In Ancient Akkad, Mathayus grows up as the proud son of Ashur, a captain in the world-renowned military corps of Black Scorpions, first-rate bodyguards, most of which are sent to courts ... See full summary »
Since his rise to power, Mathayus' kingdom has fallen. Now an assassin for hire, he must defend a kingdom from an evil tyrant and his ghost warriors for the chance to regain the power and glory he once knew.
In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now with the help of the trickster Arpid, tribal leader Balthazar and an unexpected ally, it's up to Mathayus to fufill his destiny and become the great Scorpion King. Written by
When they filmed the fight between Mathayus and Balthazar. The Rock accidentally hit Michael Clarke Duncan in the jaw with his elbow, knocking him down to the ground. See more »
Early in the movie, Memnon grabs a chunk of meat and tosses it to his tigers. It briefly reappears in his hand in the next shot, then disappears again. See more »
[the barbarian chieftain is holding up a skull]
We have killed Babylonians!
[the barbarians cheer, he holds up another]
We have killed Mesopotamians!
[the barbarians cheer]
But we have never had the pleasure of killing... an Akkadian.
May the gods have pity on you, for my brother will not.
[Mathayas storms in and kills the Barbarians]
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This movie is a prequil to the mummy movies! It is not the mummy 3! I thought the great fighting effects, romance, and antics made for a great PLOT (that some of the critics on here didn't like). The Rocks acting in this made the movie. I am not a huge WWF fan, he was great. Next big action star. Michael clark duncan made for a good supporting actor, the villan is great, and the actress (sorceress) did a great job in the romance aspect. Overall I give it a 10
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