With the upcoming third Mummy film, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Universal is re-releasing the first two films in two-disc deluxe editions that are loaded with extra features.

The 1999 film rebooted the Universal classic as a sci-fi action-adventure with Brendan Fraser as a kind of Indiana Jones and Rachel Weisz as the love interest. The mummy itself is actually more of a rampaging CG monster.

Bigger but less effective, the sequel added Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and Billy Zane to the mix and upped the CG mayhem.

All in all, it’s a fun, albeit a little soulless, series.

Grade: B/C

The Mummy/The Mummy Returns are both currently available.