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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor [2008] (1 disc)

Director:Rob Cohen
Writer:Alfred Gough
Miles Millar
Composer:Randy Edelman
Length:112 minutes
(1 hour 52 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Action
Sorting Tub:Hotel
IMDB Rating:5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:13%
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.

Reaction: Don't expect great cinema. This one is a good fun ride and Fraser is always charming.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Rob Cohen => Director
Alfred Gough => Writer
Miles Millar => Writer
Randy Edelman => Composer
Albert Kwan => Chu Wah
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang => General Yang (as Chau Sang Anthony Wong)
Brendan Fraser => Rick O'Connell
Daniel Richard Giverin => Benjamin Fry (as Daniel Giverin)
David Calder => Roger Wilson
Freda Foh Shen => Narrator (voice)
Isabella Leong => Lin
James Bradford => Butler Jameson
Jessey Meng => Choi
Jet Li => Emperor
John Hannah => Jonathan Carnahan
Liam Cunningham => Maguire
Luke Ford => Alex O'Connell
Maria Bello => Evelyn O'Connell
Michelle Yeoh => Zi Yuan
Russell Wong => Ming Guo
Tian Liang => Li Zhou
Vic Armstrong => Dancer in Nightclub (uncredited)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Almost all of the technical crew from the Montreal filming location had custom made dog-tags with either "Foundation Soldier" or "Terracotta Warrior" and their names. The whole crew decided to do so after documentary filmmaker [?] Todd Grossman and a few other crew members had some done for fun.
  • At the book reading Eve is asked if her book series was actually based on her, and she answers that "I can honestly say that I am not that person." This is of course an inside joke alluding to the fact that Rachel Weisz, who played Eve in the first two films was replaced by Maria Bello in this film.
  • The name of the night club in the final scene is Imhotep's. Imhotep is the name of the mummy in the first two Mummy movies.
  • The plot element of [?] Jonathan Carnehan as the owner of a casino attacked by the bad guys, was planned for The Mummy Returns, but was cut due to budget constraints and brought back for this film.
  • After the emperor has been awakened, the heroes ride in a cart containing fireworks. The box has "Tse Kar Wai" written on it. This is an alternate name for [?] Doris Tse, a co-producer on the film. The box of explosives read "Voeten Dynamite". This is a nod to First Assistant Director [?] P.J. Voeten.
  • The crossbow traps in the tomb scene are based in reality. According to Chinese archaeologists, the excavation of the Terracotta Army is progressing so slowly partly because the site is filled with similar traps.
  • Brendan Fraser, who plays Rick, was born in 1968. Maria Bello who plays Evelyn, was born in 1967. Luke Ford, who plays their son Alex, was born in 1981, making him 13 years younger than Fraser and 14 years younger than Bello.
  • The small device that triggers a trap by dropping a bronze marble from a dragon's mouth to a frog's mouth is inspired by an ancient instrument that could predict the direction of a coming earthquake. It is considered the first seismograph.
  • The tomb of the Dragon Emperor, with its terracotta warriors, is inspired by the real-life tomb of the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, in Xi'an, China.
  • Brendan Fraser and John Hannah are the only actors to appear in all three Mummy movies.