Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Rated PG-13
114 Minutes
Nicole’s Rating: B+

Three times the charm with the third installment of The Mummy series.

Set a few years after the last film took place, the O’Connell’s find themselves battling a mummy of a different kind, a resurrected Emperor who has come back to claim the world that once was his.

Brendan Fraser does a great job reprising his role as Rick and his comedic timing is still on. Jet Li, is one of my favorite actors and does a great job playing the Emperor Han, but he probably is only seen around 15 minutes of movie, the rest of the Emperor’s spots are CGI. Probably the worst thing with the acting is the replacement of Rachel Weisz with Maria Bello. It not that Maria did a bad job with her part, it’s just that she had some shoes to fill and it just didn’t feel right. I didn’t feel the chemistry with her as with Rachel. Another thing with the acting I had is the part of Rick O’Connell’s son Alex. I felt he was a bit old for the part. Brendan Fraser and Luke Ford are too close in age to play a father and son bit.

The story was your typical Mummy humor and set up, but there are some surprises. Watching the trailer I thought that the Yetis were a bit much, but watching the movie, they became probably my favorite part of the film. This show did have a lot of CGI effects and many were great but at the end of the film it started to lag, as if the production company ran out of funds and did a quick job, but that did spoil the story line too much.

Overall, if you are a fan of the last Mummy films, you’ll enjoy this one just as much.

1 comment:

orangemily said...

I want to see this!