Brendan Fraser and Jet Li star in the action-packed adventure The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor! When a 2,000-year-old curse is broken, a ruthless dragon emperor (Li) comes back to life with a diabolical plan to enslave the world. Mankind’s only hope against him and his legions of undead warriors lies with the courageous O’Connell family, who chase him from the dangerous catacombs of China, to the icy Himalayas and beyond. Featuring intense battle sequences, breathtaking visual effects and extraordinary creatures, it’s a thrilling journey that Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times calls “the best in the series!”
I have to believe that I’ve seen this before and I that I’ve seen it in theaters, but I have no memory of the story, nor any proof that I’ve purchased tickets for it.
This is a fantastic movie with another great performance by Brendan Fraser and a first time performance by Maria Bello, who’s now playing the role that Rachel Weiss previously played in the other two Mummy films. She’s fantastic and there’s a great reveal scene that really fits well with the tongue in cheek series. I enjoyed how they wove in the terracotta warriors and the creation of the Great Wall (though we know that the Great Wall was really a series of great walls and not one long wall, but I digress…).
It was particularly pleasing to see Michelle Yeoh, this is the only other performance of hers that I’ve seen since Star Trek: Discovery came out, so it’s really the first time that I’ve known of her as a named actress and not just another face on the screen. As with Star Trek, she absolutely kills it here too.