Furry Vengeance

  • Directors: Roger Kumble
  • Producers: Brendan Fraser, Keith Goldberg, Ira Shuman, Robert Simonds
  • Writers: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert
  • Genres: Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Matt Prokop

A real estate developer (Fraser) is given the task to develop a forest into a development by his boss (Jeong) but the animals who live in the forest have other plans.

Extraordinary Measures

  • Directors: Tom Vaughan
  • Producers: Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Carla Santos Shamberg
  • Writers: Robert Nelson Jacobs
  • Genres: Drama
  • Actors: Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell

Brendan Fraser plays John Crowley, a biotechnology executive, whose two youngest children were afflicted with Pompe disease. Along with his wife, Aileen (Keri Russell), he raises money for research scientist Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford) (most likely representing Dr. William Canfield), forming a company to develop a drug to save his children’s lives.

Crash

  • Directors: Paul Haggis
  • Producers: Paul Haggis, Don Cheadle, Bob Yari, Cathy Schulman
  • Writers: Screenplay, Paul Haggis, Bobby Moresco, Story, Paul Haggis
  • Genres: Crime, Drama
  • Actors: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Ryan Philippe, Larenz Tate

A police detective with a drugged out mother and a thieving younger brother, two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the white district attorney and his irritated and pampered wife, a racist white veteran cop who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner, a film director hits with his wife who is ashamed and humiliated by two policemen, a locksmith and his young daughter who is afraid of bullets.

Inkheart

  • Directors: Iain Softley
  • Producers: Cornelia Funke, Ileen Maisel, Dylan Cuva
  • Writers: David Lindsay Abaire, Cornelia Funke, Gary David Goldberg
  • Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: Brendan Fraser, Eliza Bennett, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Andy Serkis, Jim Broadbent

Mortimer “Mo” Folchart (Brendan Fraser) and his 12-year-old daughter, Meggie (Eliza Bennett), share a passion for books. What they also share is an extraordinary gift for bringing characters from books to life when they read aloud. But there is a danger: when a character is brought to life from a book, a real person disappears into its pages.

On one of their trips to a secondhand book shop, Mo hears voices he hasn’t heard for years, and when he locates the book they’re coming from, it sends a shiver up his spine. It’s Inkheart, a book filled with illustrations of medieval castles and strange creatures–a book he’s been searching for since Meggie was three years old, when her mother, Resa (Sienna Guillory), vanished into its mystical world.

But Mo’s plan to use the book to find and rescue Resa is thwarted when Capricorn (Andy Serkis), the evil villain of Inkheart, kidnaps Meggie and, discovering she has inherited her father’s gift, demands that she bring his most powerful ally to life–the Shadow. Determined to rescue his daughter and send the fictional characters back where they belong, Mo assembles a small group of friends and family–some from the real world, some from the pages of books–and embarks on a daring and perilous journey to set things right.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

  • Directors: Eric Brevig
  • Producers: Brendan Fraser
  • Writers: Jules Verne, Michael Weiss, Mark Levin
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Actors: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem

Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) is a Bostonian volcanologist whose 13-year-old nephew, Sean (Josh Hutcherson), is supposed to spend ten days with him. Trevor has forgotten that Sean is coming until he receives several messages from Sean’s mother. When Sean’s mother drops him off, she leaves Trevor with a box of items that belonged to Max, Trevor’s brother and Sean’s father, who disappeared 10 years before. Sean suddenly takes interest in what Trevor has to say after he tells him about his father, whom he never really had a chance to know. Trevor discovers in the box Max’s old baseball glove, a yo-yo, and the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. Inside the book Trevor finds notes written by his late brother. Trevor goes to his laboratory to find out more about the notes. There he realizes that he must go to Iceland to investigate for himself.

He intends to have Sean flown back to Canada but relents at Sean’s protest and brings Sean along for the adventure. They start by looking for another volcanologist named Sigurbjörn Ásgeirsson and instead find his daughter Hannah (portrayed by Anita Briem), the scientist having died years earlier. It turns out that he and Trevor’s brother Max were Vernians, a small group who believe the works of Jules Verne to be fact. Hannah offers to help them climb up to the Stag Mountain which has suddenly started sending data again. While hiking the mountain, a lightning storm forces the three into a cave that collapses, leaving them trapped. The group then explores the cave looking for an exit, and they find it is an abandoned mine which was closed after an accident that killed 81 people. They then venture deep into the mine until they reach the end of the tunnels and enter to the bottom of a volcanic tube which is full of precious gems. As they are admiring the gems they realize the floor they’re standing on is actually muscovite, a very thin rock formation. Due to their weight, the muscovite breaks and the group falls (for about 2 minutes) thousands of miles through the volcanic tube to the center of the earth, surviving only because the volcanic tube eventually turns into something like a “water slide” which drops them into a lake. There they find that the center of the earth is actually another world but in the same planet, “a world within our world”, and they set to explore the place.

Trevor uses a flare to ignite the magnesium in the wall and causes a geyser to shoot them through Mount Vesuvius in Italy. When they destroy the vineyard of an Italian man, Sean gives him a diamond which he found earlier. Trevor sees that he has many more in his backpack, and he uses them to fund his brother’s laboratory. Throughout the adventure, Hannah and Trevor gradually become close and even share a kiss. The film ends on the final day of Sean’s visit with Trevor (and now Hannah). As he is leaving their new home, which was purchased with some of the diamonds Sean took from the cave, Trevor hands Sean a copy of the book Atlantis: The Antediluvian World by Ignatius L. Donnelly, suggesting they could maybe hang out during Sean’s Christmas break, alluding to a possible sequel.

The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

  • Directors: Rob Cohen
  • Producers: Stephen Sommers, James Jack, Bob Ducsay, Sean Daniel
  • Writers: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Actors: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Luke Ford, Anthony Wong Chau Sang, Isabella Leong, Liam Cunningham, David Calder, Russell Wong, Michelle Yeoh

A warlord (Jet Li) in Ancient China conquers his enemies and becomes The First Emperor Of China, known as The Dragon Emperor Han or Emperor Han. As his first act as Emperor, he orders the construction of The Great Wall Of China, burying his former enemies beneath it and cursing them to hold it up for all eternity. The Emperor orders a witch, Zi Yuan (Michelle Yeoh), to search for the secret to immortality with the aid of The Emperor’s right-hand-man, General Ming Guo (Russell Wong). Zi Yuan and Ming fall in love, angering the Emperor who desired Zi Yuan for himself. After Zi Yuan supposedly casts the immortality spell on The Emperor in Sanskrit, a language he does not understand, he has Ming drawn and quartered and wounds Zi Yuan. She then reveals that she had foreseen this and has in fact cursed The Emperor and his army, who are encased in clay, becoming The Terracotta Army, permitting Zi Yuan to escape.

In 1946, 13 years after the events of The Mummy Returns, the now-Americanized Alex O’Connell (Ford), son to Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn (Maria Bello), locates Emperor Han’s Tomb with the financial backing of Professor Roger Wilson (David Calder), an archaeology professor. Alex is attacked by an unknown woman, but succeeds in bringing The Emperor’s coffin to Shanghai. Meanwhile, the British government entrusts The O’Connells to take The Eye Of Shangri-La back to China as a good faith gesture to The Chinese. It is revealed that Wilson is in league with a Communist paramilitary group led by General Yang (Anthony Wong Chau-Sang) and his second-in-command, Choi (Meng), who see The Emperor as the only one who can bring order and greatness back to China. The mysterious woman from the tomb attacks the mummified Emperor in his coffin, which turns out to be a decoy. By accident, the magical fluid within The Eye lands on the statue of The Emperor, which is revealed to be the actual Emperor’s body. He is quickly brought back to life, although he remains trapped in his Terracotta form. Han accepts the service of Choi and Yang but kills Wilson. The woman from the excavation site tries to kill The Emperor with a magical dagger, the only weapon that can kill him, but is unsuccessful in killing The Emperor.

The O’Connells return to Shanghai, where Alex and Lin fall in love. Jonathan decides to move to Peru with the Eye of Shangri-La, which he had stolen himself, as there are no mummies in Peru. However, an ending comment appears, explaining that shortly after his arrival, mummies were soon discovered in Peru.

George of the Jungle

  • Directors: Sam Weisman
  • Producers: David Hoberman, Jordan Kerner, Jon Avnet
  • Writers: Dana Olsen, Audrey Wells
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
  • Actors: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Holland Taylor, and John Cleese

Ursula Stanhope (Leslie Mann) is a beautiful, blonde San Francisco heiress, reluctantly engaged to marry Lyle Van De Groot (Thomas Haden Church), who seems more attached to his fiancee’s wealth than to her. On an expedition to Central Africa, joined by Lyle, two poachers hired by Lyle named Max and Thor, and a quarter of African men led by Mr. Kwame, Ursula learns of the legend of the “White Ape” from Mr. Kwame. The legend describes of the ape as a super strong man who rules the jungles of Africa. The group discover the Ape Mountain where the White Ape lives. Lyle causes trouble for Ursula and her porters, one of them falling off a rope bridge when Lyle shakes it about and he then abandons Ursula when the two are attacked by a lion. Ursula is saved by the White Ape, revealed to be a Tarzan-like man named George (Brendan Fraser). George takes her to his treehouse home where the rest of his family lives – an intelligent talking ape named Ape (John Cleese); Shep, George’s pet “dog”, really an African elephant; Tookie Bird, a toucan; and Little Monkey, a small monkey. George has a habit of crashing into trees while vine-swinging and is rather childish. He falls in love with Ursula, attempting to impress her like a gorilla but when this fails, he instead dances with her around a campfire.

After admitting they love each other, George and Ursula are married in a lavish jungle celebration and eventually have a son named George Jr. George helds Jr. at the top of the pride rock, and all the animals are gathered there to see him, similar to The Lion King, where Rafiki held Simba. Ape travels to Las Vegas, Nevada where he becomes a performer, and the final scenes show him using Max and Thor as stage props in his program.

The Mummy

  • Directors: Stephen Sommers
  • Producers: Sean Daniel, James Jacks
  • Writers: Screenplay, Stephen Sommers, Story, Kevin Jarre, Lloyd Fonvielle, Stephen Sommers
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

The movie begins in Egypt, circa 1290 BC. High priest Imhotep engages an affair with Anck-su-namun, the mistress of Pharaoh Seti I—other men are forbidden to touch her. When the Pharaoh discovers their tryst, Imhotep and Anck-su-namun murder the monarch. Anck-su-namun then kills herself, intending for Imhotep to resurrect her. After Anck-su-namun’s burial, Imhotep breaks into her crypt and steals her corpse. He and his priests flee across the desert to Hamunaptra, the city of the dead, where they begin the resurrection ceremony. However, they are caught by Seti’s guards before the ritual can be completed, and Anck-su-namun’s soul is sent back to the Underworld. For their sacrilege, Imhotep’s priests are mummified alive, and Imhotep himself is forced to endure the curse of Hom Dai: his tongue is cut out and he is buried alive with a swarm of flesh-eating scarabs. The ritual grants eternal life, forcing Imhotep to endure the agony of his wounds for all time. He is buried under high security, sealed away in a sarcophagus below a statue of the Egyptian god Anubis, and kept under strict surveillance by the Medjai, descendants of Seti’s palace guards. If Imhotep were ever to be released, the powers that made him immortal would allow him to unleash a wave of destruction and death upon the Earth.

At night, Evelyn takes the Book of the Dead from the Americans’ tent and reads a page aloud, accidentally awakening Imhotep. Although both groups return to Cairo, the mummy hunts down the Americans who opened the box, slowly regenerating with each person he kills. Beni survives a meeting with Imhotep by pledging allegiance to him and helps him track down the Americans and the canopic jars in Cairo. Evelyn hypothesises that if the Book of the Dead brought Imhotep back to life, the Book of Amun-Ra can kill the high priest once again. Imhotep captures Evelyn, intending to sacrifice her to resurrect Anck-su-namun, and returns to Hamunaptra, pursued by Rick and Jonathan. Evelyn is rescued after an intense battle with Imhotep’s mummies, and she reads from the Book of Amun-Ra. Imhotep becomes mortal, and Rick stabs him. Rapidly decaying, Imhotep leaves the world of the living, vowing revenge. Beni accidentally sets off an ancient booby trap and is trapped by a swarm of flesh-eating scarabs as Hamunaptra begins to collapse into the sand. The heroes escape and ride off into the sunset on a pair of camels laden with treasure.

The Mummy Returns

  • Directors: Stephen Sommers
  • Producers: Sean Daniel, James Jacks
  • Writers: Stephen Sommers
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Arnold Vosloo, John Hannah, Oded Fehr, Freddie Boath, Alun Armstrong, Dwayne Johnson

In the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes in 3067 BC, a warrior known as the Scorpion King led his army to conquer the city. However, the Scorpion King lost the campaign and his army was scattered into the desert of Ahm Shere. One by one they died of heat exhaustion, leaving only the Scorpion King. To survive, the Scorpion King swore an oath to the god of the underworld, Anubis, exchanging his soul for the power to defeat his enemies. Anubis granted his wish, creating an oasis to hide the Scorpion King’s pyramid and giving him the Army of Anubis (an endless legion of demonic anthropomorphic jackal-headed warriors) to exact his revenge. The Army of Anubis swept across Egypt, destroying all in their path, and once their task was finished Anubis claimed the Scorpion King’s soul.

About 5000 years later, in 1933, Evy and Rick O’Connell are exploring another pyramid with their son, Alex. Within, they discover the Bracelet of Anubis. Back in London, their son Alex puts the bracelet on, providing him with directions to the oasis of Ahm Shere. It being the year of the Scorpion, Alex has seven days to reach the oasis, at which point the Scorpion King and his army will reawaken. Alex is captured by an Egyptian cult who have resurrected Imhotep: their purpose for doing so is to use Imhotep’s power to defeat the Scorpion King, which would give him command of the Army of Anubis. The cult, led by local museum curator Baltus Hafez, includes the psychopathic warrior Lock-Nah and Meela Nais, the reincarnation of Imhotep’s love Anck-su-namun. The O’Connells set out to rescue Alex, accompanied by Ardeth Bay, the Medjai warrior from the previous film, and Evy’s hopeless brother, Jonathan. Rick’s associate Izzy, an airship pilot from his past adventures, provides transportation.

Rick and Imhotep race to escape the now-collapsing temple. A chasm leading to the underworld appears, and Rick and Imhotep fall in, barely managing to cling onto the edges of the opening. Evy enters the room and manages to save Rick despite the dangerous debris falling from the ceiling, but Anck-su-namun is unwilling to do the same for Imhotep. Shocked and heartbroken, Imhotep willingly casts himself into the chasm; meanwhile, as she flees, Anck-su-namun accidentally falls into a pit of flesh-eating scorpions. The family climbs to the top of the pyramid and meet up with Izzy. They escape unharmed and with a massive diamond that Jonathan pulled from the top of the pyramid. The film ends with the group setting off into the sunset, a grateful Ardeth bidding them farewell from afar, and Jonathan and Izzy arguing over who should keep the diamond.