C. Molly Smith
Updated Jun 12, 2017 @ 9:25 pm

Brace yourself for some serious nostalgia! With The Mummy starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella currently in theaters, it’s time to take a look back at the 1999 film of the same name — directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser as adventurer Rick O’Connell and Rachel Weisz as librarian Evelyn Carnahan.

It’s super dated, sure, but also super fun — and Fraser and Weisz are quite the dynamic duo. So, here are some of the fun, quirky highlights that you’ll love to remember:

1Evelyn saved Rick from strangling to death, because she’s a boss ass bitch.

Just look at how smug she is here.

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2There’s an amazing, action-packed boat fight toward the beginning of the film.

The action isn’t reserved for Imhotep, or his cohorts, alone.

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3Seemingly taking a cue from Indiana Jones, Rick looks adventurer chic throughout the WHOLE. DAMN. MOVIE.

This is just ONE example, and we’re digging it.

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4Rick and Evelyn have amazing chemistry.

Enough said.

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5This man has some serious pipes.

“Can’t stop, won’t stop yelling at the undead,” we imagine Rick thought while screaming at mummies.

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6Rick fought off Imhotep with a cat, and LOL.

The big bad’s fear comes from the ferocious felines being the guardians of the underworld. Makes sense for his time, but it’s funny to us now.

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7Basically the MacGyver of the undead, Rick uses a mummy hand to grab a sword out of reach, attack another mummy, and save his life.

Talk about being inventive.

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8But it’s Evelyn who ultimately puts an end to all the shenanigans by making Imhotep mortal again — and therefore destructible — by reading from the Book of Amun-Ra.

Because did we mention she’s a boss ass bitch?

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9Then there’s Beni, who finally gets his due after teaming up with Imhotep, and repeatedly screwing over our heroes.

Just such a satisfying end.

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So, there you have it: a trip down mummy-ry lane (ha!).