The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen continues the tale set into motion by director Stephen Sommers with this globe-trotting adventure that finds explorer Rick O'Connell and son attempting to thwart a resurrected emperor's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 16, 2008
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With middling CG effects and a distinct lack of fun, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor finds the series past its prime.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Making the farcical tenor of the recent Indiana Jones film feel like a paragon of dramatic and archaeological integrity, this phoned-in action threequel doesn't even have the good grace to deliver on its title and feature any mummies

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The best news about this clangorous clunker is that it may well have vanquished the Mummy franchise.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Never trust a movie in which a character exclaims "here we go again", just as Brendan Fraser does 30 minutes into the third instalment of The Mummy franchise.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I was never a fan of the first two, but those are masterpieces compared to this clunk 'o junk.

Mike Clark
USA Today

Remarkably, the plot has much in common with Hellboy II: The Golden Army, yet that bundle of fun has enough vision to make even its Barry Manilow interlude seem appropriate.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Pray that this is a franchise that's dead for good this time.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

For a movie about the undead, this lacks any supernatural chills, and by the time its obligatory final showdown arrives, it seems as hollow as the terra cotta soldiers brought to life by CGI.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The story is no more than a thread stitching set pieces of increasing implausibility and ineptitude.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

A movie series called The Mummy is naturally going to have a limited focus. Universal might have been better off focusing on the various adventures of Rick and Evelyn to give them a wider range of material. But they haven't, so mummies it is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Decent action, the wit of the first two movies is gone though and the chemistry between Brendan Fraser and Maria Bello was non existent.
Michael Edwards
Not as good as the first movie but its still fun
Samuel Riley
Ultimately the absence of Rachel Weisz and the change in location and mythology are the biggest flaws in this film. Weisz was a major part of the first two… More
Phil Hubbs
Probably the best film of the trilogy in my opinion, the first was a nice idea but they tried too hard, the second felt like a complete rehash with terrible… More
Candy Rose
The storyline is interesting as it is about an evil Chinese Emperor (Jet Li) being raised from the dead. There are great special effects in the desert and also… More
Jens S.
The third film of the Mummy series has very little left of the somewhat old fashioned charm and fun that made the first two highlights of the adventure genre.… More

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