The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
release year: 2008
viewing setting: home DVD, 1/5/09
synopsis: Once again, Rick O'Connell and family must stop a resurrected ancient warlord from returning to power.
impressions: This is good in the same way that the other movies in this series were good: it's entertaining, has a lot of cool stuff and good production values, but it won't win any Oscars. And if you read a lot of my movie reviews, you know that this is all just fine. I like movies like this, and despite being a sequel, it kept me engaged for its full running time. There were some neat Eastern elements this time, and an increased functionality for the wife and kid.
something this movie has that no other movie has: multiple abominable snowmen
acting: Brendan Fraser and Maria Bello are the O'Connells, whose son (played by Luke Ford) has grown into an adult who has adventures and chases women. John Hannah is the brother, who seems mostly motivated by money. Isabella Leong and Michelle Yeoh are daughter-and-mother guardians who don't ever want to see the evil warlord Han (Jet Li) return to life.
final word: Good entertaining adventure.
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