Saturday, August 02, 2008

Mummy update

Review: 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'
Director Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious") keeps things chugging along: The more inventive scenes include a headless horse chase and an avalanche suspended in midair. But the film's self-effacing humor - all those jokey asides from Fraser in mid-battle - wears thin. Though it tries to juice up its mojo with currently popular Asian themes and martial-arts sequences, this "Mummy" seems a teeny bit musty.

I may go see this in the theater as I have a few free passes saved up and special-effects heavy movies are good for the big screen. I really liked the first one, the second one a bit less so (except for the welcome Patricia Velasquez eye candy, of course).