Saturday, August 9, 2008

Review: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Synopsis: The blockbuster global "Mummy" franchise takes a spellbinding turn as the action shifts to Asia for the next chapter in the adventure series, "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor." Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex (newcomer Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother, Jonathan (John Hannah). And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service. Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have lain forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents. As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force...unless the O'Connells can stop him first.

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Phillips (Skip It) Roeper (Skip It)
Fandango: 250 Oh No, 210 No, 685 So-So, 896 Go, 787 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 12% (Rotten), Top Critics: 10% (Rotten), RT Community: 36% (Rotten)
Metacritic: Critics: 31 out of 100, Users: 4.4 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C- Users: B-

My Review: At first site of the trailer I was like “another Mummy really” I very much so a skeptic when came to a third mummy movie. I saw that Jet Li was going to be in the movie, that raised my hopes for the movie. I like the concept of him having power over the five elements. But when I saw Rachel Weisz wasn’t going to be in the film my hopes where brought down again. The new girl sucked compared to Weisz. The best part of the film for me was the opening scenes with Jet Li that told the back story of his character. The rest of the film was way to cheese and lame. I am not saying it was all bad just mostly. This was just a disappointment to the other two films, three if you want to count The Scorpion King side note: (The Scorpion King 2 : Rise of a Warrior looks like it’s going to suck also. What can you get out of a direct to DVD movie) any who, The Mummy 3 not a must see but you might want to see it if that’s the case save your money and rent it later.

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