The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor


Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 13%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 30%
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 131402


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January 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM



Brendan Fraser as Rick O'Connell
Maria Bello as Evelyn O'Connell
Jet Li as Emperor
Michelle Yeoh as Zi Yuan
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648.98 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 52 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by stormhawk2018 1 / 10

Digging his own hole

If you've a) Never seen the other Mummy films, but are aware of what they are. b) Like dumb special effects pictures with quick-cutty action (cause God knows people seem to enjoy that crap) or c) Have no high expectations for entertainment, then you'll probably like this film. If you're smarter and have seen the other two Mummy films, going to this one is a major shift. If you thought 2 was different from 1, get a hold of this one. Especially when watching all the films in a row it is much more jarring than I remember it to be. I saw this on TV thinking it would be okay like the previous ones, but when it ended, I said "It's AWFUL"!

The main change in plot is focused on China instead of Egypt. You've seen Egypt twice before, why not a another change? But the execution was poor. Everything is tonally different. The way its shot and the editing is hardly consistent with the last two pictures, favoring a lot of cuts and congested camera framing, making action set pieces that seem potentially fun and silly turn incomprehensible and joyless. This film falls into CG syndrome and favors a lot of CGI effects that looks like a video game. Clearly, handing the film off to a director who's had a mediocre-bad track record was bad: this is Rob Cohen ("Fast and Furious", "xXx"); and a bad script written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar ("Smalville"). Even the characters aren't as fun here. Brendan Fraser seems tired and has lost his comic touch (maybe cause he's ironically older in this film, taking place 13 years after the second). For Evy's role, Rachel Weisz (British) did a phenomenal job portraying a cute, smart and feisty librarian ready for anything in the previous ones; but this time, she is replaced by Maria Bello (American), who turns her character into a soft and fluffy bunny of woman, who is anything and less strong. She looks like Rick's mother than his wife, and her English accent was unconvincing too. The chemistry between Rick and this new "Evy" was poor. Even the brother Jonathan is reduced to bad comic relief, and a grown-up Alex, is played by a big-bottomed guy (Luke Ford) who looks like older than his dad; the saddest thing about both characters, was is that they speak with a fluid American accent when they are supposed to be British. The villain of this sequel is lame, while the previous mummy portrayed by Arnold Vosloo was terrifying, this new "mummy", portrayed by Jet Li isn't intimidating and he had an only ONE fight scene. The only actress who does her best was Michelle Yeoh, whom character serves as a Chinese version of Ardeth Bay.

Something good...a pack of yetis kicking the baddies' butts and celebrating like American football players; and comes the Dragon Emperor, who is really Toho's King Ghidorah. Godzilla didn't come because he is Japanese, although of course, that to America doesn't matter, for this, China and Japan it is the same. What is it trying to be? Fantasy? History? Myth? It ends up being a cloudy haze of a mess.

For the end, after defeating the Emperor, everything is happiness and fortune cookies, and Jonathan says "I wanna go to a place without mummies...Peru, for example". The movie ends with a postscript for a fourth movie that says that years after, mummies were discovered in Peru. Maybe would be Inca mummies.

If we could've just waited for Stephen Sommers, a better script, and have convinced Weisz to actually join the film with the better script (she declined this film because she disagreed with the script used), we could've had a nice return for the characters. Unfortunately, this big, dull, joyless bland return for the franchise may be the last we ever see, and its a bad way to go. Surely isn't terrible? Maybe average, right? I'm surprised to say it really is terrible. Unwatchable? Yes, it is painful to watch as you certainly feel heartbroken and insulted to see that a chance for a return for these likable characters was wasted off on a poorly executed effort like this, and to know there's likely no chance in hell we'll get another attempt to do so ever again.

P.S.: For all the reviewers who said that Maria Bello is a better replacement for Rachel Weisz for Evy's role (especially by that Rachel, who is Weisz's namesake); yeah sure, maybe you say it because Bello is blonde. Folks, when "The Mummy 4" (in my country, Peru) appears, don't wait for Rachel Weisz refusing once more to play Evy, and instead put the all-American Reese Witherspoon (learning Inca culture, martial arts and guns expert, speaking with an unconvincing English accent and voila!) to see if you like her (especially that Rachel, who sure was born in 1976). Bon appetit. But I warn you that if you sin of being open-minded, just go see Power Rangers.

Reviewed by rushmoras 6 / 10

Could have been more entertaining than the second one, if not for

A couple of things, which bothered me:

1) The Dragon Emperor's CGI. Would have been really impossible for the film-makers to just simply constantly make him look like a decaying mummy, instead of being encased in a bronze statue? Because the former was just bad CGI, and the latter would have been a question for a good make-up artist;

2) The ability of the Dragon Emperor to shape-shift. Sorry, but those scenes were just quirky. I understand that the film-makers wanted to show the audience "lo, and behold the might of this villain", but keep the dragons and stuff to the fairy-tale movies. Not Indiana Jones esque movies;

2.1) The same could be said about the Yetis in the movie;

3) So, during the end, The Dragon Emperor finally understood English? Another one of his supernatural traits or just an overlook from the guys responsible for the scenario?

3.1) The same could be said about the Chinese witch in the end. Do the fallen enemy solders understood English (because there was no English at that time) well enough for them to rise from their graves and avenge themselves against the Emperor?

Anyway, would have been looking forward for the fourth Mummy set in Peru (Jonathan's words), but, ah, well, you win some, you loose sum. All in all, not a bad movie, but some mistakes take the score away.

Reviewed by elgichuhi 5 / 10


The Mummy Returns lacks what made the previous entries enjoyable.Director Stephen Sommers who reminded you nit to take the movie too seriously.Rob Cohen's direction is too serious for a movie about an ancient mummy that comes to life and wrecks havoc for a really vague purpose

Rachel Weisz,she was the heart of these movies and had great chemistry with Fraser that made you root for them in whatever silly situation they were in. Her Presence is really noticeable. There's a scene where her replacement tries to seduce Fraser's character and he falls asleep.You get the feeling she is trying too hard

The thing that makes this sequel is because its trying too hard to be so many things.It tries too borrow the father son dynamic from Indiana Jones 3 without understanding what made work.It rehashes the plot if the previous entries without improving on it and lacking their charm but HEY its better than the misfire that was (MUMMY 2017)

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