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.
Dreamy young Yu-Shu who draws comics of imaginary martial arts heroes is put to a test when he rescues a young girl from a prostitution racket headed by a local police chief. With his ... See full summary »
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 wide away. By objecting to young Mathayus joining the corps, Ashur incurs the undying enmity of ruthless generalissimo Sargon, gets killed and the orphaned knave is shipped off to a desolate training camp for six years by king Hammurabi's clemency. When he returns as a Black Scorpio, Sargon has bloodily seized the throne and demands cruel proof of blind loyalty. Mathayus refuses, becoming a chased hero. With youth friends, the resourceful Greek Pollux and various mercenary warriors, he embarks on a daring quest to obtain a legendary sword from Sargon's magical ally, the war-goddess Astarte. Written by
Reminds me of a cheesy porno, but the acting wasn't quite as good...
I can't say I thought it would be a nail biter, but I love Randy Couture and figured it was worth a shot. Poor Randy...acting just isn't for him. And whoever OK'd his screen tests should be punished for it. Of course, that's not to say that anyone else in this movie can act either...the acting is on par with that of porn or the reenactments you see on those crime TV shows.
I've never acted a day in my life and I know I could have delivered lines better than the actors did.
To really accentuate the poor acting, the writing was ridiculous (both storyline and scripting). It's really hard to believe that this script actually made it past the person writing the check to fund this piece of crap.
The fight scenes aren't much better either...between the "heat seeking arrow" scene and Randy Couture doing some MMA training with his body guards, it took me about 20 minutes to realize I wasn't even going to have a little fun watching this thing.
I loved the Mummy movies, but I thought the first SK movie was pure cheese and this one ups the ante even further. It's really hard to believe Stephen Sommers (the original writer/director of the Mummy) was involved in this one.
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