The Mummy 1 = Awesome, The Mummy Returns = Verging on Bad and
finally The Mummy -
Tomb of the Dragon Emperor = Awesomest! (And yes, that word
does not exist!) Ignore the hype, the critics and sit back
and enjoy a truly thrilling adventure that makes up for the poor
sequel and actually not only compliments the original movie but may
even be a tad better. Yes... The Mummy is back!
Once again Brendan Fraser revives his role as adventurer Rick
O'Connell that is set several years after the sequel and Rick's son
Alex is now a grown man. Unfortunately for the world of man, another
mummy is unwittingly released and if the resurrected Han Emperor
(Jet Li) gains his lost power, the world will be overrun by the
Thankfully Rick is joined by his wife Evelyn who is now
played by the beautiful Maria Bello, originally in the first two films
it was played by the delightful Rachel Weisz and even more
interesting is that the movie even makes a gag that she looks
Evelyn's brother also his reprises his role as Jonathan
(John Hannah) who unfortunately has taken a back seat in this movie,
however he still has enough one liners to make the movie quite
entertaining. Lastly, Luke Ford joins the franchise as Alex
the son of Rick and Evelyn. It also seems that Alex O'Connell may be
the new star of subsequent movies and he really sits quite well in
the role of adventurer and treasure hunter.
Story wise, without spoiling things too much, in ancient times the Emperor searched to
become immortal, however he double crossed his sorceress (Michelle
Yeoh) who turned
the Emperor and his army into terra cotta soldiers. Fast forward to
the "present" and Alex O'Connell is unwittingly tricked in reviving
the Emperor which is where the action starts that is beautifully
linked with some state of the art CGI which looks phenomenal.
Unlike the previous films that were set in Arabia, this flick is
based on the Far East and really lends itself well to the franchise.
Definitely a really fun movie that can be watched time and time
again! This is what the latest Indiana Jones movie should have been!