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

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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 »

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

Astarte: Scratch any hero, Mathayus, and you will find a monster lurking inside.
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Featured in Shameful Sequels: Scorpion King 2 (2013) See more »

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Pretty boring, hard to watch
22 August 2008 | by goalieboy45See all my reviews

This movie is very bland, action sequences are mediocre at best and the attempts at humor throughout the film usually failed to make me even think about laughing. The storyline is a major problem with it as it brings no excitement to the movie at all and really the plot is pretty stupid. I was unable to watch this movie the whole way through the first time since it was just too boring to continue, but I did finish it during my third viewing of the film. Bad acting, Bad CGI, Badstoryline and really just not a good movie. If you must see this rent it, but the storyline has nothing to do with the first one so really nobody should even be watching this movie. Overall, not the worst movie i've ever watched, but definitely near the bottom 4/10


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