How do you mess up having both Jet Li AND Michelle Yeoh in your $145 million movie???
Why put people through the violence of trying to pass off Pennsylvania-born Maria Bello as a horribly-accented, uppity-British-imitation Rachel Weisz?
Who exactly needs to see a grown Mummy son become a bland, no-longer-accented Navy Seal shell of a young man scamming on an Asian woman in one of the most baseless romances ever conceived on screen?
By the time of this third Mummy disaster, in order to perform Brendan Fraser had to be “put together with tape and ice—just, like, really nerdy and fetishy about ice packs. Screw-cap ice packs and downhill-mountain-biking pads, 'cause they're small and light and they can fit under your clothes. I was building an exoskeleton for myself daily.”
And just what do we have to show for it? A $250 million profit, a broken man who needed 6+ surgeries, and 112 minutes of wasted time.