The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
(USA/China/Germany, 2008, 111 minutes)
In 1946 China, the tomb of the cursed Dragon Emperor is found, and the O'Connell family steps in to stop the ressuscitated Emperor from taking over the world.Banal, non-descript action spectacular done with an eye towards the lucrative Asian market; none of the Mummy films was much good but this listless caper is the worst yet.
Universal Pictures presents, in association with Shanghai Film Group, Shanghai Happy Cultural Communications Company and Relativity Media, an Alphaville/The Sommers Company production; produced in association with Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Vierte. Starring Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Luke Ford, Chao-Sang Anthony Wong, Isabella Leong, Liam Cunningham, David Calder, Russell Wong; and Michelle Yeoh. Directed by Rob Cohen; produced by Stephen Sommers, Bob Ducsay, Sean Daniel, James Jacks; written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar; music by Randy Edelman; director of photography (Technicolor, Panavision), Simon Duggan; production designer, Nigel Phelps; costume designer, Sanja Milovic Hays; film editors, Joel Negron, Kelly Matsumoto; visual effects supervisors, Joel Hynek, Matthew Butler, Derek Spears.