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The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior (2008)

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After witnessing his father's murder by the hand of the ruthless General Sargon, Mathayus travels to the Underworld to retrieve the enchanted Sword of Damocles from the dark deity, Astarte. Can he thwart the usurper's megalomaniac vision?

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Russell Mulcahy
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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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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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 »

Goofs

When Sargon's arrow is flying through the city the same shot is used twice but simply reversed to look like a new shot. See more »

Quotes

[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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Followed by The Scorpion King: Book of Souls (2018) See more »

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Hey, kiddies! Did you enjoy the first Scorpion King? *sucker punch*
23 August 2008 | by Meven_StoffatSee all my reviews

I remember seeing the first Scorpion King in the theater and I LOVED it. It had pretty much everything I could expect in a spin-off from The Mummy- Great action, lots of witty humor and very beautiful Egyptian location, and THE ROCK! What a fantastic and underrated . Now I saw the trailer for this one and thought "Another one?". Sadly, it looks like I was right. *Another* one. A movie I could laugh, cry, and gawk at how bad it is. So I decided to rent it anyways, because, well, hey, it's a Scorpion King movie. And oh, I couldn't even make it all the way through. It's that bad... well, actually it's WORSE!!!!! The location is AWFUL and nothing like the other movie which had BEAUTIFUL scenery in Egypt, the actors seem to have gotten their acting talents from 4 year olds, the battle scenes are awful too- shaky camera, constant jump edits, it's like you're having a seizure the whole time. Oh and the dialog is mind-numbingly awful too. Overall, if you like mindless idiocy that's so-called "Cinema", be sure not to miss this stinker.


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