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Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor


Billed as an action packed sweeping epic the Mummy 3 proved to be a major disappointment - so much so that even die hard fans of this particular series of movies would be hard pressed to find any redeeming features in this latest offering.

The cast promised much. A line up of Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh and Isabella Leong would have movie goers anticipating a flurry of all action, back and forth rip roaring martial art sequences and the 'will this guy ever die’ crescendo that tends to typify this particular genre. All were sadly lacking. The kindest of viewers may say the cast was underutilised while the more critical would say it was wasted in this messy and incoherent yawn maker.

Much of this movie was centered on the familial interactions between Mom, Dad and Junior O'Connell. Unconvincing performances from Maria Bello (Mom) and Luke Ford (Junior) allied to Brendan Fraser’s (Dad) unsuitability for a 'paternal' role certainly left this viewer confused as to the point of much of the plot, add to that the nonsensical scenes depicting Shangri-La and Yetis to the rescue certainly added to the lack of direction. The brief, almost whimpering final scenes depicting the Mummy's demise seemed to indicate even Rob Cohen (Director) himself had lost interest and just wanted this movie to be over.....good call!

If you haven't already....don't. :)

1 comments:

markymark2099 Sunday, October 19, 2008 8:32:00 PM  

downloaded it a while back..shocking isn't it :)

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