Scorpion King 3 Battle for Redemption
The Scorpion King franchise spawned
out of the amusing and entertaining Mummy franchise starring Brendan
Fraser as the Indiana Jones "clone" hero with Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson
starring as Mathayus, the Scorpion King.
The Scorpion King's story commenced in
Ancient Egypt where this current franchise is set and unfortunately
Johnson is nowhere to be seen anymore as he has been replaced by Victor
Webster. Webster works, however The Rock did have a certain charm to
Unfortunately for our hero, his
kingdom has fallen and he has become a loan warrior in order to save the
citizens of his era which brings him face to face with a nefarious
villain called Talus who is played exceptionally clichéd by the
entertaining Billy Zane.
Also joining the story is Ron Perlman
as the majestic Horus, Dave Bautista (former WWE wrestler) as the
warrior Argomael and the lovely Krystal Vee as Silda. With dark sorcery,
demons and ghosts, the heroes certainly have their job cut out for them
in this relatively low budget direct to DVD film.
The film is reminiscent of those 80's
beefcake and cheesecake films such as Conan the Destroyer or Beast
Master with its corny one-liners, over the top action scenes and
villains that are oozing with stereotypical clichéd ridden dialogue.
It may not be the most original story
to date but if you're into those sword and sorcery movies, The Scorpion
King 3 has enough going for it to be entertaining yet ultimately
If you go into this DVD expecting the
world, than you'll be sorely disappointed but if you think it's going to
be really bad, you might be pleasantly surprised. The only downside for
me was some of the special effects which err on the side of budgetary
constraints as opposed to the Mummy series. Decent video and audio
quality make this a "fun" movie.