Corrected entry: The mummies that attack during the scene on the doubledecker bus are supposedly pretty tough and can smash through brick and masonry walls. However, during the fight just before the bus hits the bridge, the mummy fighting Fraser acts like a normal person. The two grapple together, and the mummy has his hands around Fraser's throat and tries to strangle him. Not only does Fraser fend him off, he even breaks his grip and dives to the floor before the bridge hits. Pretty wimpy for a mummy that just tore through a steel bus roof.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the father says "You know, those snakes are very poisonous." Then the mother says "Only if they bite you." You can clearly see the snake's colours are red touching black which clearly means that the snake is not a venomous snake.
Corrected entry: In the beginning, Ardeth calls Anubis the "dark god." However, Anubis was not an evil god, simply the one to perform the weighing of the hearts ceremony for the deceased. The fact that he deals with the dead may have created a false impression. But a much better "dark god" could have been Set, god of chaos.
Corrected entry: After Rick and Evie open the chest with the bracelet in it, the Nile begins to rush in. They are running down a corridor and Rick has his rucksack (with the chest in it) in his left hand. The Nile is shown rushing in upon them. They turn to face the oncoming water and Rick puts both arms around Evie. You can see both his hands. Then he reaches up and holds onto the grate with both hands. When the wall collapses and Rick and Evie wash out, the rucksack is back in his left hand.
Corrected entry: After Evie has been taken from her house, Rick, Ardeth, Jonathan and the kid run to get the car and give chase. As they get round the corner of the house they all stop running and are just walking to the car. As they have only run a a few paces they can hardly be worn out but since this is an emergency why do they stop running?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Alex is escaping the train, he has to pull the emergency stop cord to make the train stop and even Imhotep is surprised that the train is stopping. However, their destination was Karnak so that Alex could see the next step of the journey. As Alex enters the ancient city, the bracelet reacts and he sees the next step, thus, they are at Karnak. Shouldn't the train have been stopped or in the process of stopping already without Alex pulling the cable if they had reached their destination?
Corrected entry: In her visions, Evie is shown to be Nefertiti, with Seti I being her father (or whatever he is surposed to be). However, the visions are set in 1290 BC, in the 19th Dynasty. That's correct in terms of Seti I, but Nefertiti is from the 18th Dynasty and is believed to have lived between 1370-1330 BC, over 200 years before Seti I.crickey78
Corrected entry: In the first movie, Anack-su-namun is already established as pharaoh's wife. However, in the second one, the pharaoh says that she is soon to be his wife.
Corrected entry: In the scene where they enter the museum, and begin fighting, Brendan fires a shot from his shotgun, and you can see one of the shells being extracted jams his shotgun.
Corrected entry: Another timeline mistake - when Anck-sun-Namun is convincing the three henchmen to open the chest on the train, one of them says four men opened the very same chest nine years ago, referencing the four Americans from the first movie, which was in fact seven years ago (The Mummy took place in 1926 and The Mummy Returns took place in 1933, thus seven years' difference).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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".
Corrected entry: If the horsemen introduced are the leaders of the twelve tribes, why are there only nine of them?
Corrected entry: When they talk in Egyptian (and they do, and some of it actually makes sense too.) they use the word Selaku for Scorpion. This is fine - Mr Smith who wrote the Egyptian did some work on pronounciation so he is as correct as he can be, but the Egyptians never used the letter L. It should be Seraku.
Corrected entry: In the bus chase scene they come across a bridge. A sign reads "low clearance" or whatever. The roof of the doubledecker bus gets cut off. There are two mistakes in that scene. (1) The bridge is the tower bridge of London. Doubledecker buses actually CAN pass under that bridge. (2) If there is a low clearance at one side of the bridge, why isn't it the same on the other side? On the opposing side they could just drive through without any obstacles.
Corrected entry: When the Medjai face the final onslaught of the Anubis' warriors, they keep their swords in a ready stance, but they don't move them even when the army hits them. That would be a perfect way to fight if they want their heads chopped off, since the swords would have no hitting power if swung from that stance.
Corrected entry: In the beginning when they're running from the nile, they grab on to the steel grate above them... Didn't know the Egyptians made steel!
Corrected entry: Probably one of the few times the plot of an entire movie hinged on a mistake. When Mathayus the Scorpion King is dying of thirst in the desert, he prays to Anubis, god of death, to bring him an invincible army to crush his enemies. Anubis does this, but in return makes Mathayus his eternal slave. The problem is: Anubis ISN'T the ancient Egyptian god of death. Although he almost always ends up miscast as this, the truth is he is the god of mummification and the GUARDIAN, not the god of, the dead. The true god of the dead is as yet unidentified in the Egyptian pantheon, but more likely than not belongs to Anubis's mother, Nephthys.
Corrected entry: When Rick, Evie, Jonathan and Alex are 'walking' up the pyramid at the end to be rescued, there are steps there for them. The Ancient Egyptians NEVER made pyramids with those kind of ridges on them. They were smooth and even if there were stairs. At the size that they were, the pyramid could only have been about 10 metres tall.
Corrected entry: When Ardeth sends Horus back to report to the Med-jai, Horus flies over the bad guys and is seen by Lock-Jaw. Tell me this: If they were following the bad guys and the Med-jai were following them, how did Horus fly over the bad guys? They were in the opposite direction he was supposed to have gone.
Corrected entry: In the first film, Imhotep must kill the Americans and take their organs etc. in order to regenerate. When he meets the first guy he takes his eyes and tongue, because before he had none. Then when he dies at the end, he is shown rotting back to his original, eye-less state. But in this film, when he is regenerated he already has eyes and a tongue, but he hasn't killed anyone yet. Where did they come from?
Corrected entry: In the bus chase scene, Fraser shoots a shotgun through the roof of the bus. The damage that is done looks like single bullets were shot - not like the typical shotgun damage.
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when it shows the Meji on his horse, there are many tracks all around him, as if someone, or many people were there before.
Corrected entry: When Rick saves Evie from being thrown into the fire in the museum, he cuts the ropes that are binding her hands and feet. The ropes are still left around her wrists and ankles, but she can now run. For the next several minutes, as they are fighting the Mummy and his armed guards, her bindings appear and disappear. When Rick and Evie run from the museum and she stops to pull the bench in front of the doors, all of the ropes are completely gone.
Corrected entry: When the cast is sent back to ancient Egypt and after Arnold Vosloo and Patricia Velasquez have killed the king and she urges Imhotep to go. You can see at the bottom left hand corner, her arm from the present come into the scene but it is smaller than normal. Someone didn't get the timing right.
Corrected entry: When Rick climbs the bridge and sees the bad guys speed off down the left side of the road. A car is approaching in that lane and swerves into its own left lane to avoid it. That means the car was driving on the right side of the road...in London.
Corrected entry: When looking for the Oasis, Rick says something along the lines of "That's the Blue Nile down there. We must be out of Egypt be now". The Blue Nile starts in Sudan, hundreds of miles away.
Corrected entry: Please explain to me how after their son is kidnapped in London, Evie, Rick, and Jonathan, DRIVE up to the hot air balloon place in Cairo the very next morning? How long would it have taken in 1933 to get from London, England to Cairo, Egypt? In this movie, overnight. It can't be a time lapse - we know the kid has only a few days to get to the pyramid.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Anuck and Nefertitti are fighting with the short swords in front of a larger audience in ancient Egypt, they are using Japaneese daggers, called Sai. Talk about globalisation.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the balloon has crashed at the edge of the oasis of Ahm Shere, Izzy complains that he won't be able to get the balloon back in the air because he needs gas, or hot air at a push, neither of which is readily available in a desert oasis. The next we see of him is when he rescues Rick, Evy etc from the top of the pyramid. How exatly did he manage to re-inflate the balloon? It's never mentioned.
Corrected entry: In the original movie the Mummy calls Evie by the name of the lady he was trying to bring back from the dead in the beginning. Yet in this movie you learn that Evie is Nefertiri reincarnated. It is obvious that Imhotep would have know who Nefertiri was so he wouldn't have called Evie by the other name.
Corrected entry: It seems a bit odd that Ardeth Bay at the same time as facing the armies of Anubis personally is seemingly a true muslim referring time and again to Allah in Arabic. Islam being monotheistic it would deny the existance of other deities.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Rick and Evie are grieving the loss of Alex you can see the side of Rick's ammunition belt. The shotgun rounds are filled with a white powder signifying blank ammunition.
Corrected entry: This story takes place in 1933. However, during the sequence of events in Rick's home, they are attacked by people trying to retrieve the scorpion bracelet. One of the villians begins shooting at Rick and his brother-in-law with a Sten submachine gun. This firearm wasn't invented for another 10 years, until after the outbreak of WWII, in 1943.
Corrected entry: As soon as Rick and Evelyn get home in London, they begin talking about going back to Egypt to look for the Oasis. Evelyn says the last known expedition to find the Oasis was sent by Ramases IV, but the words are hardly out of her mouth before she begins listing famous historical generals (Napoleon, Alexander the Great, Caesar) who sent expeditions. You even see Roman standards and Centurion corpses later on in the movie.
Corrected entry: The balloon guy says something like "do you know how many cubic metres it takes to fill this thing (the balloon)?" when the metric system didn't come in for another 40 odd years.