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.

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