70 - The Mummy (1999)

How do you feel about a Mummy Movie that features The Sandman more than the expected “man wrapped in bandages”? Do you think Brendan Fraser was an Indiana Jones knock-off or a worthy heir to Harrison Ford’s adventuring roles? Is Stephen Sommers’ movie too dumb to be fun or too fun to be dumb? It’s our seventh Gray Area episode and just as 1999’s THE MUMMY split the Tomatometer, so it has split The Contrarians! Julio will be on the offensive and Alex on the defense as they discuss the depiction of Americans as a destructive force, Imhotep’s adorable fear of cats, the allure of sexy librarians and more!

PHOTO: Indy, Marion and Marcus.

PHOTO: Indy, Marion and Marcus.


00:00:00 - 00:46:36 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:46:37 - 00:47:09    Ladies man

00:47:10 - 01:14:03      Real Talk

01:14:04 - 01:15:35        The Future!

01:15:36 - 01:28:03 Plugs and See Ya Laters


- Alex plugged this. Almost didn’t even get a link. He also gave a shout out to ON CINEMA AT THE CINEMA - watch it in order from the beginning!

- To take care of your further Mummy needs: check out WENGHTALK RADIO’s episode where they pit THE MUMMY VS VAN HELSING.

- Against all odds, Julio looooved LIFE ITSELF. Come at me, bro.

- Hans Rothgiesser, the man behind our logo, can be reached at @mildemonios on Twitter or you can email him at mildemonios@hotmail.com in case you ever need a logo (or comics) produced. And you can listen to him talk about Peruvian politics on his own podcast, NACION COMBI.

Up next, a very special bonus episode as we try our hand at our very first movie commentary! We’ll be joined by former guest Reid Lansford (from our JUNO episode) to chat all throughout HALLOWEEN 5 - so start prepping for that! Until then, please rate/review/subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, you know the drill. And let us know what you think about Brendan Fraser’s THE MUMMY! Was it just an Indiana Jones rip-off? Do you prefer it to the latest Tom Cruise version? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!