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THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR

 
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At Theaters: 8/1/2008 On Video: 12/16/2008
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 509963
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Rick, his son Alex, wife Evelyn and her brother must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service.  As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. The Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force...unless the O'Connells can stop him first.
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Adventure - Like the first two films, this is a Brendan Fraser-starring period action-adventure with a goofy sense of humor. Although he is prominently featured in the advertising, Jet Li's role is very small. Fans of original co-star Rachel Weisz will be disappointed to find that her role has been taken over by Maria Bello.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Brendan Fraser CRASH, LOONEY TUNES BACK IN ACTION
Jet Li WAR, JET LI'S FEARLESS, UNLEASHED, HERO
Maria Bello THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, FLICKA
John Hannah THE MUMMY RETURNS, THE HURRICANE, THE MUMMY
Russell Wong ROMEO MUST DIE
Liam Cunningham THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY
Luke Ford THE BLACK BALLOON
Isabella Leong SPIDER LILIES
Director: Rob Cohen STEALTH, XXX, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, THE SKULLS
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About The Production
About The Locations
Swordplay and Martial Arts
VFX and SFX
Action Costuming
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DRUGS/ALCOHOL: (Unavailable)
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Below Average For those who enjoy overcooked special effects and boring, suspense-free, hamster-on-a-wheel action, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor might indeed represent "silly fun." For me, it's a disappointing example of bloated excess that should have never left the draft screenplay stage.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good Now why did I like this movie? It was just plain dumb fun, is why. It is absurd and preposterous, and proud of it. The heroes maintain their ability to think of banal cliches even in the most strenuous situations.

USA Today Full Review
Poor Anyone seeing it will spend the following week pretending Tums is a food group.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 113 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
23
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
19
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
About 50/50
83%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
About 50/50
60%
30+Adults (M)
33
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
27
High
96%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 113 moviegoers:
TEENS:Everyone enjoyed "The Mummy," to some degree, but the reviews weren't outstanding. The females enjoyed it the most and their reviews were very close to outstanding. Quite a few of the males only rated it "Good/Average," which is a bit low. Fortunately, most males loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:There were only a few males and females in this age group and their reviews are mixed. About half loved it and half rated it between decent and disappointing.
ADULTS:Great Reviews! Males and females enjoyed it about the same. Only a small percentage rated it average to below average.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Explorer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser ) combats the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex (newcomer Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother, Jonathan (John Hannah). And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service. 

Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents. 

As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force...unless the O'Connells can stop him first.
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