Friday, August 01, 2008
Well, its the summer of 2008 and this week, we have another sequel. It's The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. It is a new Mummy film but instead of Egypt, this one takes place in 1947 China.
To be honest I was never a huge fan of the first 2, so when i went to see #3, I had no real expectations. Really, the only reason I went was to see, if the new "Harry Potter" trailer would be attached to the film here in Korea as it was in the USA/Canada. (It was not). After I saw the film, I was quite surprised, I actually liked this film.
It is the typical "summer blockbuster" film. If you are looking for an action summer film with, mummies, love, a battle between good and evil, then you will want to see this film.
What i really liked about the film, was the usage of Jet LI (Emperor Han) and Michelle Yeoh (Zi Juan). Every time that these 2 actors were on the screen I felt that I was looking and the forces of evil and good trying to destroy each other. When you see these 2 together, it really helps the film.
Also I was glad to see Brendan Fraser, return to a role that he was born to play in " Rick O'Connell". It was god to see a popcorn action hero return. To be honest, I did not miss Rachel Weisz in this film at all. I thought that the new actress, Maria Bello did a great job in it and I liked the little tip of the hat they did towards Rachel in the beginning of the film.
I highly recommend that you see the film in a digital cinema. it really added a better vibe to the film than when I saw it on film.
Over all, the film is worth one summer viewing and after the film is over you might actually be looking towards maybe...Mummy 4.
Opened in South Korea on 30 July 2008
How I saw the film. Primus DLP and CGV Film.
Extra scene at the end of the credits. No
Opens in USA. 1 August 2008.
Alex O'Connell: Good going dad. You've raised another mummy. In his tomb, it said he had control of the five elements