The Mummy Analysis

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Universal Pictures is One of the biggest movie producers out there,and they have made and remade many of their most iconic movies since their beginning in 1912. One of those movies is the 1932 Horror Film “The Mummy” starring one of the greatest actors of all time, Boris Karloff. It even won an academy award for best film in science fiction, horror, and suspense. Due to its success, a remake was bound to happen. In 1999 universal studios did not disappoint when it released “The Mummy” starring Brendan Fraser and Arnold Vosloo as Imhotep. Compared to the older film it was stylistic, adventurous, and modern. Many things we loved about the original was in the remake, however some things did stand out. Like the CGI used in the remake to create …show more content…
So when “The mummy” was released on motion picture, the actors were the ones who really sold the movie. And the star in the original was the great boris Karloff. His portrayal of The Mummy” brought you feelings of horror, fear, and sympathy. Many great quotes in the movie comes from karloff's voice himself, which give his character depth and a colorful background. In the 1999 version Arnold Vosloo is the actor who plays the role of Imhotep. His powers seem to be stronger and more immerse, and while he does appear to be a threat to the hero and heroine, he does not carry the same horror you will feel with karloff’s mummy. The IMDB website database doesn’t even contain any notable quotes from Arnold Vosloo’s version. Since the name of the movie is “the Mummy” his character should have more script, however this is not the case. Because of this lack of additional dialogue from imhotep in the later movie, the original film’s mummy is much creepier.In each film there is a heroine that the mummy Imhotep is trying to kidnap and use to rise the soul of Ankh-es-en-a,um from the underworld into a fresh new body. In the first film Ankh-es-en-amun is reincarnation of her soul over …show more content…
Then finally coerces her into coming to the museum where he plans to embalm her and rise her from the dead. In contrast to the remake of the film Imhotep has no disguise, and is simply using everything in his power to kidnap Evelyn Carnahan and change her into Ankh-su-namun, his long dead lover. Although, Evelyn is not the descendant of Ankh-su-namun bloodline, he believes her to be at first and then seems to change his mind about this. Universal studios extended on this in a sequel with “The Mummy Returns” made in 2001. Where we find out that Anck-Su-namun soul is dormant within a new character by the name of “Meela” and attempts to restore her memory using a similar pool as in the first film where Ardath Bay shows Helen her past. It’s interesting that this was left out, only to end up being details in the sequel. What is most special between the relationship of the mummy and the heroine in each film is that Boris Karloff’s version had many more romantic moments with the heroine. Such as this quote taken from www.imdb.com/title/tt0023245/ “My love has lasted longer than the temples of our gods. No man ever suffered as I did for you.” - Imhotep. You really understand the strength of his love for Ankh-es-en-amun his true love, whom he wishes to rise from the dead. While the Later version fails to show this kind of feeling for Anck-su-namun until the sequel. Therefore, you can tell that the original mummy gives you a sense of

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