Watching "The Mummy" on TNT and feeling puzzled.
I’m watching The Mummy on TNT and I was struck by a thought.
Read no further if you haven’t seen the movie and you don’t want to know a key element in the plot.
Namely, what the hell were Pharoah’s guards thinking? Their way of dealing with Imhotep was to mummify him alive, and cursed with the Hom-Dai, the most feared curse of all. However, then they (and their descendants, who don’t get a paycheck or benefits) must mount a guard over him essentially forever because if he is ever roused from his pain-wracked afterlife (and yes, there’s a holy manual with a section on “How to rouse the people cursed by the Hom-Dai”), he will come back as an immortal demon with power over the waters and sands of Egypt.
Methinks that they could have done better to simply behead him and have done with him. I know, it would have resulted in “Short Movie Syndrome” but that’s a plot hole you could drive a truck through.
That being said, the Mummy series are among my favorite action movies hands-down. Brendan Fraser has some great one-liners throughout both of them.
Moment of Zen