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The Adventure of a Thousand Lifetimes.
|Explorer rick o'connell to combat the resurrected han emperor in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient china high into the frigid himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son alex, wife evelyn and her brother, jonathan. At this time, the o'connells must stop a mummy awoken...|
"Now why did I like this movie? It was just plain dumb fun, is why. It is absurd and preposterous, and proud of it. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...exotic locations, epic cinematography, and much spectacular crash and bang... Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Editor's NoteFilled with spectacular action and sharp banter, THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR finds the dashing Rick and Evelyn O'Connell (Brendan Fraser and Maria Bello, who took over for Rachel Weisz) called upon for another world-saving adventure. The film opens in 50 B.C., when the ruthless Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) seeks to conquer one last enemy, death, and become an immortal ruler. But when the Emperor betrays an obliging sorceress (Michelle Yeoh), he and his army are cursed to spend an eternity in statuesque limbo. Fast forward to 1946, when Rick and Evelyn are struggling to adapt to their self-imposed retirement. But the fates have other plans, and soon the O'Connells are crossing paths with their somewhat estranged son, Alex (Luke Ford). While enthusiastically carrying on the family's tomb-raiding traditions, Alex has unwittingly brought the Dragon Emperor back to life. With the world in peril, the O'Connells must overcome their differences to prevent the Dragon Emperor from gaining immortality for himself and his army. Along the way they're joined by a mysterious young woman (Isabella Leong), a wily pilot, and a trio of Abominable Snowmen. Jumping from Shanghai to the Himalayas to the Chinese desert, director Rob Cohen (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) takes audiences on a breathless adventure that continues THE MUMMY's love of quick wits, close calls and big battles. The result is a spirited romp that proves evil is no match against a family united.
The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, 2-Disc Deluxe Edition - DVD Review
By: Derek Fleek Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 12/6/2008 10:34 AM
|With a director like Rob Cohen at the helm, a man who seems very addicted to deploying frantic action and rapid gunfire that quickly becomes stale (xXx, The Fast and The Furious, Stealth), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is a perfect example of how a change in director can completely change the tone and momentum of a stable series. This is loaded with repetitive action, occasionally sloppy camerawork, ill-favored subplots involving love and daddy issues, and an excessively lackluster script. The fun is bogged down by these multiple faults, predictable humor, misleads in the direction, and an underused Jet Li in poor form....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Chris Brigham - Executive Producer|
|Simon Duggan - Director of Photography|
|James Jacks - Producer|
|Miles Millar - Screenwriter|
|Bob Ducsay - Producer|
|Randy Edelman - Composer|
|Sean Daniel - Producer|
|Stephen Sommers - Producer|
|Alfred Gough - Screenwriter|
|Rob Cohen - Director|