With the latest Mummy movie coming out
of the franchise, what better time to release a spin-off sequel or
"prequel" than now and "The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior" is
Originally the Scorpion King starred
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the Scorpion King, however this current
incarnation is as far away as possible to the original title and
even the Mummy series.
This direct to DVD prequel features all
the clichés of action movies of this genre from battles to romance
and a touch of comedy. Michael Copon stars as Mathayus who has vowed
revenge on Sargon (Randy Couture) who is responsible for his
father's and brother's death.
In order to defeat this powerhouse,
Mathayus must travel to the underworld to find the mythical Sword of
Damocles. Fortunately for our young hero, he is joined by Greek poet
Aristophanes (Simon Quarterman) and the beautiful Layla (Karen
David) who provides the love interest for Mathayus.
Unfortunately the movie fails to
deliver the professionalism of the first movie as it seems too
"cheap" with its locales that revolve too much around studio sets
and poor CGI animation.
However for those who enjoy the 1980's
inspired Fantasy movies, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior
should be right up their alley with over the toping acting, an
almost sometimes laughable story but it still contains some good old
fashioned action and some titillation from the female stars.
Making of The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a
Like an Akkadian: Black Scorpion
Visual Effects of The Scorpion King 2:
Rise of a Warrior
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