Monday, August 4, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Another Journey
The Mummy and The Mummy Returns are two of the greatest and most successful action/adventure movies of there time. With a killer story line and awesome special effects, the two Mummy movies are two of my favorite movies of all time! The newest Mummy film, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, was not my favorite of the three films, but it was still very good. There were a few things that were different compared to the other two films. For starters, it was directed by Rob Cohen, not Stephen Sommers. Also, Rachel Weisz did not return to play the part of Evelyn O’Connell. She was replaced by Maria Bello.

The Adventure
This is the third installment in The Mummy trilogy. It takes place some years after The Mummy Returns. Rick and Evelyn O'Connell (Brendan Fraser and Maria Bello) have retired from mummy hunting and their son Alex (Luke Ford) has taken up the family name as being a renowned archaeologist and treasure hunter. While searching for a forgotten tomb in China, Alex stumbles across the tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Jet Li), an evil Emperor of ancient China with the power to manipulatete the elements. But soon after uncovering the Emperor, Chinese military leaders are also after the Dragon Emperor so that they can awaken him and use his powers to conquer the world. Alex calls upon the only two people he knows that can take down mummies: his parents, to help him in stopping the Emperor from taking over the world. With the help of his parents, his trusty Uncle Jonathan (John Hannah), and his mysterious new girlfriend Lin (Isabella Leong) and her mother Zi Juan (Michelle Yeoh), Alex is ready to travel across the world to defeat the evil Dragon Emperor and put him back in his tomb forever.

The Cast
Brenden Fraser was absolutely great! He was just like the old Rick in the first two Mummy films, funny and could kick anyone's behind if they crossed him. Maria Bello did a good job, but she was no Rachel Weisz. John Hannah also returned and brought with him his jokes and funniness. Luke Ford, Jet Li, Isabella Leong, and Michelle Yeoh did a great job joining the cast. There were many many others who also played roles in the film and did a great job.

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