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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

My apologies for not getting to this on its opening weekend but I think my sense of disappointment made me put it off. (Disappointment can make one very bitter and sad.) Now I know The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (opened August 1 throughout San Diego) is nothing more than a popcorn movie designed to lure summer moviegoers in the lull after Dark Knight and before the serious Oscar contenders start to roll out. But even silly pop movies have standards and this one falls short of those. Intensifying my disappointment is the fact that two of my favorite Hong Kong action stars (Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh) were cast in the film as enemies, and that promised a showdown that should have been as exciting as Jackie Chan taking on Jet Li in Forbidden Kingdom . But not even that paid off. Anyway, since I felt so shortchanged by the film, I decided to post up this behind the scene video (courtesy of Universal) about the making of The Mummy 3 as compensation. I think I enjoyed this featurette more than the movie.

Garrett graham
November 06, 2008 at 09:07 PM
The Mummy and the tomb of the dragon emperor was a great but horrible all in one. i guess it has its moments and was just not what i was looking for i guess. the part with the abominal snowmen was awesome. but the whole plot of the movie was seemingly pointless. It seemed to me to be a big disappointment and for it to be called a great movie was just depressing.