The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – Movie Review

Eh…

This is the third Mummy movie. The first one was great and fun to watch. The second was becoming redundant. For the third, they worked hard to make it different, and they actually did a good job in both preserving the theme and refreshing the content… but…

To me, everything felt off – Jet Lee’s fighting was not great (did he gain weight? Hmmm…), Brendan Fraser was nothing more than his usual nitwit (but of course they made sure he takes off his shirt and shows us why he was George of the Jungle…), the rest were just as flat… except of course to Michelle Yeoh, who brings class to any movie, even the worst kung-fu ones she was in … she just looks and radiates that… (yeah, I think she’s cool if you missed that).

The movie’s dialogs are pretty lame, some scenes seems detached from the previous one, but with all that, it is a still a fun movie to watch, with changing locations and a real adventure, some scary-for-kids (in the right amount) scenes that will keep them locked to the screen, good looking animated creatures and some reasonable fighting and action scenes… probably with better editing and improvement on dialogs could’ve been a much better movie…

So, go and see it as a fun movie to see…. (e.g. Don’t look for the deep meaning of life and immortality and its implications of living in a modern society in a Mummy movie with Brandon Fraser…).

Yes, just go and have fun…

L.