I read some pretty damning reviews of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), so my expectations were very low. This was a good thing because I came out thinking it was OK. I really do mean OK, not great or even good. Just OK.
The film takes itself far too seriously. There is some humour, but it falls a bit flat and it is few and far between. There is far to much sentimental stuff. I don’t see the point in this type of film. I’m not looking for insight into family issues. I just want mindless action/fun from a Mummy film.
The camera work was shocking. Either the camera man was drunk, or he had been to the “Shakey camera makes things look exciting” school of cinematography. That combined with the really quick cuts made me feel like I was going to have a seizure at times. 🙂
There were some good points. For one, I think I may be in love with Michelle Yeoh. She just keeps getting better with age. 🙂 Also, I want my own Yeti… 🙂
I came out of the film reminded of Indiana Jones 4. Another good franchise that’s lost its way…