But then there are the drawbacks that for me pulls this one down to a five star rating. Fraser has more chemistry with John Hannah, who is a welcome distraction from the lousiness of the film. This movie has all the required elements of epic action, sense of humor and great special effects. I love Brendan Fraser but he didn't look happy to be there and with how the story was set up, you can't blame him for looking miserable. Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller 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. Fraser and Weiz returned having made an offspring and warbled, walloped and crashed through the bustling busy streets in a less than original screenplay but at least maintained their charm and kept the spark glowing from the first film. We're at a 5 pm showing, by the way.
We're at the movies together, having fun! The End of the Film: the bedraggled audience weakly applauds the fact that it's over. An 11 year old kid! It was a likable sequel, and whilst no where near as good as its ancestor still managed to be entertaining. Now the whole family with Jonathan and the protector who was supposed to keep the emperor from rising, must destroy the Emperor or he will take over the entire world. If there's a person whose hearing was damaged by too much disco, he'll sit beside me and shout questions at his wife or boyfriend through the whole thing. I didn't know Rachael W.
Loves Star Wars, James Bond, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc. The same can be said for Luke Ford, who makes a very unconvincing action hero-sidekick next to Fraser. Her acting was also quite wretched when compared to Ms. Loves Star Wars, James Bond, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc. An 11 year old kid! The next gruesome threesome to bring home to Hollywood is not only the worst of the Mummy films, but quite possibly the worst sequel of the year to date. The ancient stone is capable of resurrecting the Emperor Han and of pointing the way to Shangri-La and the eternal pool of life. Another disappointment was the recasting of Evelyn, I know Rachel Weisz turned this script down, but she was seriously needed, Maria Bella, who is a decent actress, actually made Evie a very flat character and not as enjoyable.
We're at the movies together, having fun! It was a film of epic proportions. The O'Connells are betrayed by their friend Prof. When the couple reaches China, they meet their son Alex O'Connell, who has discovered the tomb of Han, and Evelyn's brother Jonathan Carnahan. I was able to catch this movie at a test screening in California while i was on vacation and its not much of a film. Of course there is still the swashbuckling hero Rick O'Connell played in grand style by Brendan Fraser. You know; things like this have made me spend the money and buy a home theater with 9' screen. Brendan Fraser cringes as he reads his lines is he auditioning for the high school play? Don't even go to it thinking you'll be able to make fun of it, like Rocky Horror.
It's just a sad disappointment, considering how much better it could have been. So here we are folks. He has no chemistry with Maria Bello, who was just awful She's no Rachel Weisz, that's for damn sure. The O'Connells are betrayed by their friend Prof. Rick and Evie are now retired and have lost the spark in their relationship, but when they are asked to go to Shanghai to deliver a small little ball, they bump into their son who has discovered the Emperor. The guardian of Han's tomb and Zi's daughter Lin tells them that the only ways to destroy Han are to prevent him from reaching Shangri-La or by stabbing his heart with a cursed dagger.
The old stone is fit for restoring the Emperor Han and of indicating the way Shangri-La and the interminable pool of life. The movie itself is just a flat headed mess of bad visual effects with no soul. There is just so much to bash this movie about. Its an obvious cash in, but even fails at being entertaining. The character development is replaced with an endless array of pointless battle sequences. This movie has all the required elements of epic action, sense of humor and great special effects.
Storyline: The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor : Centuries ago, the evil Emperor Han was cursed by the sorceress Zi Yuan who transformed him and his army into mummies. The movie itself is just a flat headed mess of bad visual effects with no soul. Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weiz lit up the screen with his charisma and her likability factor. I am a true fan of the original. Then not only that, but we have Brendan and Maria who do look incredibly good for their age, they have a 20 year old son in the movie? Did you get that, moviemaker sellouts? But by that time, you just wont care. Then not only that, but we have Brendan and Maria who do look incredibly good for their age, they have a 20 year old son in the movie? It's just a sad disappointment, considering how much better it could have been.
I just checked to see that the actor Luke Ford was born in 1981, but he looked older than that, so it was a bit of a stretch to believe that he is Brendan's son. They soon find themselves involved in intrigue as a corrupt Chinese General needs the gem to resurrect Emperor Han and his army who have been dead for thousands of years. They made a good screen presence and carried the story along until its fantastic action packed finale. The Emperor of China wanted to rule the entire world, but when a Chinese witch curses him and his army, he is put to sleep for thousands of years. Roger Wilson, who is associated with General Yang.
There is just so much to bash this movie about. From hence starts the conflict and the resultant curse on which the movie stands. Film Notables Awards, Facts, etc. I mean, as silly as they are, they're still entertaining. Its just an all round failure and should be buried in the Tomb of the title, never to be re-awakened. Its the same story as the previous ones and most of the stuff in the movie were taken from them as well. Although chronologically the fourth movie in the series, it was the third Mummy franchise film, with the action taking place in ancient and 20th century Far Eastern China rather than Egypt.
Synopsis Centuries ago, the evil Emperor Han was cursed by the sorceress Zi Yuan who transformed him and his army into mummies. But by that time, you just wont care. The actor who plays the now college-aged son of the O'Connells, Alex, looks too mature to be the son of Brendan Fraser. Luke Ford makes Brandon Fraiser look like Marlon Brando with his acting and the love story between him and the protector girl was useless. Now the whole family with Jonathan and the protector who was supposed to keep the emperor from rising, must destroy the Emperor or he will take over the entire world. Yang wants to serve Emperor Han, so he resurrects the mummy and they head for Shangri-La. Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weiz lit up the screen with his charisma and her likability factor.