Teenager, Darren Shan, meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.
John C. Reilly,
Centuries ago, the evil Emperor Han was cursed by the sorceress Zi Yuan who transformed him and his army into mummies. In 1946, the explorer Rick O'Connell and his wife Evelyn O'Connell are invited by the British government to take a relic, the diamond "The Eye of Shangri-La" to China. The ancient stone is capable of resurrecting the Emperor Han and of pointing the way to Shangri-La and the eternal pool of life. When the couple reaches China, they meet their son Alex O'Connell, who has discovered the tomb of Han, and Evelyn's brother Jonathan Carnahan. The O'Connells are betrayed by their friend Prof. Roger Wilson, who is associated with General Yang. Yang wants to serve Emperor Han, so he resurrects the mummy and they head for Shangri-La. The guardian of Han's tomb (and Zi's daughter) Lin tells them that the only ways to destroy Han is to prevent him from reaching Shangri-La or by stabbing his heart with a cursed dagger. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The airplane used to fly to Shangri-La, based on the Bristol Beaufighter widely used by Britain and Australia in World War II, might reasonably be expected to be available in China. Built as a two-seat fighter-bomber, it was never converted into a passenger-carrying aircraft, but such a conversion might have been theoretically possible. The aircraft shown is based on a real one, completed on 04/02/45 and assigned to 93 Sqn based st Kingaroy. It carried the code SK-N, and was nicknamed "Babs." On the rudder was a large gremlin, "pistol pakin' gremlin." She was crewed by WOFF L.W. Mutton (pilot) and FLTSGT C.G. Curthoys (navigator/radio operator/rear gunner.) On 09/11/45 she suffered a forced landing at Neomfoor after the starboard engine seized. She went into storage on 09/02/46 and was struck off on 08/08/49. 93 Sqn was formed on 22 Jan 1945 without an official name or motto but unofficially became the "Green Ghost Squadron" with the unofficial motto "Spookus Sneakinus". Mid 1945 the squadron transferred to Labuan, an island off Borneowith the mission to disrupt Japanese shipping and airfields. In August 1945 the squadron was sent to destroy a Japanese oil tanker; the ship was sunk but turned out to be the 800 ton private yacht of the Rajah of Sarawak. 93rd Squadron was disbanded on 22 Aug 1946. See more »
In ancient China, oracle bones were turtle shells that were heated during divination, the cracks that appeared across Chinese characters written on the shells were then interpreted to foretell the future. See more »
I was able to catch this movie at a test screening in California while i was on vacation and its not much of a film. Its the same story as the previous ones and most of the stuff in the movie were taken from them as well. I love Brendan Fraser but he didn't look happy to be there and with how the story was set up, you can't blame him for looking miserable. He has no chemistry with Maria Bello, who was just awful (She's no Rachel Weisz, that's for damn sure.) and he has even less chemistry with his own son played by Luke Ford, who has the charisma and the charm of a brick, not to mention the fact that he looks just as old as both Fraser and Bello. Fraser has more chemistry with John Hannah, who is a welcome distraction from the lousiness of the film. The movie itself is just a flat headed mess of bad visual effects with no soul. Jet Li lacks the menacing presence of Arnold Vosloo from the previous films but that problem is more than less on the shoulders of the director, who was in my opinion more concern with the style of the film than any substance it could have had and because of that, Jet Li and most of the cast got the short end of the stick and it shows.
They should have ended it with the second film but instead, we have a movie that manages to make even "The Scorpion King" look as good as Iron Man.
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