The new Tom Cruise-led version of The Mummy is, without a doubt, an insane film. The reboot features loads of ridiculous scenes, but how does it compare to the sheer number of absurd moments in the original Mummy movie? The new film features a wild airplane crash, a plot point-sharing dead character that's cribbed straight out of An American Werewolf in London, and the most on the nose ending line in the history of cinema — "It takes a monster to defeat a monster" — all of which make for a delightfully absurd picture. And although it's tempting to declare this new film to be the craziest Mummy movie ever, I wouldn't count out the 1999 version just yet.
The '90s Mummy, which of course stars Brendan Fraser as adventurer Rick O'Connell, is the type of movie that just isn't made any more. The goofy one-liners, the hammy acting, the fact that it's an action film starring Brendan Fraser... the film is very much a product of its time, and as such, is overflowing with crazy moments that will make you do a double take even today. So in remembrance of this bona fide classic of yesteryear, I present to you the 13 most absurd moments from the original incarnation of The Mummy.