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Founded Year

1997

About Jonam Composites

Provider of fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites. The company provides carbon, glass, and aramid fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite profiles and prepregs.

Jonam Composites Headquarter Location

Boughton Industrial Estate Units 7&8 Leen Court, Maun Way

Boughton, NG22 9ZD,

United Kingdom

44 162 383 6625

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The Mummy: Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz’s adventurous romp catches lightning in an urn

Jun 20, 2021

Tightly written and perfectly cast, this goofy late-90s horror-comedy about an Egyptian curse is the perfect comfort watch The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor are streaming in Australia on Stan. For more recommendations of what to stream in Australia, click here ‘An absolute joy’: John Hannah, Rachel Weisz and Brendan Fraser in The Mummy. Photograph: Universal ‘An absolute joy’: John Hannah, Rachel Weisz and Brendan Fraser in The Mummy. In a pinch, I’m pretty sure I could close my eyes, clear my mind and play the entire movie in my head from start to finish. I’ve watched it that many times. It started when I was 10, when my family all crowded into my grandfather’s apartment to watch the then new-ish movie on VCD. There were murders, dead bodies coming back to life, and a monster that could command sand into a huge version of its own face, big enough to swallow a plane! It was absolutely terrifying. I couldn’t wait to watch it again, and it’s been basically playing on loop, in the background of my life, ever since. The plot of this 1999 film is pretty straightforward. In ancient times, the high priest Imhotep and the Pharaoh’s mistress Anck-Su-Namun fall in love. When their affair is discovered, they murder the pharaoh. Anck-Su-Namun immediately takes her own life, with the knowledge that Imhotep will bring her back from the dead. However, before he can, he is put to death and buried with a curse: that if anyone should dare release him, he’ll come back as an all-powerful mummy. Fast forward to Egypt in the 1920s, where archaeological digs are all the rage after the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb … you can see where this is going. The cinematic result is an absolute joy. While technically it is a remake of a 1932 movie of the same name from Karl Freund, the director behind the classic Dracula with Bela Lugosi, The Mummy of 1999 is very much its own thing: comedy and horror and adventure all perfectly balanced. Brendan Fraser, as rakish American adventurer Rick O’Connell, swings seamlessly from action hero to comic lead. He teams up with librarian and Egypt obsessive Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) and her rash and impulsive brother Jonathan (John Hannah) to discover the lost city of the dead, Hamunaptra, and the riches supposedly contained within. The three of them spend the film getting into supernatural scrapes, fighting baddies both living and dead, and bouncing one-liners off each other comfortably and continuously. Arnold Vosloo plays the titular Mummy as both sinister and tragic without ever undermining the humour of the film. Brendan Fraser as the rakish adventurer Rick O’Connell and Arnold Vosloo as the titular Mummy. Photograph: Keith Hamshere/AP The older I get, the more I realise that they captured lightning in a bottle with this film and, to almost the same degree, with its sequel The Mummy Returns. It’s tightly written, perfectly cast and as they walk the difficult line between horror and goofy comedy, somehow everyone is tonally on the same page. Never is the rare collision of good luck and skill in The Mummy more apparent than when you encounter the abject failure of the third film in the franchise, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. It has a good concept in theory and most of the core cast are in it, doing their best. And yet, remove Weisz, amplify the role of the annoying son and throw in a couple of yetis (if only I were joking), and the magic is gone. Not even Michelle Yeoh can save it. It’s abominable. Leave it out of the rewatch cycle. Pretend it doesn’t exist.

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