No one will ever accuse the first two Mummy movies of being classics, but the franchises third installment, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, makes them look pretty darn good. The premise is cool, especially considering hero Rick OConnell (Brendan Fraser) is dealing with an ancient emperor who built himself a terracotta army to protect him in death. But did we mention the filmmakers throw in a bunch of pissed-off yetis, too? On top of that, OConnells son is all grown up and played by a 27-year-old actor only twelve years Frasers junior! Its easier to buy Jet Li as a mummy than the idea that these two are father and son (112 min.).
Director: Rob Cohen
Producer: Bob Ducsay, Sean Daniel, Stephen Sommers, James Jacks, Chris Brigham, Ren Zhonglun and Jianxin Huang
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Russell Wong, Liam Cunningham, Luke Ford, Isabella Leong, Michelle Yeoh, Chau Sang Wong, David Calder, Jessey Meng, Liang Tian and Albert Kwan
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor