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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..
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…
"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?!
I kept waiting for Nicolas Cage to make an appearance but even he didn't want to appear in a film this bad.
I hate you Rob Cohen.
The story is boring and the acting does not impress me. The dialog is cheesy and is only there so the director could have some cool punchlines in the trailer. Some of the VFX shots are so poorly executed that it looks like it just taken straight out of the 3D progam and slapped upon the footage. So bad at times. Some sweet action scenes, but they have to ruin it with gringeworthy punchlines.
So overall: this movie makes me gringe and I don't like it. But you know, some of the action scenes are good enough to not make the movie totally suck.
Good enough for what it is.
Good enough for what it is.
Switch your brain off, enjoy the action-adventure.
(I was watching this with the PMI commentary)
To start off, this came out in a month after THE DARK KNIGHT. I went to see THE DARK KNIGHT, for my 4th time, with my friend, who happened to have cancer at the time. After THE DARK KNIGHT ended, we wanted to see another movie, but had no money. My friend told the ticket guy that he had cancer, and the ticket man gave us free tickets to...
THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR
...and I remember enjoying it like I would've probably given it like a 3/5, at the time.
Well, 7 years later, I re-watched this "film." And, holy shit, I cannot thing of one redeemable value in…
why did I watch this again..
The first Mummy was good. This was terrible. Hardly any of the original cast appeared and it felt like a totally different film series.
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