Decently follows in the footsteps of the previous two movies, though replacing Rachel Weisz with Maria Bello is a terrible distraction. Anyone who likes the other two movies ought to like this one reasonably well. I think this is worth watching once or twice, but certainly hasn't enough soul for collection like the first movie.
- Properly titled The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
- The Mummy - (1999 movie)
- The Mummy Returns - (2001 movie)
- The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - (2008 movie)
- (blank your mind)
- The Scorpion King might appear to be a character-prequel of The Mummy Returns, but it is awful and should be completely separated in your mind. These two movies are not in a series together.
- 0:45 -- Ancient China (History of China)
- 2:00 -- Back when kings had mad kung fu skills.
- 4:30 -- I recognize that actor.
- 5:00 -- It makes sense that she be young. It makes her living proof.
- 7:00 -- Sanskrit
- 9:00 -- What's with all these curses that can be lifted to enslave all mankind? Sigh.
- 10:00 -- Unnecessary tone-changing.
- 11:45 -- Maria Bello replaces Rachel Weisz. Well how strangely self-conscious for this to use a completely different person, and admit it.
- 14:45 -- Bembridge journal
- 16:30 -- I'll take "things that never happen" for 2008, Alex.
- 17:30 -- Sir Colin Bembridge appears to be a fictional character, not associated with the Bembridge School mentioned in The Mummy - (1999 movie).
18:45 -- That floor is squeaky. Why would it be wood?
- (squeaky-floor trap) Oh.
- 21:30 -- King Tut (Tutankhamun)
- The Eye of Shangri-La (fictional)
- It was smuggled out of China in 1940.
- It's now being returned to the Shanghai Museum, which was founded in 1952.
- World War II was 1939-1945.
- So it was smuggled out during WWII and is being returned when the Communists had recently taken China. Possibly to appease them for some political reason.
- 25:15 -- "Does this mean we can count on you one last time?"
26:00 -- Na Zdorovie (На здоровье), commonly miss-pronounced "nostrovia" is a Russian language toast, something like "to good health" or "cheers".
- Johnathan's reply is "ding dong", which makes no sense to me.
- 34:30 -- Yin and yang
- 41:15 -- Does he carry enough cash to buy a truck?
- 42:00 -- "Size counts", a Human penis reference. Casual misandry.
- 42:45 -- "Spank my ass, spank my ass!" .. sigh, what.
- 46:45 -- Casual misandry.
- 48:15 -- Shangri-La, Himalayas
- 50:15 -- The Yak yaked! (Vomiting)
Can't you see it's Mr McGuire
Come to court your sister Kate
You know very well he owns the farm
A wee bit out...
-- Mick Maguire (Irish folk song)
- 52:45 -- Where'd they get the wood from?
- 56:00 -- "It's not about size, dad, it's about stamina." .. I think I'm just going to call anything like this casual misandry.
- 56:30 -- Ming vase (Ming dynasty, Chinese ceramics)
- 58:15 -- Bazooka
- 1:00:30 -- Yeti
- 1:01:45 -- What the fuck is that?
- 1:02:00 -- Humanball.
- 1:05:00 -- Dynamite strapped to a bola-grenade.
- 1:16:00 -- He turns into a Hydra. Something akin to a Greek Lernaean Hydra but with wings. Not only is that culturally incorrect, but it hasn't been established at all and makes zero fucking sense.
- 1:18:00 -- "Is that a mig(?)" .. is that a type of gun, or is he asking "is that for me?"
- 1:19:15 -- Now he's a guy?
- 1:19:45 -- Completely overblown army-- oh right, it's a Chinese army so it has elevendy-billion people.
- 1:21:00 -- They weren't wrongfully cursed. They were enemy combatants.
- 1:25:00 -- Absolutely godawful horseback fighting.
- 1:27:00 -- That grenade explosion should have been seen shattering some of them.
- 1:28:15 -- I don't know what manner of creature that is.
- 1:30:00 -- What is this place, with all the wheels? Part of his tomb I guess.
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