Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sean's Movie Reviews: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

This is by far the worst movie I have seen all year. The writing was complete shit and the action scenes were ridiculous. The worst was the use of a firework that acts as a bazooka and somehow makes an electricity run street trolley explode like it was full of gasoline. The action just continued on a downward spiral from there.

Considering how the director is Rob Cohen, I guess I expected a little better. He also did Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and the first Fast and the Furious, and I loved those movies.

On top of the crappy writing and action scenes, the acting was crap too. I wasn't expecting anything Oscar worthy but with Maria Bello in the cast, I was expecting something better. All her performance made me do was wish for Rachel Weisz. Bello's fake British accent was awful.

The other thing that really stood out was the fact that the son in the movie was supposed to be 21 and I don't buy that when you look at Fraser and Bello. Also, somehow the kid lost his British accent from the second movie to this one.

All in all, I'd give it a 1/5. Just complete crap. We sat there and made fun of it the entire movie. I'm really thinking I should have just gone to see The Dark Knight for a 4th time.

Speaking of which, I finally got to see it on the Imax this past week and that is most definitely the best way to see it. The picture and sound are much improved and the 30 mins of the movie that was filmed using Imax cameras are just gorgeous. I think I will see it on the Imax again.

1 comment:

patrick said...

Sounds like Tomb of the Dragon Emperor met everyone's expectations... Brendan Frasier tries too hard to act, so you can tell he's acting