The momentum never stops in this flick even when there aren't any action scenes.
Stephen Somers is a genius in making a horror movie that is appealing to the family orientated demographic that knows how to push the envelope on what it can have in a movie but knows when to back off without straying into an age rating that would see the kids stay home.
Brendan Frazer is funny, tough and resourceful as the amusing and bad-ass Rick O'Connell whilst Rachel Weisz serves as his love interest as Evelyn "Evie" Carnahan whom while somewhat clumsy is actually very intelligent and resourceful as an Egyptian Librarian.
John Hannah as Jonathan Carnahan is just a treat to watch as the way he stumbles over himself in this movie is like he intentionally does it and makes it work for his character as the movie's comic relief when it gets a little too serious at times.
Arnold Vosloo plays the role of the stoic antagonist extremely well as titular character Priest Imhotep who becomes the Mummy for getting a little too close and personal with the Pharaoh's wife.
Special & Visual effects are really mind-bending when you consider the the transformations that Arnold goes through from being a walking corpse back to just normal Arnold which hold up well for a movie only a few years away from it's 20th anniversary. (that makes me feel old, lol)
Like most movies from back in the day they have a lasting shelf-life where they can be dusted off and shown for a new Generation that can get into these movies that are Grade-A classics. This movie is in the same ball-park as that of Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters and Terminator.
It's true when they say "they don't make them like that anymore"