The Scorpion King

Jays Rating:

If you’re a wrestling fan or just like action flicks, you’ll like the adventure film The Scorpion King with it’s scantily clad women, unimpressive sword fights and the “Rock” riding into battle on the back of a camel. This story begins with an assassin named Mathayus, later known as The Scorpion King (Dwayne Johnson-The Rock) who is sent on a mission to kill a sorceress named Cassandra (Kelly Hu). Cassendra is an unwilling assistant to a ruthless king named Memnon (Steven Brand) who is determined to rule all the tribes in the area. Mathayus thinks he has beaten Memnon when he attacks his camp, captures Cassandra, and sneaks her away to a nearby tribe. One of the tribe leaders named Balthazar (Michael Clark Duncan) tells Mathayus that Cassandra needs to be killed and Mathayus finds himself in a fight with Balthazar to save Cassandra’s life. (I wonder if Cassandra being half dressed most of the movie had anything to do with that. Since I couldn’t see her, I wouldn’t know.) Cassandra tells Mathayus that she had a vision of Memnon coming after her and killing everyone in the tribe. Mathayus and Balthazar realize they must join forces to help Cassandra and save civilization as a whole. This film has no originality, the script is terrible, and the Rock’s acting ability is better than, well, a rock. It’s corny at times, but it’s very entertaining. Did I mention that most of the women in this movie run around scantily clad and I couldn’t even appreciate it? This genre of film is made with only one reason, mindless fun and with all of its faults I still give it a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.