Scorpion King

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In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin mathayus to kill the soceress.

Specifications

Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 40171260
UPC 025192241222
UPC 14 00025192241222
Format DVD
Release Date 8/26/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
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Name Michael Clarke Duncan
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Name Kelly Hu
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Name Steven Brand
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Directors
Name Chuck Russell
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Cast & Crew
Bernard Hill - Actor
Dwayne Johnson - Actor
Grant Heslov - Actor
Kelly Hu - Actor
Michael Clarke Duncan - Actor
Chuck Russell - Director
Sean Daniel - Producer
Stephen Sommers - Producer
Kevin Misher - Producer
James Jacks - Producer
Stephen Sommers - Writer
William Osborne - Writer
David Hayter - Writer
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review ...This is a genial action movie that succeeds by finding the right tone (fairly light) and the correct pace (medium fast) and by placing appealing characters at its center. Like every other action movie, it's designed for a 14-year-old boy's mentality, but it's enjoyable enough to turn most people into 14-year-old boys.
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Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Watching The Scorpion King, the question that came to mind was whether Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson could become a Schwarzenegger for the '00s. Having asked that, however, it's worth considering whether Schwarzenegger in his prime could have had the same kind of career had he started today. The '80s were a different decade, and the kind of muscle-bound, hulking hero that Arnold represented might no longer have a place in cinematic circles. WWF mega-star The Rock resembles a younger Schwarzenegger in many ways: he has the same kind of physique, the same complete lack of acting ability, the same screen presence, and the same general appeal. Only the accent is missing. And, much as Arnold made his feature film splash in Conan the Barbarian, The Rock is using this low-rent Conan as his first starring vehicle...It is possible to make an engaging action/adventure picture of this sort, but The Scorpion King isn't it. The movie isn't godawful, but it's far from inspired, and, as I sat through its 90 minute running length, I found my mind wandering. I'm sure that wrestling fans will enjoy the spectacle of seeing their hero on the big screen for an extended period of time, but the plainness of The Scorpion King will leave most average viewers unimpressed. Big men with big muscles aren't what they used to be.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Here is a movie that embraces its goofiness like a Get Out of Jail Free card. The plot is recycled out of previous recycling jobs, the special effects are bad enough that you can grin at them, and the dialogue sounds like the pre-Pyramidal desert warriors are channeling a Fox sitcom (the hero refers to his camel as "my ride")...The film stars The Rock, famous as a WWF wrestling star (Vince McMahon takes a producer's credit), and on the basis of this movie, he can definitely star in movies like this...Did I enjoy this movie? Yeah, I did, although not quite enough to recommend it. Because it tries too hard to be hyper and not hard enough to be clever. It is what it is, though, and pretty good at it. Those who would dislike the movie are unlikely to attend it...For its target audience, looking for a few laughs, martial arts and stuff that blows up real good, it will be exactly what they expected. It has high energy, the action never stops, the dialogue knows it's funny, and The Rock has the authority to play the role and the fortitude to keep a straight face. I expect him to become a durable action star. There's something about the way he eats those fire ants that lets you know he's thinking, "If I ever escape from this predicament, I'm gonna come back here and fix me up a real mess of fire ants, instead of just chewing on a few at a time."
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Music Soundtracks, Limited Edition, No Longer Produced
Quotes
Sean Axmaker, Seatle P.I. ...Breathless action...
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...the action never stops...
Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly ...the essential ingredients of a Saturday-afternoon serial, namely, venom-tipped arrows, pissed-off cobras and a buxom babe.
Entertainment Weekly The Rock commands the screen as naturally as he does the ring...
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle ...designed for a 14-year-old boy's mentality, but it's enjoyable enough to turn most people into 14-year-old boys.
Sight and Sound ...Russell keeps things going at a brisk, no-nonsense pace...
UPN-TV Non-stop, rock-solid action!

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