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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 are 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 the beginning of the movie, General Ming was ripped to pieces after having been chained by both arms and legs. He would have had to have lost a minimum of three limbs in the process, rather than just the one arm. See more »
I raised you for one purpose: to enforce my will on the entire world!
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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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