The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor


I love the Yeti designs.

Scorpion King of the Far East, but still enjoyable….

I just can’t understand Rob Cohen…he doesn’t know when a franchise has stalled out (creatively) and keeps making movies with lots of explosions and violence regardless of which cast members want to come back, but then he writes the lyrics to the movie’s torch song which is beautiful and poignant.

It really is a shame that Maria Bello had to step in for Rachel Weisz, but Bello does a very nice job. Weisz initially backed out due to scheduling conflicts (which the web is praying is due to her portraying Ava Lord in Sin City 2), but it could have been her pregnancy or dislike of the script…we’ll never know. It’s almost like Back to the Future where Elizabeth Shue replaced the original Jennifer, but she’s really a secondary character. Bello does an excellent job capturing some of the pep, vim and verve that Weiss brought to the table. Also interesting how the trailers barely show Bello, which initialy lead me to hope that it would just be a father/son romp through the Himalaya’s. But I’m very happy with the results.

How is this not Indiana Jones? They did the same thing of jumping forward in time, except Brendan Fraser hasn’t aged as much or as visibly as Harrison Ford. They’re both wonderful adventure films.

I thought Jet Li was done making movies? Not that I’m complaining, I just dislike retirement feighnts a la Steve Jobs.

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