The Mummy Returns parents guide

The Mummy Returns

More frights from Egypt's past.

Overall C-

Egyptian adventurers Rick and Evelyn are back again. Now married with an eight-year-old son, they still can't resist digging up the past and getting into trouble.

Release date May 4, 2001

Violence D
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B
Substance Use A

Why is The Mummy Returns rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Mummy Returns PG-13 for adventure action and violence.

Run Time: 130 minutes

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The Mummy Returns
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Mummy Returns rated PG-13? The Mummy Returns is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for adventure action and violence.

Overall: C
Egyptian adventurers Rick and Evelyn are back again. Now married with an eight-year-old son, they still can’t resist digging up the past and getting into trouble. We’re all for a family adventure, but with the amount of violence in this flic, mommies everywhere may want to leave the kids at home.

Violence: D
Violence depicted in an adventurous swashbuckling style with little blood. A few “scare” scenes included where something suddenly appears on screen. Violence details: A decapitated head followed by a body is briefly seen. Several large battles with hand-to-hand combat. Man is stabbed. Man holding a gun. Men carrying guns and knives. Boy shoots men with slingshot three times. Scorpions climbing up man’s legs. Man and woman running from flood. Boy is stranded on scaffold while man attempts to kill him. Boy’s life threatened by falling rocks. Men attacked by scarab beetles that crawl under skin. Men with guns threaten another man. Knife held to mans throat. Woman threatens man with poisonous snake. Woman pulls knife on man. Man is stabbed. Woman kicks man. Extended fight evolving knives and swords. Woman hits man, knocking him out. Man with machine gun shoots repeatedly, killing people. Woman kidnapped. Partially decomposed animated characters seen many times. Gunfight involving many people, two men fall into fire and are burned, many others are shot and started on fire. Stolen bus driven recklessly through streets. Man shooting at decomposing mummies. Men violently thrown against walls. Man clawed by mummy. Mummy shot and blasted through window. Man pokes eye sockets of mummy. Mummy slammed into a bridge. Boy kidnapped. Mummy sucks life out of man, decomposing him. Man threatens boy with knife. Men fly through air and smack into stone pillars. Two scenes where women engage in knife fight, once to entertain an audience, the other with the intent to kill. Woman stabs herself. Wall of water drowns an airship. Another large fighting scene with shooting. Small animated “pygmy” creatures chase, shoot darts, and appear to eat people. Many of these creatures are shot. Men in quicksand, heads are pushed under. Swordfight results in one death, blood is seen. Man is shot. Man stabbed. Woman stabbed. Man has hand mangled. Two large armies, one made up of dog-like creatures, attack each other with hand-to-hand (paw?) combat. Many dog-faced creatures killed. Man and woman in fist fight. Large animated man/crab creature attacks two men, one is picked up and pulled apart. Man drops into a hellish-style pit full of strange creatures and dies. Woman falls into a pool of bug-like creatures and dies.

Sexual Content: B+
A husband and wife kiss, somewhat passionately, a few times. Woman dressed in low-cut dress revealing ample cleavage. A woman kisses a decomposing mummy. Woman briefly seen wearing only body paint and a small thong-like cloth, however little detail can be seen of her body.

Language: B
At least: 7 mild profanities, 7 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A
No content noted.

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The Mummy Returns
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba Not Rated Frightening Scenes, ViolenceVIolent Scenes.
Ontario Not Rated Frightening Scenes, Violence
Quebec G Not Advisable for Children
Martimes 14A VIolent Scenes.
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Mummy Returns is directed by Stephen Sommers and stars Brandon Fraser Rock Dwayne Johnson Rachael Weisz Patricia Velasquez.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Mummy Returns movie is May 16, 2017. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy
Release Date: May 16, 2017

Universal Studios releases The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy to home video (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD). The collection features, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Bonus extras include

Disc 1 - The Mummy (1999):
- Features High Dynamic Range (HDR) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color
- Feature Commentary with Director Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Ducsay
-  Feature Commentary with Actor Brendan Fraser
- Feature Commentary with actors Oded Fehr, Kevin J. O’Connor & Arnold Vosloo

Disc 2 - The Mummy Returns:
-  Features High Dynamic Range (HDR) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color
- Feature Commentary with Director/Writer Stephen Sommers and Executive Producer/Editor Bob Ducsay

Disc 3 - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor:
-  Features High Dynamic Range (HDR) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color
-  Feature Commentary with Director Rob Cohen

Disc 4 - The Mummy (1999):
- Digital Copy of The Mummy (1999) (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
- Deleted Scenes
- Feature Commentary with Director/Writer Stephen Sommers and Executive Producer/Editor Bob Ducsay
-  Feature Commentary with Actor Brendan Fraser
-  Feature Commentary with Actors Oded Fehr, Kevin J. O’Connor and Arnold Vosloo
-  The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Sneak Peek
-  Visual and Special Effects Formation
-  An Army to Rule the World Part 1
- Unraveling the Legacy of The Mummy
- Building a Better Mummy
-  Storyboard to Final Film Comparison
-  Photograph Montage
-  U-Control - Picture in Picture
-  BD-Live Enabled
-  My Scenes

Disc 5 - The Mummy Returns:
-  Digital Copy of The Mummy Returns (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
-  Outtakes
- Feature Commentary with Director/Writer Stephen Sommers and Executive Producer/Editor Bob Ducsay
-  Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Sneak Peek
- An Army to Rule the World Part 2
-  Unraveling the Legacy of The Mummy
-  Visual and Special Effects Formation
- An Exclusive Conversation with The Rock
- Spotlight On Location
-  Storyboard to Final Film Comparison
- Live “Forever May Not Be Long Enough” Music Video
- U-Control - Picture in Picture
- BD-Live Enabled
-  My Scenes

Disc 6 - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor:
-  Digital Copy of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
-  U-Control - Scene Explorer
-  BD-Live - My Scenes Sharing
- BD-Live - Exclusive Content
- U-Control - Know Your Mummy
- U-Control - The Dragon Emperor’s Challenge
- U-Control - Picture in Picture
- U-Control - Visual Commentary with Director Rob Cohen
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- The Making of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
- From City to Desert
- Legacy of the Terra Cotta
- Feature Commentary with Director Rob Cohen

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If you missed out on the blockbuster hit that introduced Rick, Evelyn, and Imhotep, check our review of The Mummy (1999).