The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) review

The Mummy 3 is, without a doubt, a dumb movie. Just when things seem like they’re getting more reasonable, something insane shows up and makes the movie that much crazier. Brendan Frasier is carved from a block of maple. Maria Bello has nothing to work with. There’s not enough Jet Li or Michelle Yeoh, and too much Luke Ford. They’re blatantly setting up the franchise for more sequels. The CGI (aside from the battle scenes) is dodgy at best. There’s not an actual, factual mummy.

Other than all that, it was surprisingly fun. I wouldn’t rent it on DVD, but seeing it on the big screen makes it more palatable. I shouldn’t have liked it, yet I have to say it’s more entertaining than X-Files: I Want to Believe.

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2 Responses to “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) review”

  1. media boy Says:

    Sounds like Tomb of the Dragon Emperor was a lot of what most people expected… I can’t help thinking that Brendan Frasier tries too hard when he’s acting

  2. Ron Says:

    Yeah, the whole movie tried a little too hard to be funny/charming, to me. Nobody was laughing at the jokes in my screening, but apparently in other screenings they went over well. Who knows?

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