Double bill of swashbuckling Egyptian adventures starring Brendan Fraser as Rick O'Connell, an American who discovers Hamunaptra, the city of the dead. In 'The Mummy' (1999), Rick is driven away by locals and arrested. Three years later, Englishman Jonathan (John Hannah) discovers an ancient artefact, which he gives to his sister Evelyn (Rachel Weisz). In turn, she trades the artefact for Rick's release from prison and the trio set off for Hamunaptra, hoping to arrive there before Beni (Kevin J. O'Connor), Rick's crooked former associate. However Beni has already invoked a curse which frees Imhotep, a supernaturally-gifted mummy. He pursues the adventurers across the land, feeding upon the flesh of unfortunate explorers. He aims to sacrifice Evelyn, hoping to resurrect another evil mummy... In the sequel, Rick and Evie have settled down to married life in London with their eight-year-old son Alex. Meanwhile, the British museum is playing host to the corpse of Imhotep, the mummy which had previously given Rick and Evie such a hard time. When ancient magic brings Imhotep back to life, a chain of events is set in motion that will lead to the end of the world, thus forcing Rick and Evie to dust off their mummy-defeating skills once again.