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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Movie Review - Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

This Mummy wants Mo' Money
Movie Title
Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Year
2008
Category (Current/Recent/ Blast from the Past)
Current
Genre
Action / Fantasy

Story
Rick (Brendan Fraser) & Evelyn O’Connell’s (Maria Bello) son, Alex (Luke Ford), is all grown up now and is now a full-fledged archeologist in his own right. He uncovers the Dragon Emperor’s (Emperor Han played by Jet Li) tomb in China. Rick (Brendan Fraser) & Evelyn O’Connell have been eventually asked to deliver a priceless artifact to China (that is somehow, surprise!, linked to the Dragon Emperor). We learn from the start of the movie that the ruthless Dragon Emperor was betrayed by his loyal General Ming (Russell Wong) who fell for the witch woman, Zi Juan (Michelle Yeoh) who was tasked to find the elixir of eternal life for the emperor. But of course, the emperor ends up being a cursed mummy waiting to be revived centuries later to cause mayhem for the O’Connells.

Acting
Do not expect award winning performances here although the cast all turn in competent work.

Overall
It’s basically the same movie as the previous 2 but with an Oriental setting, which I thought was kind of interesting. However, they could have included more of Chinese mythology into it. Maria Bello has replaced Rachel Wiesz in this installment. Anyway, I like Bello better. I was also very glad to see Isabella Leong in a Hollywood movie.

Place logic and physics in an air-tight bag before watching the movie ‘cos if not, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy it. Not a bad fun watch.

Rating: 6/10

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