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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.
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The lighthearted, FX-laden Mummy franchise continues in this flawed yet breezy installment that stays true to the series' mix of humor, expensive eye candy, and wild action spectacle. Much is new in this third outing, as can be seen in its locale (China), its villain (Jet Li), as well as a 20-year old grown-up son character (Luke Ford) and two new leading ladies (Maria Bello and Michelle Yeoh) -- never mind a different helmer at the wheel (Rob Cohen). The changes affect the film dramatically, from the director who's a bit uncomfortable with camp sensibilities to the others who strive to find their own footing in a vehicle not designed for their strengths. The end result is a bit underwhelming,…
I have seen the last 45 minutes of this film about six times. It seems to be on every month or two. I have never seen the rest of it.
Based on the last 45 minutes, I have no wish to see the rest.
Perhaps it's not fair to judge a movie when I haven't seen all of it, but oh well, thems the breaks.
All I can really say is that it felt...I don't know, flat. The lack of Rachel Weisz is a big problem - I hate recasts at the best of times, but Evie #2 is really lacking the chemistry that Weisz and Fraser had. It's impossible to tell whether she's a good actress or not, since…
Still fun and exciting, but Rachel Weisz's absence is a major strike against the movie. I loved the chariot chase and the fight scenes were well choreographed. It lacked the easy humour of the first two, however, and by the time you have a trilogy, most series tend to have run their course. As this one has.
Much better than I remember, but has nothing on the first two. The story and action are decent but the script, particularly the dialogue, isn't as sharp as the first two. It often cuts away to one liners, rather than infusing them into the action scenes and it frequently feels forced. Maria Bello doesn't live up to Rachel Weisz as Evelyn in the slightest, and has no chemistry with Brendan Fraser. There's a lot I liked about this, but it fails to capture the tone and spirit of the originals. It's a solid action movie, but far from a Mummy movie.
I thought it was a worthy successor to the first two. The only downside was the miscasting of Bello in place of Wiez, but there were many nice touches for the fans and Fraser is still at the top of his game with the character. The yetis were cool.
Didn't think they would make a third but with Li and Yeoh anything is possible. Not great, but if you're looking for another PG-13 mummy adventure it'll deliver.
I wanted this to be so good but I was left feeling disappointed. While the effects, set, music and costumes were great and the terracotta army looks fantastic I just couldn't accept that Rachel Weisz wasn't in the film. If she couldn't reprise her role then they should have removed her character and not tried to replace her (6.8.08)
I wholeheartedly admit to being one of the very few who kind of enjoyed the third MUMMY film. For me, changing the setting from Egypt to China was pretty cool as it brought in a new and fresh story, some entertaining action sequences and delightful humor. Yes, not seeing Rachel Weisz is a real shame, the vast majority of the effects look laughably bad and it certainly lacks the quality and wit of the first film. I just thought it worked well for a safe and cheesy adventure flick. I prefer it more to THE MUMMY RETURNS honestly.
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