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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Movie Review - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Rated: PG13
Made In: 2008
Run Time: 112 Minutes
Starring: Brandon Fraser, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Maria Bello & Luke Ford

The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen continues the tale set into motion by director Stephen Sommers with this globe-trotting adventure that finds explorer Rick O'Connell and son attempting to thwart a resurrected emperor's (Jet Li) plan to enslave the entire human race. It's been 2,000 years since China's merciless Emperor Han and his formidable army were entombed in terra cotta clay by a double-dealing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh), but now, after centuries in suspended animation, an ancient curse is about to be broken. Thanks to his childhood adventures alongside father Rick (Brendan Fraser) and mother Evelyn (Maria Bello), dashing young archeologist Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford) is more than familiar with the power of the supernatural. After he is tricked into awakening the dreaded emperor from his eternal slumber, however, the frightened young adventurer is forced to seek out the wisdom of his parents -- both of whom have had their fair share of experience battling the legions of the undead. Should the fierce monarch prove capable of awakening his powerful terra cotta army, his diabolical plan for world domination will finally be set into motion. Of course, the one factor that this emperor mummy failed to consider while solidifying his power-mad plans was the O'Connells, and before this battle is over, the monstrous monarch will be forced to contend with the one family that isn't frightened by a few rickety reanimated corpses.

I really enjoyed this movie. One of the boys received this DVD for Christmas and I was really looking forward to seeing it. I loved the other ones and expected a lot from this one. It met my expectations so I was very happy. I'm going to give this movie a 5 out of 5 stars.


Jane Doe said...

In my house we are huge fans of The Mummy movies. I love Brendan Frazier. I haven't seen this one yet, and hadn't planned on it any time soon as my daughter said it was really bad due to their replacement of the actress that played Evelyn. She said she wasn't nearly as vibrant and charismatic as the original actress who played her.

Anyway, since your review is so good, I plan to add it to my Netflix queue.

Rachael said...

I am so glad that you do movie reviews! I had been going to some different sites like "movie mom" and "grading the movies" to find out about some of the movies my kids wanted to see.

It's always hard to find a movie that we can ALL watch!!!

Thanks for the great info :-)

Michelle said...

I loved this movie too. It was awesome. Thanks for the review. When you get a chance stop by my place. I have an award for you.

Chris said...

I loved the show too, it was just plain ol' fun! and with Brendan Fraser, hot hot hot!