Film Review: The Mummy (1932)

Mummy poster

SYNOPSIS: “In 1921 a team of British archaeologists led by Sir Joseph Whemple uncovers the 3700-year-old mummy of Imhotep. When one young archaeologist opens the scroll of Thoth, he goes delirious and the Mummy comes to life. Ten years later Sir Joseph returns with his son Frank. Unknown to them, the Mummy now exists as the mysterious Egyptian, Ardath Bay, who helps the expedition uncover the tomb of his ancient love. He then uses his … Continue reading

Leave a comment

The third time around for THE MUMMY franchise?

mummy

Here’s some unexpected news. According to Variety, Universal is prepping another foray into the “Mummy” franchise. This will not be another chapter in the 1999 reboot that starred Brendan Frasier and Rachael Weisz but a whole new take on the Karloff classic. So far all that has happened is they have brought writer Jon Spaights on board. He’s the man behind “Prometheus” and “The Darkest Hour” so the man’s got some chops. Here’s what Jon … Continue reading

Leave a comment

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

mummy3_4

SYNOPSIS: The third installment in the Mummy franchise takes archaeologist Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) all the way to China, pitting him against an emperor (Jet Li) from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty, who’s returned from the dead to pursue an evil quest for world domination. This time, O’Connell enlists the help of his family — including his wife, son and brother-in-law — to quash the so-called Dragon Emperor and his abuse of supernatural power. REVIEW: Back … Continue reading

1 Comment

Interview: Rob Cohen – Director (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor)

mummy3_1

Former wunderkind producer and executive Rob Cohen burst onto the directing scene with his biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story in 1993. Since that time, he has become one of the renowned action directors in Hollywood with films including Dragonheart, The Fast and the Furious, and XxX. Last year, he undertook his biggest project to date, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, the second sequel in Stephen Sommers’ mega-hit from 1999, The Mummy, an update of … Continue reading

Leave a comment