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  • Summary: Explorer Rick O'Connell is back to combat the resurrected Han Emperor in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex, wife Evelyn and her brother, Jonathan. And this time, the O'Connells must stopExplorer Rick O'Connell is back to combat the resurrected Han Emperor in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex, wife Evelyn and her brother, Jonathan. And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service. (Universal Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 33
  2. Negative: 19 out of 33
  1. 75
    Now why did I like this movie? It was just plain dumb fun, is why. It is absurd and preposterous, and proud of it.
  2. 50
    When I go to a Mummy movie, I don't want ninjas and yetis and men turned to stone. I want embalmed corpses and hieroglyphics. I want pharaoh. I want pyramids and sphinxes and Ace bandages. Did "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" take place on the Nile?
  3. The movie bogs down in tiresome good guys vs. bad guys action cliches.
  4. 38
    Feels perfunctory and obligatory and, despite the return of several familiar characters, is more like an afterthought than an organic third piece of a trilogy puzzle.
  5. 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.
  6. As for Fraser, his clumsy humanity is endearing, but by now, assuming he has invested wisely, he should have enough money saved so as to not have to waste his talent anymore.
  7. 11
    Little more than a cluttered, noisy, and unsatisfying thrill ride to nowhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 79
  2. Negative: 39 out of 79
  1. DannyC.
    Aug 2, 2008
    10
    It may not be scary, it may have to many effects, it may not make any sense why their calling this chinese emperor a mummy. All there is to It may not be scary, it may have to many effects, it may not make any sense why their calling this chinese emperor a mummy. All there is to say is that this movie is repetitive but sooooo entertaining. It's the most satisfying Mummy movie yet. It looks much cooler, its big, exciting, and full of great action. It's not clunky, it's excellent. Expand
  2. KyleC.
    Jul 29, 2008
    10
    Exactly what this franchise needed. It's the sequel that should have happened the last time around 7 years ago. It's fresh, Exactly what this franchise needed. It's the sequel that should have happened the last time around 7 years ago. It's fresh, it's fun, a tad darker than the others, and brings a LOT of new material to the trailer. This is NOT a movie made for a quick buck. I was very impressed after the sneak preview. Rob Cohen has succeeded with TOTDR where Spielberg failed with Indiana Jones. Expand
  3. KeenanS
    Aug 3, 2009
    7
    At first I was expecting the worst, especially after witnessing the travesty that was Indy 4, and the first twenty minutes bore the worst of At first I was expecting the worst, especially after witnessing the travesty that was Indy 4, and the first twenty minutes bore the worst of my fears. But then, the film became entertaining, and good. This film is gleefully stupid and preposterous, and yet ridiculously fun to watch. I enjoyed this over-the-top film and it provided plenty of popcorn thrills and excitement even if the acting was B-movie at best and the script felt as if they made it up as they went along. Still, I had fun watching this film. It was the least of the trilogy, but it was still fun and at least I wasn't left pissed off like I was when I saw Indy 4. However, if you want the closest thing to a modern Indiana Jones, watch the Tomb Raider flicks they're pretty awesome. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Aug 15, 2008
    4
    I'll admit it. I went into the theatre not expecting much from this film, and even then I was disappointed. As my mother and I left the I'll admit it. I went into the theatre not expecting much from this film, and even then I was disappointed. As my mother and I left the theatre we didn't even talk about it. It just didn't have the same fun feeling that its prequels had. I wanted to like it, I tried to like it, but I couldn't. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2011
    2
    The third Mummy movie is easily the worst in a franchise, turning bad a series that was just average so far. Special effects and large actionThe third Mummy movie is easily the worst in a franchise, turning bad a series that was just average so far. Special effects and large action set pieces take precedence over character development and plot. This may seem standard of any blockbuster but it is particularly glaring here. The characters are hastily drawn sketches, the romance feels forced and the drama is dead from the outset. The action that is supposed to thrill instead feel hollow and lifeless as we don't care what happens to anybody and we don't feel the significance of what is taking place. The plot is flimsy, made worse by ridiculous twists and coincidences where belief isn't so much suspended as it is thrown off a bridge. If visual effects are all that you want, you may get brief enjoyment out of it. If you want something of substance, something with heart, then you should look elsewhere. Expand
  6. GeoffM.
    Aug 6, 2008
    1
    The editing is horrible, screen writer was definitely tunned the whole time ( not in the good way) , and the soundtrack was a complete miss. The editing is horrible, screen writer was definitely tunned the whole time ( not in the good way) , and the soundtrack was a complete miss. I wasted my money so you don't have to, seriously don't even rent this rubish when it comes out! Expand
  7. JamesCool
    Jul 30, 2008
    0
    Bad directing, bad dialouge, and hammy acting make this movie's predecessors look like The Godfather Part 1 and 2.

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