The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

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"A New Evil Awakens."
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 5.2  (170,082)
  • 31

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, released in 2008, is the third installment in the popular Mummy franchise. The movie features Brendan Fraser, who returns to reprise his role as the adventurer Rick O'Connell, joined by Jet Li as the titular character and Maria Bello as Evy, Rick's wife. Directed by Rob Cohen, the film takes place in the 1940s and follows Rick and his family as they embark on a new adventure to stop the cursed Emperor Han from being resurrected.

The film starts with Rick and Evy's son, Alex, discovering the tomb of the Dragon Emperor in China. After accidentally awakening the mummified emperor, Alex also unleashes his wrath upon the world. As the resurrected emperor seeks to regain his immortality and conquer the world, Rick and his team must work to stop him before it's too late.

The movie, like the previous Mummy films, is an action-packed adventure with plenty of humor thrown in. It features spectacular fight scenes, car chases, and even an epic battle between a dragon and a Yeti. The special effects are particularly impressive, with the mummified Emperor Han and his army of Terracotta Warriors being particularly remarkable.

The relationship between Rick and Evy is a major theme throughout the film, with the couple struggling to reconnect after several years apart. Maria Bello takes over the role of Evy from Rachel Weisz, who starred in the first two movies, and brings her own unique charm to the character. Bello's Evy is more daring and adventurous than ever before, and her chemistry with Fraser is still as strong as ever.

Of course, no Mummy movie would be complete without undead creatures rising from their tombs. Despite Emperor Han's impressive army of Terracotta Warriors, the film's main antagonist is Xiang (played by Jet Li), a powerful sorcerer who seeks to resurrect the emperor for his own gain. Xiang's mastery of dark magic allows him to control the undead and other supernatural forces and places Rick and his team in grave danger.

While The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor may not have been as well-received as its predecessors, it still delivers plenty of thrills and excitement for fans of the series. Brendan Fraser is as charming as ever, and his chemistry with Maria Bello is undeniable. Jet Li gives a solid performance as the merciless Xiang and makes for a formidable opponent for the O'Connell family.

Overall, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is a satisfying addition to the Mummy franchise. It's a fun and action-packed adventure that doesn't take itself too seriously and delivers all the thrills and excitement that fans of the series have come to expect. Whether you're a long-time fan of the Mummy movies or a newcomer to the series, there's plenty to enjoy in this entertaining and enjoyable film.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is a 2008 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 31.

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  • Release Date
    2008
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 52 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (170,082)
  • Metascore
    31