The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor  

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Summary courtesy of Yahoo! Movies:

Explorer Rick O'Connell 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. Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents. As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force... unless the O'Connells can stop him first.

So this third (and hopefully final) installment of the Mummy features a mummy, a grown up son, father/son issues and Maria Bello with an annoying voice and accent.

Oh yes, can't forget the Yeti. The abominable snowmen. Yep, they make an appearance too!

This movie wasn't BAD, it was just OK. I'm a big fan of the first mummy, with Evie making witty remarks and Rick oh so in love with her. But this time, there was too much angst. Evie (Marie Bello, not Rachel Weisz) and Rick are retired and bored. Their son is away at school (they think) and quickly jump on the chance to return an important artifact to China. To escape from their humdrum life. There they realize their boy is not tucked safely away at school but waking up a horrible horrible mummy.

I don't understand the need for the father/son angst...or Alex's love story. I think the movie would have been fine without it. Of course, it would have been shorter too.

I really like when Jet Li was turning terra cotta and he was throwing it up. The visual on that was quite funny. :P

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It's gotten crappy reviews here.

Yeah, I prefer the first one.

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