It’s the Movie Review Round-Up!
Wondering whether or not to take the brood to the cinema this weekend to see Brenden Fraser in The Mummy: The Tomb of the Drag On Emperor? Some professional movie reviewers say, “meh.” Bring on the un-dead analogies.
“A movie for people who expect nothing and are happy when they get it.” – Metromix Chicago
“Makes the first two Mummy movies look like Godfather I and II.” – Slant magazine
“The action beats are more like action beat-downs.” – Chicago Tribune
“The latest Mummy compares the audience to a cat and film to a ball of yarn.” [Ed: Or something else… something like…I don’t know, maybe a human body that was ensconced in rags that were tattered and falling off but would also attract a kitten’s attention?]. – Brad Miska.
“Oh, ‘Mummy,’ I’m bored. “- MSNBC
“You might notbe able to kill a mummy but as “Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor proves, you can kill a franchise.” – The Hollywood Rporter
“The Mummy series has been dead a long time, but like the mummies it depicts, it won’t stay buried.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Is the Mummy full of derivative, over-worked action sequences? Of corpse!” – The Tuss
“This movie, much like mummies themselves, has no guts!” – PhoningItIn.com
Although, reading about the “particularly athletic Yetis” did pique my curiosity. And the idea of those terra cotta soldiers coming to life, err…un-dead mummy-ness, sounds cool.