The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - Brendan Fraser, Luke Ford, Maria Bello, Rob Cohen
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The adventure of a thousand lifetimes.
In the Far East, trouble-seeking father-and-son duo Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford) unearth the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin (Jet Li) - a shape-shifting entity who was cursed by a wizard (Michelle Yeoh) centuries ago.
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- Film adventure fantasy mummy China supernatural curse wizard tomb raider action
Persons of interest
- Brendan Fraser .... Rick O'Connell
- Jet Li .... Emperor Han
- Maria Bello .... Evelyn O'Connell
- John Hannah .... Jonathan Carnahan
- Michelle Yeoh .... Zi Juan
- Luke Ford .... Alex O'Connell
- Isabella Leong .... Lin
- Anthony Wong Chau-Sang .... General Yang
- Russell Wong .... General Ming Guo
- Liam Cunningham .... Mad Dog Maguire
- David Calder .... Professor Roger Wilson
- Jessey Meng .... Choi
- Tian Liang .... Li Zhou
- Albert Kwan .... Chu Wah
- Miles Millar .... Screenwriter
- Alfred Gough .... Screenwriter
- Lloyd Fonvielle .... Creator
- Kevin Jarre .... Creator
- Rob Cohen .... Director
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- See also The mummy, The mummy 2
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Secret Agent Acid Thunder
The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor lost one point for Rachel Weisz not making an appearance. I'm sorry but this new chick, Maria Bello was terrible in the role of Evelyn. It lost its second point because there were some things that were a little too fantastic for me, and the length of the film seemed a bit too drawn out in some places.
I understand how difficult it is for director Rob Cohen to follow in the footsteps of the first two films' director Stephen Sommers yet create a unique picture with his own "signature" and how it's much easier to say what is wrong with the film rather than what is right. Especially after the fact, and I would also have liked to hear his personal thoughts on the film and not just the hype that he was expected to spew forth to help raise the ratings of the film. I wanted to know what he was unhappy about, unsatisfied about, what possessed him to include yetis. Yes, they are a fantastic creature from myth and legend, yet somehow I don't think they are necessary for these films. I give him much credit for attempting to evolve the story away from Egypt and into other areas of mummy adventures. I believe the open-ended line about South America is worthy of investigation; however I would like to suggest he concentrate his efforts on recreating the magic that the first film - and to a lesser degree the second film - created.
Mr Sommers is a talented director and he re-created a unique vision with the first two films. It was very clear that the third film did not carry the character building, story evolution, and "united" cast that the first two films had. Brendan Fraser, if for some reason you read this review, I hope you're able to do one more, convince Rachel Weisz to join you, and ask Mr Cohen contact Mr Sommers for input. There is one more epic I feel deserves to be told and so far you have yet to disappoint.
The adventure, fantasy movie The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is directed by Rob Cohen and stars Brendan Fraser, Luke Ford, Maria Bello.
Government security censorship classification
M (Action violence)
112 minutes (1:52 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 11 September 2008