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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

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In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.

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Zi Yuan
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Lin
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General Yang (as Chau Sang Anthony Wong)
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Chu Wah
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Assassin (as Wu Jing)
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Storyline

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

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A New Evil Awakens.


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Rated PG-13 for adventure action and violence | See all certifications »

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$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,434,650 (UK) (8 August 2008)

Gross:

$102,176,165 (USA) (19 September 2008)
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At the book reading Eve is asked if her book series was actually based on her, and she answers that "Honestly, I can say she's a completely different person." This is of course an inside joke alluding to the fact that Rachel Weisz, who played Eve in the first two films was replaced by Maria Bello in this film. See more »

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Evelyn O'Connell: Whatever secrets she's hiding, I just don't want to see you get hurt.
Alex O'Connell: I appreciate that, but you know I've had my fair share experiences with the opposite sex.
Evelyn O'Connell: Really? Uhh, how many experiences are we talking about?
Alex O'Connell: Uhh well... uhh you shouldn't ask questions you don't want to know the answer to okay, Mom?
Evelyn O'Connell: Right.
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Truly awful
2 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, Brendan Fraser is an actor who I really enjoy watching no matter what he's in. Second, I was hoping he would do another mummy movie - I like him in these campy action movies so I was looking forward to this movie. Now I wish he had turned this one down as Rachel did, I wouldn't have wasted my money. And I have a high tolerance for so-so movies. I felt so bad for Fraser, he was trying - but you can only do so much with a crappy script and poor direction.

Pros: Very good special effects. Jet-Li, Yeoh had good fight scenes.

Cons: Forced dialogue, Maria Bello trying too hard, No chemistry between Fraser-Bello-Ford (the son). Music either too much or just not a good fit, I found it overwhelming the scenes at times.

Everything comes across as trying too hard. I miss the Sommers touch. I just didn't have any fun this time. Seriuosly, wait for it to come to cable.


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