The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (12A)

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Time Out says

Tue Aug 5 2008

Making the farcical tenor of the recent Indiana Jones film feel like a paragon of dramatic and archaeological integrity, this phoned-in action threequel doesn’t even have the good grace to deliver on its title and feature any mummies (‘Reanimated Clay Statue’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it).

An increasingly tired-looking Brendan Fraser dusts off the boots and bomber jacket as Rick ‘Ricochet’ O’Connell, this time heading to China with thrillseeking missus Evy (Maria Bello) to deliver an artefact to a museum, only to be ambushed by a tyrannical general who wants to resurrect the long-dead Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) to, well… who knows why? John Hannah reprises his role as stock babbling twit while newcomer Luke Ford – an eminently slappable 1970s waxwork of Matt Damon – crops up as Rick’s annoyingly impetuous son Alex.

Creating the sense that one eye seems to have been on the film’s potential for computer-game spin-offs, with the other on the prospect of interactive museum tie-ins, Rob Cohen’s pallid direction, combined with a script packed with groan-worthy quips and dimestore mysticism, merely drags the characters from point A to point B. The humour, fun and B-movie self-depreciation of the first two chapters are also woefully absent.
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Release details

Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Aug 8, 2008

Duration:

112 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Rob Cohen

Music:

Randy Edelman

Cast:

Michelle Yeoh, John Hannah, Luke Ford, Maria Bello, Jet Li, Brendan Fraser

Screenwriter:

Miles Millar, Alfred Gough

Cinematography:

Simon Duggan

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ivorwallison

An excellent effects laden well shot reasonably well directed load of rubbish - available to rent with some friends and lots of beer and pizza - stands up fairly well against the previous incarnations

Phil

This is a shockingly bad movie, none of the charm, humour or originality of the previous two (it's basically a re-hash of the earlier plots) and I fully agree that Cohen has created a complete TURKEY.

Douglas

Awful film. Why? Well, I`ll be brief, but basics... 1.No real story at all. 2. The change of Evy to a different actress was a terrible mistake. the new actress was badly chosen, but what they should have done was just say that the Heroe`s wife was sick, divorced or just plain dead cos that blew believability bigtime right there. Even Brendan looked tired and even embarrassed at having to pretend he knew someone he didn`t. 3. The son looked too old. 4. Ok, I can take Yetis. But there`s no explanation of how and why? they appear, are super-friendly and vanish. Completely unbelievable. Only 10 year olds could watch it. 5. Totally rubbish ending. Jet Li wasted. And that`s only a few of the things wrong with it. I wasted 2 hours with my 17 year old daughter and she being a big fan of the Mummy films was left very quiet. Absolute rubbish advised for 10 years and younger only. I must learn to check more film reviews in future before buying the movie.

Max

Dave, me thinks you are the only cretin here. More importantly my friends and I thought the film was absolutely spiffing - well done chaps!

Max

Dave, me thinks you are the only cretin here. More importantly my friends and I thought the film was absolutely spiffing - well done chaps!

Dave

What is it about Timeout online that draws such an astonishing array of cretins to comment on its film reviews? Every film review I read on here is awash with legions of barely literate "user reviews". I just don't understand, as Timeout itself is consistently intelligent and high quality. As for the Mummy 3 - weak...very weak.

sally

totally wicked film--- very action-packed!!!! the enemy is very extremly well played and its full of a bit of humour here and there. defo one 2 watch.....you'll enjoy it!!!!!!

sally

totally wicked film--- very action-packed!!!! the enemy is very extremly well played and its full of a bit of humour here and there. defo one 2 watch.....you'll enjoy it!!!!!!

davey jones

absolutely pointless and crammed with an overload of special effects that dont match the realism expected. For me its just another money grabbing movie, diff people playing on the success of the mummy movies and attracting people to go and see what they think will be another great action/adventure movie. Sadly, not to be..

Simone

Enjoyed watching this movie. Lots going on in this movie, plenty of action! If you think this is boring you must be blind, deaf and dumb.

Simone

Enjoyed watching this movie. Lots going on in this movie, plenty of action! If you think this is boring you must be blind, deaf and dumb.

sara

the mummy was boring i found it absolutley astonishing outrageous and soo tiring, i have one word for it it was...............B.O.R.I.N.G

this dude loves films

I have actually never ever seen a better film in my life, when the mummy turned into the flying dragon was so realistic and had my hairs stand up on end. And as for the yetes, i was blown away. Do they really exist because if so, oooo baby i gotta get me one of them! Peace film lovers

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I have actually never ever seen a better film in my life, when the mummy turned into the flying dragon was so realistic and had my hairs stand up on end. And as for the yetes, i was blown away. Do they really exist because if so, oooo baby i gotta get me one of them! Peace film lovers

crazychick

Me and my mam went to see it and we were totally blown away with all the action that is packed into this amazing film and it was a great follow up from the first two. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in going to see it. It was totally awesome. Dont listen to all the negative comments they don't know what they are talking about it was one of the best films that i have seen this year true me it is worth going to see .

crazychick

Me and my mam went to see it and we were totally blown away with all the action that is packed into this amazing film and it was a great follow up from the first two. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in going to see it. It was totally awesome. Dont listen to all the negative comments they don't know what they are talking about it was one of the best films that i have seen this year true me it is worth going to see .

PAUL

i HAVE SEEN UP TO 15000 MOVIES IN MY TIME AND FOUND THIs mummy throughly entertaining. thats wat movies are for not Critics who can get in a Taxi ad tell the driver where to go but they cannot drive you there. a million stars for the mummy 1 for indianna jonesCrystal ball

PAUL

i HAVE SEEN UP TO 15000 MOVIES IN MY TIME AND FOUND THIs mummy throughly entertaining. thats wat movies are for not Critics who can get in a Taxi ad tell the driver where to go but they cannot drive you there. a million stars for the mummy 1 for indianna jonesCrystal ball

Jack

I went to see the mummy and the tomb of the dragon emperor, for I found the other Mummy's brilliant. However this one was very disappointing. A bad story, and come on Yetti's? Oh and don't go near any food and drink at the cinema. ABSOLUTE RIP OFF.

Davina

Really enjoyed this film as did my group of friends. Go see it; enjoy yourself. Take your own drinks and snacks though.

Davina

Really enjoyed this film as did my group of friends. Go see it; enjoy yourself. Take your own drinks and snacks though.

difie

not sure what ill think of the movie after ive seen it considering the comments hope its good

difie

not sure what ill think of the movie after ive seen it considering the comments hope its good

Seb

I enjoyed this movie from the beggining to the end. I walked out of the cinema smiling :-). (too bad i didn't after avp II and i was hoping for that after seeing trailer) Maybe there could be more humour scenes like in first Mummy movie, but it was great entertainment and I would gladly see it again. I always liked adventure movies. And I liked Maria Bello as Mrs. O'connel. She did a good job, and they looked great together. I didn't feel starting from the first scene with her that that change of one of the main characters in the movie would be a minus for the whole movie, and mostly it probably is. It's easy to criticise. I was surprised with this movie in a very positive way.

ste

Wat a load of bolllocks dissapointing story but good acting :) would not reccomend not very good evy either :(

usman khawaja

mummy dummy -you should have invented a new word to des-excribe this torture and that is DUMBY. I WOULD HAVE GONE TO A GAS CHAMBER MORE REaDILY THAN THIS TORTURE. this is not even a spoof it is like a terrible locust storm that engulfs the intelligence and leaves you as dead as the dumb -mummy . and they discovered mummies in peru too now according to this eruditely idiocratic script -so await that excremental part 3 which will be in panchu manchu -this was in sicko dumbo - as the olympics are in beijing and the wall is in china as we did not know that ,so we are so grateful for this great team effort to take us for a pre-olympic visit. there has to be a law against desecrating ancient wonders of the world . but this does not deserve even discussion as the terracota army was so badly made-up you could see the faces of the extras under the white powder, a huge disgrace and everybody involved needs to be mummified -do not go near this freak show with the chinese mumbo -jumbo wallowing in the global excrement . usman khawaja

Daniel

utter crap, y did they replace Evy? for an older - and apauling actor - model? she's too old for rick and dusnt suit her character... she lets down the whole film...

jimmy

its well crap dont eva watchh it!!!!! im tellin ya dnt lisen to anyone at allll!!!!!

matt

no ive changed my mind this is one of the best films that i have ever seen its so great and action packed!!!!!

matt

no ive changed my mind this is one of the best films that i have ever seen its so great and action packed!!!!!

paul

i've seen better, including pokemon the movie!! seriously don't watch it. brap. aiii!