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 ...
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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 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
In the boat to Egypt scene, Layla says "...everyone should see the Pyramids..." In the narration of the original Scorpion King film, the time line is set "...before the Pyramids..." See more »
But the truth of the matter was Mathayus did have a fondness for battles and killing. And though he loved Layla, the blood of a warrior and the scorpion's dark venom still coursed through his veins. It would drive him out into the wide world for further adventures and further battles until one day perhaps he would return to become the Scorpion King. That is the subject for another tale.
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I can't really describe how awful this movie was. I'm usually very skeptic and really try to stay away from movies with less than 6.0 score. Too bad this wasn't rated when I made the mistake the watch it.
I actually enjoyed "The Scorpion King" with the Rock, because you could tell that they had bothered to create something watchable, and while not the greatest film, it was at least entertaining.
This one on the other hand has nothing the previous one had. It doesn't have the Rock, which I believe was one of the main reasons to watch "The Scorpion King" to begin with; and it doesn't have any good scenery or even special effects worth mentioning. Action scenes were awful as well.
So all in all, try to stay away from this movie, and if for some strange reason you decide to watch it at least don't do it sober.
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