To escape the edict of Egypt´s pharaoh Ramses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh´s daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti´s favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti´s son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded my God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses´s fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can ´harden his heart´.
The Mummy Returns is maybe a step above the first one. The action is non-stop, and it does manage, for the most part, to rouse the audience, or at least me. The good guys are likable. Brendan Fraser is where he belongs. Rachel Weisz is beautiful. John Hannah amuses as Jonathan, and Freddie Boath manages not to annoy as Alex, the kid. He´s pretty good as a smart-mouthed brat. The bad guys are, for the most part, fun to hate. Im-Ho-Tep is a good villain. Maybe he isn´t given enough to do here, but he´s still cool. Patricia Valazquez is a real stunner as his love interst, Anck-Su-Namun. She´s probably the best thing about the film. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was good as Lock Nah, the main henchman. Perhaps the weakest part of the film is the Rock as the Scorpion King. The narration during the film´s prologue is not nearly as good as it would be if we were watching the story develop. The Scorpion King is basically a boring character. His computer-animated doppleganger at the film´s climax is neat, but it would have been better if there were some feelings towards that character.