The Mummified

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I don't actually confirm critics who say that seemingly splendid flicks finish up generally substandard. Because somehow, I found The Mummy fair enough than ridiculous. Looking at it as a whole wasn't really like Batman-ish, nor was it like the Journey to the Center of the Earth. As I said, it was fair enough.

Talking about something nonsensical would be a parallel to Maria Belo who was opted to replace the brilliant Rachel Weisz. The moment she showed up on the screen, dang, the enthusiasm fell off. The movie would have gone even healthier if it were Rachel Weisz we're watching. Everyone we had around was mad about it.

Anyhow, when you try to spell brilliant, I presume it would be Brendan Frasier. He wasn't as lousy as Maria Belo. Frasier's role was just apt for his built and disposition. In contrast, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh had been objects of reproach than applause. They were more like unseemly accessories than spices on the big screen. With regards to the script, mediocre but enough to stir up the crowd.

This movie was the best of the series so far. It was unimaginably situated in a different and far more creative perspective. Likewise, its inventive story plot was genius as well. The graphics did well compared to the previous ones. Although for the most part reviews have scored it negatively, some have apparently come to appreciate the movie the way its wittiness had captured hardly any. I'd rather rate this movie 3.5 stars out of 5. It came out rough and wasn't really the way I expected it, but I consider the fun part. Above all, it was dynamic, though I really haven't brought out the feeling of watching it again.

Paglabas namin, sabi namin... "Uhmm, ok lang siya".

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The one star I plopped on this clunky bore-athon is due to the presence of the great Jet Li as the evil Dragon Emperor of the subtitle and the gorgeous Michelle Yeoh as Zi Yuan, a witch who's been on the Emperor¹s ass for over 2000 years.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/movie/22126971/review/22126827/the _mummy_tomb_of_the_dragon_emperor

martial-arts superstar Jet Li triumphs as the mostly wordless evil Emperor Han of ancient China, a glowing magma spirit locked in a terra cotta shell.

Jane Horwitz
Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/31/AR2008 073100734.html

Still, Li makes a great villain, using his powers to create fire, ice and other elements.

Edward Douglas
Coming Soon
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/weekendwarriornews.php?id=47377

Toward the end of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh launch into a vigorous sword fight — and what a grand pleasure it is to watch these two world-class stars in action again...Their duel atop the Great Wall of China is a reunion of titans, an Old Timers' Day for two actor-athletes still in their sinuous prime. Forgive the effusions of an alter-kocker fanboy, but the flinty glamour of Li and Yeoh — buttressed by the stolid, sneering presence of top Hong Kong villain Anthony Wong Chau-sang (who in 1993 appeared in 15 films!) — is the best reason to catch this third in the series of Indiana Jones knockoffs.

Richard Corliss
TIME
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1828343,00.html

A memorably badass Jet Li.
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
http://www.avclub.com/content/cinema/the_mummy_tomb_of_the_dragon

Wendy Lopez-Redaon said...

Personally,I enjoyed it =) Pero it could have been a thousand times amusing and nicer if Rachel still played Eve!