The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

I knew I was expecting too much from the very beginning. In many ways it was doomed from the start, Stephen Somers wasn’t directing, Rachel Weisz was out, and Arnold Vosloo wasn’t the mummy – hell they weren’t even going to be in Egypt any more. Seems like the general rule of things is that when the third movie is directed by someone else, it’s never as good. I call it the “Ratner Effect”.

It just didn’t come close to the other Mummy movies, it didn’t have the same charm, the action sequences were pedestrian and the dialogue was some of the worst I’ve ever heard. Just plain disappointing all round. Two stars.

Eagle Eye

Silly me, I thought this was going to be a smart thriller. Instead it was more of a kind of “OMG a hax0r stole my interwebs!” kind of film. Ridiculous use of technology in such impossible scenarios that it doesn’t create the kind of scary “this could happen if we’re not careful” kind of dystopia, but rather a sense of “wow, that’s so dumb I’m insulted they thought they could get that past me.”

The action sequences are great, and if you are somehow able to suspend belief on what is the core of the movies premise, you will enjoy it. That said the climax of a film is a total fail, identical twins don’t have identical fingerprints.

Fun, but dumb – three stars.