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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
A New Evil Awakens.
The third installment in the Mummy franchise takes archaeologist Rick O'Connell to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his family -- including his wife and son -- to quash the so-called Dragon Emperor and his abuse of supernatural power.
The only film that has ever made me walk out of the cinema. It almost made me walk out of my own house..
"Here we go again..."
Who needs Rachel Weisz?
Who needs decent special effects?
Who needs an engaging plot?
Hell, who even needs a fucking mummy?!
Brendan Fraser's Rick O'Connell had a charm about him in the two previous "Mummy" films but this was quickly dispensed with and descended into a CGI fest, not a particularly good one at that.
Another tomb,another mummy, but no Rachel Weisz. Boo hiss. It's overblown and a little too predictable and even with Maria Bello taking over from our Rach it's boring beyond belief. Dodgy CGI aside the thrills just aren't there. And their son is as annoying as he was as a kid in the second film. Rob Cohen should have stuck to producing as his directorial cv reads like a car crash. Unlikely there'll be more of these films and they should have stuck with just the two.
The Mummy doesn’t return in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor but Jet Li’s Emperor, more specifically, you guessed it, Dragon Emperor serves as the big bad in this final (?) instalment.
To be honest this wasn’t less entertaining than The Mummy Returns, the utterly confusing thing is that the filmmakers decided to repeat the mistakes that made the initial sequel less compelling than The Mummy though.
I’m fine with the story being relocated to China and names like Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Wong and Jet Li (well the last one not that much) brighten up my mood, but the now adult son of Rick and Evelyn gets more annoying and the fuckers just couldn’t resist to make some CGI…
I kept waiting for Nicolas Cage to make an appearance but even he didn't want to appear in a film this bad.
Me gusto bastante menos la primera vez que la vi, pero me lo he pasado mejor en este segundo visionado. Muy a la sombra y más bien por debajo de las 2 entregas iniciales de Sommers, pero se le perdona por unas cuantas cosas: Tratar de renovar las cosas trayéndose a momias chinas, digo, soldados de terracota; fichar a dos mitos del cine de artes marciales como Jet Lo y Michelle Yeoh (aunque esta última tenga poco lucimiento;); y sobre todo, recrear el papel de Raquel Weisz, que abandonaba la saga, con una María Bello muy divertida que encaja perfectamente en un personaje que es menos la bibliotecaria de la primera entrega, y más una heroína pulp que reparte estopa igual que pueda hacerlo Brendan Fraser en la saga, y que bien podría ser la abuela de Lara Croft.
Better than I remembered, but still not good. It has a great concept, but the execution is bungled by an ill-suited director (Rob Cohen). I really wish Sommers had directed this one himself.
Scriptwise, this one is tighter than The Mummy Returns, but it lacks the sense of fun of the first two...despite having a similar Harryhausen vibe to Returns. We've got a resurrected warlord sorcerer, a good witch, Yetis, two giant monsters, an evil Terra Cotta army, and a good army of corpses...and it all mostly falls flat due to the poor execution.
Worst of all, this one has a stellar cast and it wastes them all. There are only two returning actors (Brendan Fraser, John Hannah) and both…
The adventurous O'Connell clan (Brendan Fraser and Maria Bello) are back and battling more mummies, this time in post-WWII China, where their now grown-up son has accidentally unleashed the spirit of a particularly nasty ancient Emperor.
This is a dumb but fun action/adventure just like the first two, owing much to the Indiana Jones franchise. It started getting reallly stupid by around the halfway mark (Yetis?) but the special effects were great and it certainly wasn't boring.
I liked this better than the 2nd "Mummy" mainly because they cast the O'Connell's son as an adult, therefore he was far less annoying than in "Mummy Returns," where he was an irritating little snot.
"Honestly I can say she's a completely different person."
I just don't understand. I don't understand how a movie that follows two movies as entertaining as The Mummy and The Mummy Returns could be so terribly boring. This was one of my biggest theatrical disappointments when it came out in 2008 and it's still a disappointment today.
None of the things that made the first two movies great are present here. Egypt? Nope. Mummies? Nope. Interesting characters? Nope. Continuity of the main characters? Nope. The genre-mixing magic is gone, leaving behind a convoluted story, over-the-top yet boring action, and complete lack of chemistry among all of the actors. The loss of Rachel Weisz as Evie hits this film hard because…
What a terrible, terrible movie. The whole thing's played like it's supposed to be some sort of slapstick comedy, though it's not funny in the slightest. So it just becomes ultra-ridiculous. And the fucking Yetis? Are you kidding me?
Shame on those of you who found it entertaining, or who criticized others for hating on it when the critics did also. The critics are right sometimes, y'know.
you can t argue with a mummy scoring a fieldgoal kicking a chinese soldier in the butt over an ancient himalaya temple gate!! ;)
No one comes out of this looking good.
Is it just me, or is the curse in this really weird? Like, there are all these strange rules and why would those be included in a curse? A curse should sentence someone to eternal torment, not sentence them to easy world domination with troops that become immortal when they walk past a wall. It just all seems really... stupid.
This movie suffers from a lack of Rachel Weisz. It also suffers from a poor script and bad special effects. "Here we go again..." is just a terrible one-liner. It's neither funny nor inspiring; it's insipid.
I thought the second movie got a bit too ridiculous with its reincarnation bullshit, but this one's convoluted curse is just so much worse. Also, everything else about it is worse, too.
We want the Chinese market.
why did i rewatch this? it sucks. they replaced evelyn with another actress and alex magically has an american accent???? smh.
This is the sort of movie where, when the battle ain't going too well for the main characters, all they have to do is call up some Yetis from the pool of immortality.
Heeheehee I love this movie.
It's just so STUPID.
A vast improvement over the second, though not half as good as the first, 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emporer' is an exercise in inferior action filmmaking--and in just how stupid, ridiculous and FUN it can get.
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Throw up. Upchuck. Spew. Blow chunks. Ralph. Retch. Vomit.
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