The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Rick O’Donnell (Brendan Fraser) returns for third Mummy movie. This time he’s in mystical China, facing the resurrected Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his undead army. Joining him again is his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello, replacing Rachel Weisz), her brother Jonathan (John Hannah), and Rick’s son Alex (Luke Ford).

Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to spend eternity in suspended animation, the Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have been entombed in clay, and have otherwise become known as the Terra Cotta Army. But then Alex unwittingly unleashes them again upon the world.

2008Rating: M, Contains violence and horror.112 minsUSA
ActionAdventureFantasy
Director:
Rob Cohen ('Dragonheart', 'The Fast and the Furious', 'xXx')
Writer:
Alfred GoughMiles Millar
Cast:
Brendan FraserJet LiMaria BelloJohn HannahLuke FordMichelle Yeoh
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Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

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Criticising The Mummy films for being overblown effects-drowned nonsense is pointless. It's like slamming fish for smelling fishy. They are what they are. But within that remit there's scope for genius and potential for myth-making. Remember, Raiders Of The Lost Ark could easily have been an exercise in throwaway crap.

3.0

Glenn's an idiot, this is pure fun

First of all, I am going to get the obligatory rant off my chest... Glenn, if you choose to see a particular movie usually there is a reason behind it. I am sure you didn't purchase a ticket for Mamma Mia!, walk in, discover it was The Mummy and stick it out. If you did, you have a reason to be upset and permission to wave around that harsh one star...

3.0

Don't see it!

Wow. It's been a long time since I saw a big-budget flick that left me so utterly uninterested and, yes, bored.. My closest comparison would be The Matrix 2. Everything seems to be there, it's all very competently put together but none of the characters elicit any sympathy (except maybe the yak) so you're never that concerned about the outcome of the...

1.0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Strange how dreary it all is, and how tired Fraser seems.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The new Mummy is, how can I put it? Just freakin' awful.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Now why did I like this movie? It was just plain dumb fun, is why. It is absurd and preposterous, and proud of it.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Though the new film has some good things, it does not have enough of them to make the third time the charm.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Too much of the proceedings are silly rather than horrifying, with the nadir being the appearance of some particularly athletic Yetis who briefly pitch in to lend a hand.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

It's a damn shame when the dreaded third leg in the franchise feels like a pale imitation of an already pale imitator.

1.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Competent, but so utterly bereft of any memorable moments that it becomes a bit of a bore. Perhaps it's time for a reboot – guy wrapped in bandages, shuffling around a pyramid, scaring people. You never know, it might just work.

3.0
Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

Criticising The Mummy films for being overblown effects-drowned nonsense is pointless. It's like slamming fish for smelling fishy. They are what they are. But within that remit there's scope for genius and potential for myth-making. Remember, Raiders Of The Lost Ark could easily have been an exercise in throwaway crap.

3.0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Strange how dreary it all is, and how tired Fraser seems.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The new Mummy is, how can I put it? Just freakin' awful.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Now why did I like this movie? It was just plain dumb fun, is why. It is absurd and preposterous, and proud of it.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Though the new film has some good things, it does not have enough of them to make the third time the charm.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Too much of the proceedings are silly rather than horrifying, with the nadir being the appearance of some particularly athletic Yetis who briefly pitch in to lend a hand.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

It's a damn shame when the dreaded third leg in the franchise feels like a pale imitation of an already pale imitator.

1.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Competent, but so utterly bereft of any memorable moments that it becomes a bit of a bore. Perhaps it's time for a reboot – guy wrapped in bandages, shuffling around a pyramid, scaring people. You never know, it might just work.

3.0

Glenn's an idiot, this is pure fun

First of all, I am going to get the obligatory rant off my chest... Glenn, if you choose to see a particular movie usually there is a reason behind it. I am sure you didn't purchase a ticket for Mamma Mia!, walk in, discover it was The Mummy and stick it out. If you did, you have a reason to be upset and permission to wave around that harsh one star...

3.0

Don't see it!

Wow. It's been a long time since I saw a big-budget flick that left me so utterly uninterested and, yes, bored.. My closest comparison would be The Matrix 2. Everything seems to be there, it's all very competently put together but none of the characters elicit any sympathy (except maybe the yak) so you're never that concerned about the outcome of the...

1.0