The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor


And at last after 7 years of waiting we finally got the 3’rd sequel  , Tomb of the Dragon Emperor , fitting sequel for the first two   , if you even saw the trailer you would be impressed since this part focuses on the Asian part of mummy’s , while the others were in “classical Egyptian “ stile.

Well if you think they made another hit, you couldn’t be any more wrong then that, not because of the
story which is really nice but due to a lot of mistakes, some small ones and some colossal.

Stephen Sommers did e perfect job with the first 2 movies, they had everything and captured the
imagination of all in a rich and lust environment along with carefully picked actors, while Rob Cohen
the director of part 3 really didn’t shine in this category.

Let’s see  , first off all the most striking difference that you can see is the replacement of Rachel Weisz
witch played  Evelyn Carnahan O’Connell with Maria Bello , this has a major effect on the movie since
viewers were already familiar with Weisz acting and her chemistry with Brendan Fraser , sadly you won’t
see that in the 3rd sequel since Bello lacked from every point  the acting skill necessary for this kind
of a movie .

Second of all , I for one , couldn’t laugh at any of the “comical ”part of the movie , the dialogs were shabby ,
no soul , and over used jokes  making the humor  a bit unpleasant at times.

Thirdly even though 7 years have passed and the graphics should have been breathtaking, they lack the “realistic part” since the director decided to take in CG effects, which in more than one place take away the beauty of the scene and leave you with a bad taste. The rest as you can expect is a lot of shooting and fighting, nice action, but not as nearly entertaining as the first 2 movies.

All in all I was upset with different things in this movie witch made from a beautiful series a small wreck.

What can we expect in the future? Without any doubt there will be a sequel since we still have the
Aztec or Mayans Mummy’s  , but at this point it’s all about Directors and theyr attention to detail ,
if the next movie will be again so bad , the mummy theme might die with them .

Genre: Action/Adventure
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh
Director: Rob Cohen
Screenwriter: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Producer: Stephen Sommers, Bob Ducsay, Sean Daniel, James Jacks
Composer: Randy Edelman

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