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The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012)

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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.

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Roel Reiné

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Bautista ... Argomael
Bostin Christopher ... Olaf
Tanapol Chuksrida Tanapol Chuksrida ... Ramusan Guard (as Tanapon Chuksrida)
Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson ... Zulu Kondo
Geoffrey Giuliano Geoffrey Giuliano ... Siris
J.D. Hall ... Narrator (voice)
Johann Helf Johann Helf ... Hathor
Stephane Lambert ... Horus's Messenger
Selina Lo ... Tsukai
Damian Mavis ... Talus Soldier
Temuera Morrison ... Ramusan
Jason Pace ... Rohtah
Ron Perlman ... Horus
Krystal Vee ... Silda
Victor Webster ... Mathayus
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Mathayus's sorceress-queen is killed by a pest which ravaged his kingdom until it fell. Feeling guilty and a failure, the Akkadian resumed the life of mercenary. He's hired by Horus, king of the now dominant Near eastern kingdom, to help out defend the palace of Hindu king Ramusan, guardian of the Book of the Death, the last ally barring the bid for Hrus's throne by his rogue brother Talus, whose raids in the Far East yielded the largest army ever. Mathuyas is instructed to team up with simpleton Teutonic giant Olaf. Ramusan can't pay them the promised gold, but offers the hand of his daughter Silda, whose portrait shows a priceless medallion. Their fight is complicated by the mysterious Cobra, hired by Talus, who captured the princess, so they pair pretends to enter Talus's service, but finds out about an even more devious deception, while Talus captures the book and thus is able to conjure the warrior ghosts. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, and for sexual and crude references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Victor Webb and Billy Zane both played love interests for Alyssa Milano on Charmed. See more »

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Mathayus and Olaf are woken by five tigers intruding on their camp. Tigers are solitary by nature, and seeing five together in the wild is highly unlikely. See more »

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Talus: [to Mathayus] You should know better than to back an animal into a corner.
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Written and Arranged by Roel Reiné
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The Scorpion King 3 Battle for Redemption: Oddly passable
10 May 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Considering I didn't rate the big Hollywood blockbuster The Scorpion King (2002) I sure as hell didn't expect I'd think much of the straight to DVD sequels.

The second surprised me and was actually really quite fun, a great take your brain out fantasy outing.

This one, was closer in quality to the first but still better than you'd expect all things considered.

Starring Ron Perlman, Billy Zane, Temuera Morrison, Kimbo Slice and Dave Bautista it's straight to DVD status is blatant but it's not entirely awful.

Set after the 2002 outing it tells the story of our Scorpion King protagonist fallen on hard times and becoming a mercenary. Sadly The Rock by this point had become too big a star to return so Victor Webster stepped in. Now I do hate characters being recast but under the circumstances I think he did a decent enough job both in his performance and appearance.

With an odd level of comedy Battle for Redemption delivers the goods to a degree but not the ones you'd be seeking from a movie like this. The fight sequences are poor, the story is cliched to hell and the likes of Perlman are barely on camera at all.

Not bad, not good, just passable stuff.

The Good:

Couple of great characters

Billy Zane

Some surprisingly good comedy

The Bad:

Selina Lo

Action scenes are underwhelming

I do hate recasting

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

This film is a sequel to a prequel to a prequel of a sequel of a remake (No seriously!)

Last time I saw Olaf he was called Donald Gibb


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