First of all, I liked the old-fashioned
rag-wrapped mummies the best -- they're a close kin with the
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
Anyway, the 12 year olds will love it.
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
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
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.