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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?!
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.
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.
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.
I've seen a lot of shit in my days, but this movie is...fuck.
Definitely the weakest of the three mommy thumbs. The idea of exploring another cultures tradition with mummification is a great idea especially when you have someone such as gently but this movie ultimately fails. First off their son Alex who had an accident in the second film apparently speaks all American in this one. Rick O'Connell when you see him with the rest of the characters feels like he's been the same age since the first movie. Everyone around him noticeably looks older but he just looks the same. Then the new girl that plays even not only is it noticeable that it's a different character but her character does absolutely nothing. You can see why the first girl from…
SUCKS as a Mummy movie. Sucks as a movie. Bor-ing!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Someone has mad love for The Mummy series in Hollywood. It was visually loaded and top-notch effects for the time, gorgeous locations, the works. And they acquired maybe too serious supporting cast with Jet li and Michelle Yeoh. They also replaced the Evelyn O'Conner character with a more distinguished Maria Bello. Who looked beautiful on screen but was totally unbelievable as Rick's wife. Rachel Weisz had crafted really the perfect head-strong librarian adventurer who could fall in love with a dashing romance novel Encino man. And the franchise had a lot of emotional capital built-up between them. I was convinced. The Maria Bello rendition makes it seem like a marriage of aristocratic convenience.
Technically the script was "good". Some decent…
A fun action flick that misses the mark of the previous Mummy flicks in the franchise. The humor seemed a little too staged. Maria Bello as the new Evelyn didn't work for me. I love Brendan Fraser. I normally like Jet Li but his character didn't have the menace I was looking for. The EFX were good but I thought the Yeti's were a little much and too cartoony. Michelle Yeoh, John Hannah, Isabella Leong were solid. I didn't care for Luke Ford as Alex. Nice to see Anthony Wong. A favorite of mine.
There's some initial promise in the set-up that adventurers Rick and Evelyn O'Connell have settled into retirement and are utterly bored by domestic bliss. The recasting of Rachel Weisz with Maria Bello obviously doesn't work, but it's an uncharismatic Luke Ford as their son and Isabella Leong as his love interest that are major casting duds. As the film veers away from the fun mythology of ancient curses and devolves into one dreadful action sequence after another, the runtime wears on beyond reason. By the time a gang of yetis turn up, all is lost — and there's a lot left to sit through after that.
To this day, the worst movie I have ever seen.
No Internet in Germany 11 :( I don't have internet in my apartment so I have been watching movies like crazy. I really don't see how the emperor lost... seemed really dumb... I was rooting for him I won't lie.
being a fan of the other mummy movies i can proudly say.... THIS FUCKING SUCKS. i give it a "iwandie"
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