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The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior (2008)

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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Copon ... Mathayus
Karen David ... Layla
Simon Quarterman ... Ari
Tom Wu ... Fong
Andreas Wisniewski ... Pollux
Randy Couture ... Sargon
Natalie Becker ... Astarte
Jeremy Crutchley ... Baldo
Shane Manie Shane Manie ... Jesup
Peter Butler ... Ashur
Chase Agulhas Chase Agulhas ... Young Noah (as Chase Aghulas)
Pierre Marais ... Young Mathayus
Warrick Grier Warrick Grier ... General Abalgamash
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Inanna
Az Abrahams Az Abrahams ... King Hammurabi
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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 KGF Vissers

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Warrior. Legend. Hero. King. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, and sexual content including references | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

19 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This film is a prequel to a prequel of a sequel of a remake. That is, it is the prequel to The Scorpion King (2002), which is a prequel to The Mummy Returns (2001), which is a sequel to The Mummy (1999) which can be considered as a loose remake of The Mummy (1932). See more »

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During the end credits, the cast is listed in order of character importance despite being labeled "in order of appearance". See more »

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[last lines]
Ari: 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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Follows The Scorpion King (2002) See more »

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Not bad...Not good...Just something to watch
22 August 2008 | by Abyss24See all my reviews

Well, with the amount of glorification that this movie received on TV previews, I had high expectations for it. The truth of the matter is though, it wasn't at all what I expected it to be. The acting was extensively wooden and bland. The action sequences were laughable and in some cases unbelievable. The story was unnecessary and it had nothing to do with the first installment. Character development was non-existent, and all-in-all, it was just a boring movie. So I'd suggest avoiding this one. The first Scorpian King was 100x better than this, and even that wasn't spectacular. If you must see it then I'd suggest renting it. To me, it was just a movie that seems like it should be on the Sci-fi channel.


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