The Mummy – Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

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Very seldom does Hollywood churn out good sequels and the action film, The Mummy, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is no exception. It’s 1947 and Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) have retired from the tedious job of digging in ruins so the British government asks them to deliver precious jewels to the Chinese government. (I’m still not sure why they are asked to do the job but I know it’s not because of their fake British accents.) When they arrive in China they are attending a party and run into their son Alex (Luke Ford) who should have been in college but dropped out to be an archeologist’s assistant. He tells them a story about how he was digging in some ruins in China and accidentally awakened an evil mummy called Emperor Han (Jet Li) who was turned to stone thousands of years ago. Now the Emperor is loose in China and is going to use his army of the undead to take over the world. For some reason -No one knows why- only the O’Connell’s and Ricks brother Jonathan (John Hannah) can stop him. This film has a bland script, pointless battle sequences and acting that is uninspiring. I think I heard Brendan Fraser sigh between a couple of his lines and Luke Ford looked old enough to be Brendan’s brother instead of his son. Luke also had less character and charm than my white cane. Of course, I should have known this movie wouldn’t impress me when Rachel Weisz, the lead actress from the first two films, decided not to sign on for a third time. She probably looked at the script and ran for the door. The story didn’t improve much with scenes including an army of skeletons with bow and arrows, beasts made of stone and a barfing Yak. Yes, the film was so bad that after the screening there was also a barfing Blind Movie Critic. It did have a couple points on the entertainment meter so I will bump it up to a D+ 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.