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First of all, I liked the old-fashioned rag-wrapped mummies the best -- they're a close kin with the zombie.

Then moving locations from Egypt to China and putting a few snowmen in the second act for bodyguards for the heroes took it down another notch.

I found the script very weak -- but lots of great sets -- and a non-stop battle with clay skeletons.

There's really a need for lots more tongue-in-cheek for this to work as a so-dumb-it's-smart or so-bad-it's-good film making.

Anyway, the 12 year olds will love it.

Mummy 3 is a mummy film in name only, as there are no mummies, and the characters seem to be loosely based on the ones from the other films.

CGI is the star of this complicated plot starring a bad emperor and his terra cotta army, gangs of yettis, and hundreds of undead Great Wall workers, all converging to entertain in this absolute mess of a motion picture.

Well worth skipping.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is a globe-trotting, time-traveling epic of heroic deeds that spans over 2,000 years and unearths China's legendary terra cotta army, some three-headed dragons, and a mummy, this time played by martial arts expert Jet Li.

Filmed half in China, half in Montreal, the picture reunites Brendan Fraser with the franchise that made him an action star.

This movie has a lot of questions that are hard to understand and could be a problem if you take it too seriously.

The motion picture has Rob Cohen, who is one of the most talented action directors in the business.

This is a no-brainer entertainment flick, and the director comes through with his fast & furious spectacular action scenes, in my view.

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