The big summer hit of 1999 was The Mummy starring Brendan Frasier. It wasn't just a horror film, like the earlier mummy movies, but an action movie with a generous dose of comedy. Of course it was a hit, maybe because it used some really safe themes and tropes that had been tested 18 years earlier, and even long before that. Hey, you can't go wrong doing what's been done before, as Hollywood discovered long ago.
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