"I rent a lot of "B" movies, usually featuring a monster or a giant animal of some sort. Since seeing THE MUMMY with Brendan Fraser I have rented all of the shameful glut of mummy movies that have been released to capitalize on that film's success. Fraser's mummy was no prize winner but it was action packed. ANCIENT EVIL takes the prize as the worst of all the Mummy movies. First, an Aztec mummy? What self respecting mummy is anything but an egyptian mummy? I don't think the Aztecs did any mummification anyway. What was the deal with the sets? I read in one of the other reviews that this was filmed in four days. I have to wonder if they used a script or just ad-libbed. The so-called museum where the research was taking place looked an awful lot like someone's ranch house. People in horror movies are notoriously stupid. The folks in this fiasco spike the curve. One guy actually waits in bed for the Mummy to come and kill him. The mummy is also wildly erratic in its effectiveness. While it kills off all the supporting players, it is unstoppable. When the hero is finally confronted, he just punches it in the stomach and gets away. Also amusingly cast as the last of the Aztec priests is a white kid. The mummy is said to be intended to destroy all human life on earth. That is an interesting prospect for one lone resurrected Aztec warrior. It put me in mind of a possible sequel. A time traveller from the future comes back to stop the mummy's rampage before it single-handedly eliminated all human life one by one, city by city, country by country, continent by continent. Stay away from this flick if at all possible. I was afraid that it might melt the innards of my player. Maybe it could be used as high explosives if you have large rocks in your front yard or need to knock out a wall....."
Great Mummy flick!!!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is really a good Mummy movie.I admit that when I looked at the back of the box I didn`t know what to think but being a huge fan of Mummy movies I had to rent it and I am glad I did. Ofcourse this is not like the Mummy with Brendan Frazier because it its not suposse to be.This is the first or one of the first Mummy flicks I can recall about a Aztec Mummy.You get really use to this movie because the guys stay in one place and doesn`t jump from city to city like other movies.I like films amd horror films that focus on in one place.As for the Mummy himself,he really isn`t a bad looking mummy,he carrys his sared stabbing weapon and as for the gore there really isn`t any at all and the acting isn`t bad either by the youngsters.In My opinion this movie is presented like a old late 30s,40S flick,especialy the begaining of the movie when the credits are shown. Overall I like this movie.Here is a tip,when you watch the movie listen as close as you can to the music,the music I love and it fit perfectly,it is composed by new compposer Jared DePasquale. By listening to this you may want more of his music,I know I did"
Human words cannot describe this.
shamgaranath | Arlington, TX United States | 08/07/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Wow. Now, granted I knew I wasn't subscribing to Citizen Kane or anything. All in all, this got the job done. If you get it and enjoy utterly ridiculous movies, you probably will enjoy this. But quality wise, you'll find yourself laughing. The little nerd boy is supposed to be Aztec, but looks about as Aztec as an Albino. But you do have to give this movie an E for effort. The concept is great. But when they started putting it together was when they lost it. It's rated R for violence and language. If you've seen the rest of the movies in Hollywood's horror section, it might be worth a rent."
tamaman2 | Findlay, OH USA | 07/15/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"PLOT: A College has found an Aztec Mummy that was ment to gaurd the king or some supreme ruler. Only that person can bring him back to life. But Aztecs have been dead for hundreds of years so he can never come back...or can he? Someone knows how and they are using the mummy for revenge.
STRAIGHT TALK: O.k. This new mod-horror flick was a waste of my 50 cents. Cool Cover Movie. The nerdy kid who is getting picked on just so happens to be the Aztec prince. He his scrawny and white he looks as much as an Aztec as a frog. He wears some kind of outfit when he does his rituals that looks like it came from the closet of Gary Glitter. The heartbeat of the mummy becomes very annoying and so the movie.
CAST: "Um uhh um oh no um uh a mummy"
KILLS: Mod-Horror you don't see anything
CONCLUSION: This movie put me and my dog to sleep (seriously). Bad Acting,Cast,Kills,Plot= BAD MOVIE!"
Kudos to the Mummy
Marsha McAllister | Bossier City, Louisiana USA | 03/05/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is ultra camp!! The mummy actually has a beer belly. It looks like the mummy has spent one to many nights at frat houses and sports bars. It looks like the director made the movie in his house and hired his friends to do it. If you love camp, rent it just for fun. I had to give Kudos to the mummy; he really made me laugh."