I remember when this film and The Mummy Returns were new that they were pretty popular so even without the new film I’d probably have wound up watching this series at some point anyway.
This was a fun movie. I was concerned with some of the stereotypes at the start but was amused when it turned out that also applied to the American characters when a rival team of explorers is introduced and they’re all cowboys.
I actually enjoyed this more than the original, mostly due to the living characters who have more personality here. I’m actually looking forward to seeing more from these characters in the next two films.
More than the original Mummy the film series that you can clearly see was a big influence on this movie was Indiana Jones. If you like those movies you’ll probably enjoy this, it’s not as good as them but still a fun adventure film.