Vulcan Stev’s month-late movie review… “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor “
Originally published at the Dire Cafe August 23, 2008
Brendan Fraser … Rick O’Connell
Jet Li … Emperor Han
Maria Bello … Evelyn O’Connell
John Hannah … Jonathan Carnahan
Michelle Yeoh … Zi Juan
Luke Ford … Alex O’Connell
Isabella Leong … Lin
To say that I was shocked that The Mummy made it to the dollar theater before “The Dark Knight” is somewhat of an understatement. Nevertheless it was on our list of “Must-go-see-in-the-theater” so off we went. V.S. and P.I.T.s 1, 2, & 3 went to see the latest Mummy flick. Mrs. V.S. opted out of this one.
It’s 1946, Rick and Eve worked for the government as spies during WWII. They’ve retired from the “Sporting Life” and are both loathe to admit to each other that they miss it.
Little Alex has grown up and is following in his parent’s footsteps. Johnathan is trying to get as far away from mummies as possible.
It was nice to see an expansion on the franchise out of Egypt. The China setting isn’t the first place that I’d go when thinking of mummies but it worked.
6 pointed ears ( out of 8 )
V.S.: 1 ear, This was an ok flick. It would’ve been much better had Rachel Weisz come back as Evelyn. Don’t get me wrong Maria Bello did a bang up job but the chemistry was just off between her and Brandon Fraiser.
The Yeti seemed to be too much of a Deux Ex Machina for my tastes.
PIT #1: 1 ear, Cool use of the Terra Cotto soldiers actually found in China. Spent a good portion of the movie trying to remember that Michelle Yeoh was ‘Wai Linn’ in Tomorrow Never Dies
PIT #2: 2 ears, Great movie. Did find it hard to believe that Rick and Eve didn’t look like they had aged that much.
PIT #3: 2 ears, Kissing scenes at an acceptable minimum. The explosions could’ve been bigger. He would have preferred to see the plane actually fall off the mountainside.