Written August 07, 2008
With a storyline convoluted by cheap theatrical devices, impossible scenarios, and poor acting, this film's only saving qualities are the gratuitous action scenes. They even have the cliché evil female accomplice with a pseudo nazi uniform and a scar on her cheek. Jet Li and Isabella Leong save the other boring or inept characterizations and Li doesn't have enough screen time to provide enough punch ("pun" intended) to keep the audience engaged. Maria Bello as Evelyn O'Connell is hard to adjust to after Rachel Weisz's previous portrayals have fixed the character in so many ways. Brendan Frazer plays - surprise! - Brendan Frazer. He's supposed to be playing a father in his early fifties, based upon the age of his son Alex - played well by Luke Ford, but he still acts the part as a twenty something smart mouthed rebel who neither shows fatherly nor spousal emotion in this retread of every character Brendon has done. See it for the action scenes - but beware of the drag-on!
Written July 24, 2008
I am very interested in seeing The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. However, replacing Rachel Weisz really does send a negative vibe through me about the movie in general. Hopefully it won't have a huge impact. According to what I've read, there are several stories/reasons as to why she could not do the part. Some sources say that she just had a baby and did not want to leave her son while filming in China for 3 months at the time. Other sources say she did not want to play the mother of a 21 year old making her appear old or whatever. IMDB.com has some summary details of both stories and possibly more if people are interested. Either way, I don't believe the director was too happy about the whole situation, but its tough to stop pretty solid billion dollar franchise. I am hoping for the best.
Written August 09, 2008
loved it, only had to close my eyes once!
Written July 08, 2008
ok why would they change the wife!!!!??? wtf/1!!! that chic was sooo hot
Written July 25, 2008
Jet Li by all means is my favorite actor and as always he played his part flawlessly and I expected nothing less from him.