife? Whatever Imhotep believed in when he was alive, may have been changed by what he learned after his death(s).

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Corrected entry: Brandon Fraser's friend pours a glass of brandy for each of them, and then fills the glasses again before either of them has taken a drink.

Correction: I have watched the movie several times and cannot even find the scene this mistake refers to, I believe this mistake was posted under the wrong movie.

Corrected entry: When the mummy and Brendan first see each other (in the warehouse) you see Brendan reload his shotgun, cut to the mummy who yells "YOU", cut back to Brendan reloading his shotgun, smoking cartridge and all. I didn't hear a shot between the first and second reload. (00:39:34)

Correction: There is continuous gunfire in the scene, so you cannot tell if he fired off a shot or not.

Corrected entry: In one of the shots of the guy putting out his arm to catch the magi's messenger bird (its the shot of the man standing in front of the army) You can see a red rubber glove on the man's hand to stop the claws of the bird scratching him.

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Correction: Actually, this makes sense. Anyone would want to wear protective clothing when dealing with animals with claws/talons.

Corrected entry: Rick enters the pyramid looking for Imhotep after his wife Evie is killed by Ankh Su Namum. His son Alex then comes up with the plan to bring her back to life, and he and his Uncle Jonathan then do just that, all without Rick's knowledge. Later, when Rick is busy fighting off the Scorpion King, Evie shows up as if nothing had happened, and he reacts by calling out her name. Shouldn't he be at least a little bit shocked to see his dead wife walking about the place?

Correction: He IS surprised, which is why he called her name in such a desperate and confused way.

Corrected entry: In The Mummy, when the Pharaoh walks in on Anck Su Namun he asks her who touched her. In Evie's flashback during The Mummy Returns the Pharaoh doesn't ask about the smeared paint on his mistress' arm.

Correction: You don't see the entire scene from "Mummy One" so it is possible this was just missed.

Corrected entry: When Evie has the flashback where she is fighting Anck-Su-Namun, you see her twirling the sais around quite fast. It is quite obvious that these are aluminum sais, not full weight sais. It is close to impossible to do that particular move at that speed with full weight sais. (01:08:05)

Correction: I have a friend who is a martial-artist and he can spin swords, sais, and other weapons pretty darn fast. Plus, we don't know what the sais in the movie are supposed to be made of, they could very well be lighter "training-sais" for the girls to use.

Corrected entry: After John and O'Connell jump out of the window of their house, they land and you can see bullets hit the rail from the front. When the camera pans up, a bad guy is shooting from behind. (00:31:55)

Correction: The bullets hit the top of the railing, but the sparks from it fly in all directions, so it may seem like they are hitting the front, but it's not.

Corrected entry: On the ledge in the oasis, Ardeth tells Jonathan that the only way to kill an Anubis warrior is to cut off its head. Yet, during the first "battle" between the Magi and the Army of Anubis, there are at least 2 Anubis warriors that are headless. How are they meant to be killed? (01:45:09)

Correction: There are no headless Anubis warriors. There are some with only partial heads, or skulls where their heads should be, but none without at least most of a head.

Corrected entry: At the end Izzy saves them just in the nick of time. Just before this part we see many shots of the entire area getting sucked in to the pyramid. You can see for miles, but no airship... (01:53:55)

Correction: Izzy comes from above them, so he conceiveably could have been "above camera" in those shots.

Corrected entry: The length of the boy's tie varies throughout the movie.

Correction: Ties can be untied and adjusted to different lengths. If it's too tight, or uncomfortable, Alex could have loosened it, whihc would make it appear longer, and later tighten it, making it look shorter.

Corrected entry: The flooded corridor and the front area by the boy where both at the same ground level, since when the wall broke it caused the water to spill through. Since it was the Nile that was flooding the place, there should be more than enough water to drown all three of them, instead of that little water that spilled out.

Correction: The "Little water" that spills in? A ton of water spills in, enough that Alex has to run for his life. And also, the hole from which the water spills is only big enough that water is being let in at a fairly slow rate (For such a large amount of water.) And also, you have to consider, it will have to fill the rest of the temple/area they are in before the level will start to totally rise, so they are safe for at least a few minutes. Enough at least to get their stuff and get out.

Corrected entry: During the fight at the O'Connell estate, there is a shot in which Rick jumps onto a chair (causing it to fall over) and then runs to the bathroom. As he does so, there is a mysterious blast of steam or smoke, I'm guessing from a hydraulic device in the chair.

Correction: The blast of steam came a long while after the chair fell over and the bad guy started firing shots at them. I don't know how homes in England are made, but it appears that the bullets hit a pipe or something that caused steam to come off. It appears to be an intentional effect that the movie wanted, not a hydraulic device in the chair.

Corrected entry: When the Scorpion King eats the black scorpion at the beginning, it is blatantly obvious it is a prop scorpion, as there is almost no movement, even though it was stinging him and attacking in the previous shots.

Correction: The scorpion's tail and claws seem to be moving quite a bit when the Scorpion King eats it. Even as he bit the scorpion, the tail was still moving.

Corrected entry: When Alex begins to make the first sand castle, he uses water from a cup brought by Lock Nah. The only problem, when he pours the water onto the sand, there is not nearly enough for a sandcastle like the one he made, and I seriously doubt he asked for any more water, as they were in the desert, and it was in short supply.

Correction: Actually, you see the water spread over a very a large area and would have been absorbed a lot in the area where he just poured it. The sandcastle is not very big. He seems to have just enough water and wet sand to build a sandcastle that size.

Corrected entry: The chronology is off. The movie begins in 3067 BC, and continues in 1933 AD. But that's only 3999 years, because you have to subtract a year when you go from BC to AD (to make up for the fact that there was no 'year zero', and so 1BC to 1AD were only one year apart, not two). At most, that's still a year short, and the Scorpion King is arising too early (supposed to ride every 4,000 years).

Correction: However, scholars have questioned how accurate our calendar really is. Many scientists believe that our calendar is approximately 4 years off. I have read evolution reports that place our calendar as far as 15 (usually more like 7) years behind (meaning it would be 2020 instead of 2005) to 2 years ahead (really 2003). So it is possible.

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Corrected entry: At the end when Alex is reading from the book of the dead, how did he get it open? In the first movie, they had to have a key to open it. (01:45:25)

Correction: The bad guys used acid to open the bracelet case, so I don't think it's a big stretch that they would use the same method to open the books.

Corrected entry: Here's a mistake only a South African would notice. Towards the end of the film, when Arnold Vosloo throws the spear at the Scorpian King and Brendan Fraser catches it, he shouts "Nee", which is the Afrikaans word for "No" (Arnold Vosloo's home language.) A few seconds later he exclaims again, this time using the correct "Egyptian" word for "no". (01:54:05)

Correction: Actually, he uses the same word both times, but it could be misinterpreted as to what word he says.

Continuity mistake: In the British Museum, when Rick and Ardeth are saving Evie, Rick gives her a .45 pistol and they start to shoot the guards, her pistol fires once and the slide locks back meaning the pistol had no ammo, but she keeps firing as if the magazine was still full. (00:39:47)

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Rick O'Connell: Knowing my brother in law, he probably deserves whatever you're about to do to him. But this is my house, and I have certain rules about snakes and dismemberment.

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Trivia: In the tomb, Alex knocks over the columns the same way Evie knocked over the bookcases in "The Mummy."

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