At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
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, was reasonably 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 April 2, 1945, 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 September 11, 1945, she suffered a forced landing at Neomfoor, after the starboard engine seized. She went into storage on September 2, 1946, and was struck off on August 8, 1949. 93 Sqn was formed on January 22, 1945 without an official name or motto, but unofficially became the "Green Ghost Squadron" with the unofficial motto "Spookus Sneakinus." In mid 1945, the squadron transferred to Labuan, an island off Borneo, with 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. The 93rd Squadron was disbanded on August 22, 1946. See more »
The orchestral chimes behind the drummer are turned around backwards, facing the curtain behind the band. See more »
Long ago, a mythic battle between good and evil played out in ancient China. The country was torn by civil war, with many kingdoms struggling for land and power. But one king had a ruthless ambition to make himself emperor by the sword.
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The Universal Studios logo doesn't stop as normal, instead the title fades out from the revolving globe and the camera begins zooming in over the Atlantic Ocean and hovers over China as an on-screen graphic is shown displaying the separate feudal states of China around 350 BC, each labeled in Chinese characters. The dividing lines disappear and then the Chinese characters all merge together into two characters that then change to the English word: CHINA. See more »
After watching 'Mummy 3', watch 'The Mummy', and you will quickly see the vast difference in the two.
There are many elements that made the Mummy 3 a horrible edition to the Mummy series. Yes, the disappearance of Rachel was disappointing, but her presence wouldn't be enough to save this film from it's ultimate demise. Even Brendan Fraiser's character lost the edge many grew to love in the first two. The idea of the Terra-cotta was interesting, but not for this series. The story was poorly executed and almost over shadowed by the even more terrible "romances" between Luke, Lin, and the O'Connells.
The random dialogue and forced chemistry was enough to make you sick. There was very little going for this movie, and I'm disappointed in this series being handed over to Rob Cohen. This was nothing short of a botched boob job.
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