Friday, April 18, 2008

This Will Be Fun

That's a promo shot of Brendan Fraser in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

The Mummy and The Mummy Returns were both good rollicking fun that kill a couple of hours. While The Mummy 3 doesn't return to Egypt (a land that, for some reason, has always held a special place in my heart) and feature Imhotep, it does go to the Far East and features a Chinese mummy.

Wha-huh? I hear you say. The Ancient Chinese didn't practice mummification.

The Mummy was, yes, about a mummy, but Imhotep had been cursed prior to embalming. So in this one, there's an ancient curse on the Dragon Emperor that makes him an undead abomination thousands of years after his entombment. It's not the method of embalming that's important, it's the curse.

So, anyway, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is slated to open in early August, thereby capping off a nice summer full of big movies, including Indiana Jones, Batman, Star Trek, and Hellboy sequels.

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