When I heard of Mummy 3, I went WOW.
When I landed at the theatre 10 minutes before the start of the movie and actually managed to get prime tickets. I went WOW-est.
I saw the movie. And I went YUCK!
Mummy 3 has no mummies; Did I hear a.. Wha???
Not a single “undead” falls in the dictionary equivalent of the embalmed bodies.
Well the Crummy.. oops! Mummy title is just a teaser for the forthcoming 100 minute agony.
Mummy 3 is set in China, with a suspended in animation evil-dragon-King.
The story starts with an uncharming copy of the Mummy 1 and the love triangle.
The vile King and his army is cursed by a witch and converted into terracotta dolls.
We then move into Rick and Eve’s home in England, where our Brandon Fraser tries very hard to maintain his cute lines and the devil-may-care adventurer attitude.
He keeps trying throughout the movie!!!
Rick’s son unearths the King’s tomb in China and somewhere along Eve’s brother John is included.
Predictably the King is woken up from his terracotta.
Predictably there is a chase scene with the Connells' chasing the King’s chariot in the middle of Shanghai.
A Rick riding a headless- mummied horse??? (The next one would probably include mummied rats, rabbits and houseflies!)
Predictably there are some local guardians of the tomb waiting for the “THE BAD DAY” when the king wakes up and unleashes disgusting, evil things to the world.
Now The King needs to drink water from a holy pool in Himalayas to ward off the curse.
Predictably the Dummy King..er.. Mummy King drinks the holy water and comes back in full form.
Some more predictably snooze-filled action scenes later, the King is vanquished.
Father and Son!
Rick’s son looks more like his brother making the Father-Son moments ridiculous.
John’s clichéd “I hate mummies” 9 years after the first one, basically left me wondering if they did hire a script writer at all.
Mr. Director, read the tomb next time. It says R.I.P for a reason!
The only horror in the movie was my snoring date!!