At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.
Centuries ago, the evil Emperor Han was cursed by the sorceress Zi Yuan who transformed him and his army into mummies. In 1946, the explorer Rick O'Connell and his wife Evelyn O'Connell are invited by the British government to take a relic, the diamond "The Eye of Shangri-La" to China. The ancient stone is capable of resurrecting the Emperor Han and of pointing the way to Shangri-La and the eternal pool of life. When the couple reaches China, they meet their son Alex O'Connell, who has discovered the tomb of Han, and Evelyn's brother Jonathan Carnahan. The O'Connells are betrayed by their friend Prof. Roger Wilson, who is associated with General Yang. Yang wants to serve Emperor Han, so he resurrects the mummy and they head for Shangri-La. The guardian of Han's tomb (and Zi's daughter) Lin tells them that the only ways to destroy Han are to prevent him from reaching Shangri-La or by stabbing his heart with a cursed dagger.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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When we first see Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) he is apparently fly-fishing in a river in Oxfordshire. However, the visible geology of the river is not found in Oxfordshire (exposed tilted rock beds, pebbled river beds). This is more likely either elsewhere in the UK, or more likely, a location in the US. See more »
Long ago, a mythic battle between good and evil played out in ancient China. The country was torn by civil war, with many kingdoms struggling for land and power. But one king had a ruthless ambition to make himself emperor by the sword.
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The Universal Studios logo doesn't stop as normal, instead the title fades out from the revolving globe and the camera begins zooming in over the Atlantic Ocean and hovers over China as an on-screen graphic is shown displaying the separate feudal states of China around 350 BC, each labeled in Chinese characters. The dividing lines disappear and then the Chinese characters all merge together into two characters that then change to the English word: CHINA. See more »
When the third Mummy film was announced, I can't say I was really looking forward to it. After I saw the trailer, I had a second thought about the film - it looked like it might be better than I expected. Yeah, I still knew I'd miss Rachel, but I wasn't going to let that ruin the movie for me if it was enjoyable.
So I went to see it opening day and enjoyed it. It wasn't perfect, but it was a fun summer popcorn flick. It had some great scenery, nice locations, great costumes, pretty good special effects, lots of crazy action, and some nice eye candy for everyone. Some of the mummy humor was a bit much, but it was to be expected. Though Egypt was the perfect setting for the first two films, the relocation to China and telling a bit of a different story worked out fine. Every culture has its tales about death and resurrection, so a film series like this can spread itself out if it wants.
All in all it was a fun movie. My suggestion, just sit back and try to enjoy it. You just might. And remember that it is okay to enjoy both The Dark Knight AND The Mummy 3. Don't think it makes you "disloyal", because it sure as heck doesn't.
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