Now I’m not sure if this latest Mummy counts as Mummy 3 or if Scorpion King counts as Mummy 3, so we’ll stick to calling this movie by its title: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. And it’s important I clarify this title so that I can make the following statement with the necessary boldness:
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is the worst movie of 2008.
It is terrible. It was so bad, Raza, my cousin who was with me, fell asleep halfway through. It was so bad that the person behind me laid out over 4 seats and was snoring shortly after the movie started too. It was so bad, I wanted to leave but had too many people with me so I couldn’t. It was so bad I just started twittering about how bad it was (see my exhibits a, b, c).
I’m not going to even bother reviewing this. To talk about what they did wrong in this movie would take too long and to talk about what they did right would require me to think too hard. I myself had a feeling the movie was done for right after the opening
prologue. The opening fly fishing scene with Brendan Frasier was so
unfunny and painful to watch that I knew the movie couldn’t come back
The prologue actually was the only decent part of this movie. As a matter of fact, in the review from Jane Horowitz’s review in the Washington Post, her closing quote was: “Whatever. The prologue was the best part.”
So I know I’m not the only one.
There’s nothing more to say about the movie. For more good times, check out the comments on Blu-ray.com’s recent blog post on Rob Cohen saying this movie on BD will look and sound better than in the theater.