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« on: January 16, 2008, 06:32:03 AM »

Hmmm..The Mummy 3. Seems to have good and bad points. The 'kid' is a twenty something now so thats better. I hate kids in my action movies. Seems they are missing Rachel Weisz so thats a bad point. Then again its got Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh so thats cool. From the cast it would seem to be more action so thats good i suppose.

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Rachel Weisz will not be starring in this film. At first, the character of Evelyn was going to be killed off, having not survived an Air Raid on London during World War II, but in the end, it was decided to bring Evelyn back, and actress Maria Bello has been cast to play the role. This has resulted in a major outcry from fans who are not pleased with the decision to re-cast the role and find Bello to be an unsuitable replacement based on her appearance and American accent. Recent photos of the actress in the role of Evelyn have sparked an even larger outcry from fans who threaten to boycott the film due to Weisz's absence.

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 06:33:53 AM »

These are fun popcorn flicks.  I may not see this in the theater, but I will for sure get it on Netflix.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 12:49:08 PM »

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EDIT; Ahh Maria Bello is playing her part...........

I'm kinda with the fans on this one - Rachel Weisz she ain't.  Still, should be a fun, as already stated, popcorn flick. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 12:53:09 PM »

I love, love, LOVE the mummy movies so I will likely watch this in the theater, but man, Rachel Weisz WAS evelyn. From her looks to her soft british accent-casting a somewhat harsh american actress in her place seems like an awful idea. Good to see brendan fraser getting work though, the man is talented.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 02:36:49 PM »

Yeah, count me in as bummed that Rachel Weisz isn't returning.  Mummy Returns has kind of aged quickly for me, but the first one still holds up wonderfully and is a ton of fun. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 03:17:58 PM »

while it sucks Weisz isn't coming back (they should have just killed her off like originally planned) I'm still going to see it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 03:38:22 PM »

I enjoyed The Mummy, but I thought the Mummy Returns was a mess, with enough re-used plot points that it felt like a re-hash of the first movie, with a kid.

It's good to see Brendan Fraser getting work again. He did have some poor movie choices towards the end of his fifteen minutes, but I challenge anyone to say he wasn't fantastic in the three episodes of scrubs he did. His last episode ("My Screwup") was simply genius.
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008, 07:05:28 PM »

Well, it couldn't possibly we worse than The Mummy Returns. That was one of the more colossal disappointments I've seen. I loved the first Mummy movie, but the sequel was just overbearingly STUPID with glaring plot holes and massive leaps in logic that were too much to bear even for a mindless popcorn flick. That being said, this third movie has some things going for it. Brendan Fraser was great in the previous two. Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh? Yes please! Also, Rob Cohen is directing it, and not Steven Sommers. Cohen has directed some decent action movies before so there is hope. This third movie was written by people other than Steven Sommers, who completely lost it with the second movie. I guess I am cautiously optimistic about this third Mummy movie.
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2008, 07:09:42 PM »

Hmm, not seeing how Rob Cohen is an improvement over Sommers. Both have had their fair share of ups and downs. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2008, 09:51:02 PM »

are they going to have the flying boat in this one?
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2008, 11:19:42 PM »

I don't think casting Maria Bello as Evey is any more of a stretch than scripting that Evey was suddenly the reincarnated Egyptian BFF of Anck Su Namun in the second one. Actually, I don't think it's any more of a stretch than the entire plot of the second film.

I did like the first one a lot though, and Brendan Fraser's character is pretty cool.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2008, 11:27:31 PM »

Quote from: Simon on January 16, 2008, 11:19:42 PM

I don't think casting Maria Bello as Evey is any more of a stretch than scripting that Evey was suddenly the reincarnated Egyptian BFF of Anck Su Namun in the second one. Actually, I don't think it's any more of a stretch than the entire plot of the second film.


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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2008, 01:03:07 AM »

Quote from: DragonFyre on January 16, 2008, 03:38:22 PM

I enjoyed The Mummy, but I thought the Mummy Returns was a mess, with enough re-used plot points that it felt like a re-hash of the first movie, with a kid.

It's good to see Brendan Fraser getting work again. He did have some poor movie choices towards the end of his fifteen minutes, but I challenge anyone to say he wasn't fantastic in the three episodes of scrubs he did. His last episode ("My Screwup") was simply genius.
Brendon Fraiser has done some great movies (Gods and Monsters, in particular).

And I gotta agree, The Mummy Returns was trash. The first one was fun and silly, the second was... stupid and shitty.
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2008, 01:11:44 AM »

Quote from: Eduardo X on January 17, 2008, 01:03:07 AM

Quote from: DragonFyre on January 16, 2008, 03:38:22 PM

I enjoyed The Mummy, but I thought the Mummy Returns was a mess, with enough re-used plot points that it felt like a re-hash of the first movie, with a kid.

It's good to see Brendan Fraser getting work again. He did have some poor movie choices towards the end of his fifteen minutes, but I challenge anyone to say he wasn't fantastic in the three episodes of scrubs he did. His last episode ("My Screwup") was simply genius.
Brendon Fraiser has done some great movies (Gods and Monsters, in particular).

And I gotta agree, The Mummy Returns was trash. The first one was fun and silly, the second was... stupid and shitty.

Agree with you there, eddie.
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2008, 01:14:11 AM »

I like them both but 1 was better.
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2008, 01:46:21 AM »

Quote from: Caine on January 16, 2008, 11:27:31 PM

Quote from: Simon on January 16, 2008, 11:19:42 PM

I don't think casting Maria Bello as Evey is any more of a stretch than scripting that Evey was suddenly the reincarnated Egyptian BFF of Anck Su Namun in the second one. Actually, I don't think it's any more of a stretch than the entire plot of the second film.


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can you smell the BBQ THE ROCK IS COOKING??!?!?!?
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2008, 03:17:22 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on January 17, 2008, 01:46:21 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 16, 2008, 11:27:31 PM

Quote from: Simon on January 16, 2008, 11:19:42 PM

I don't think casting Maria Bello as Evey is any more of a stretch than scripting that Evey was suddenly the reincarnated Egyptian BFF of Anck Su Namun in the second one. Actually, I don't think it's any more of a stretch than the entire plot of the second film.


+ scorpion king WTFBBQTHEROCK?!

can you smell the BBQ THE ROCK IS COOKING??!?!?!?

FINALLY.... THE ROCK... HAS COME BACK TOOOOOOOOO... the end of the movie transformed into a ridiculous CGI Rock Lobster? I remember sitting in the theatre when that happened in awe of how badly that effect looked.
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2008, 03:39:21 AM »

I'm glad Rachel Weisz isn't returning, she annoyed the hell out of me.
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2008, 03:48:54 AM »

Fuck y'all. The mummy returns was great fun.
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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2008, 12:35:00 PM »

Quote from: Simon on January 16, 2008, 11:19:42 PM

I don't think casting Maria Bello as Evey is any more of a stretch than scripting that Evey was suddenly the reincarnated Egyptian BFF of Anck Su Namun in the second one. Actually, I don't think it's any more of a stretch than the entire plot of the second film.

I did like the first one a lot though, and Brendan Fraser's character is pretty cool.

Watching the two of em fight was sure wood-inducing fun I thought.
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2008, 03:24:15 PM »

Quote from: Calvin on January 17, 2008, 03:48:54 AM

Fuck y'all. The mummy returns was great fun.

I thought the movie was good fun with some real WTF moments.  I have to agree with Simon that the rock lobster king was pretty horrid looking.
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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2008, 03:33:26 PM »

My biggest issues with Mummy Returns was that it was too ambitious for it's (large) budget and it was made on a very tight schedule that didn't allow time for the effects to really be finished- consequently it's some of the worst work that ILM has ever done on a film of that scale (and the compressed time schedule was the reason that the Scorpion King CGI at the end was so awful). 
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« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2008, 07:09:02 PM »

No Weisz, no movie.
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2008, 01:06:34 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2008, 02:29:12 PM »

That poster..  does not excite.
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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2008, 02:30:03 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 02, 2008, 02:29:12 PM

That poster..  does not excite.

Hmm I realy liked it!
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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2008, 02:36:45 PM »

Do we get to see even more creatures opening their mouths really wide?
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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2008, 02:42:01 PM »

Don't much care for that poster, ugh. I loved the first movie, liked the second okay, and will see the third, though I agree that  Weisz WAS Evelyn and it won't seem the same without her. Still, I hope it's good and does well. I like Brendan Fraser, and Jet Lee.
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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2008, 03:11:21 PM »

Quote from: McNutt on May 02, 2008, 02:36:45 PM

Do we get to see even more creatures opening their mouths really wide?

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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2008, 03:22:43 PM »

I'm with a lot of people on this thread.  I liked the first one, thought the second one was was a pile of steaming shite, so I'm not too sure what to make of this one.
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2008, 03:28:40 PM »

Quote from: McNutt on May 02, 2008, 02:36:45 PM

Do we get to see even more creatures opening their mouths really wide?

Sure but it's an Asian mummy.... that can kickbox!  HIIIIYAAA! Karate Chop!     Roll Eyes
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« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2008, 05:30:49 AM »

Now that Anck Su Namun (played by the delicious Patricia Velasquez) is dead, the Mummy series holds no interst for me.

I liked the Mummy returns because we got to see lots of Anck Su Namun goodness.
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« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2008, 07:18:56 AM »

If Jet Li beats the ever living hell out of Brenda Fraser at some point in the movie, it'll be worth going to see!
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« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2008, 02:25:22 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on May 03, 2008, 07:18:56 AM

If Jet Li beats the ever living hell out of Brenda Fraser at some point in the movie, it'll be worth going to see!

he'll start to, but then something will happen and Brendan Fraser will suddenly turn the tide.
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« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2008, 03:15:14 PM »

I don't understand why Jet Li is still making movies. What happened to "Fearless, Jet Li's last movie"?
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« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2008, 03:19:56 PM »

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I don't understand why Jet Li is still making movies. What happened to "Fearless, Jet Li's last movie"?

IIRC Fearless was supposed to be his last martial arts epic, not movie.
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« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2008, 03:22:57 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 03, 2008, 03:19:56 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 03, 2008, 03:15:14 PM

I don't understand why Jet Li is still making movies. What happened to "Fearless, Jet Li's last movie"?

IIRC Fearless was supposed to be his last martial arts epic, not movie.

I think that's correct...supposed to be his last epic in the style of his older movies like Once Upon a Time in China.
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« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2008, 04:40:04 AM »

Quote from: pr0ner on May 03, 2008, 03:22:57 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 03, 2008, 03:19:56 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 03, 2008, 03:15:14 PM

I don't understand why Jet Li is still making movies. What happened to "Fearless, Jet Li's last movie"?

IIRC Fearless was supposed to be his last martial arts epic, not movie.

I think that's correct...supposed to be his last epic in the style of his older movies like Once Upon a Time in China.

Or maybe they made mistake with the line, it supposed to say "Fearless, Jet Li's latest movie." smile
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« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2008, 04:50:32 PM »

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Quote from: pr0ner on May 03, 2008, 03:22:57 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 03, 2008, 03:19:56 PM


IIRC Fearless was supposed to be his last martial arts epic, not movie.

I think that's correct...supposed to be his last epic in the style of his older movies like Once Upon a Time in China.

Or maybe they made mistake with the line, it supposed to say "Fearless, Jet Li's latest movie." smile


No, CK and pr0ner are correct.  It was Jet Li's last martial arts epic movie, not his last.
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« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2008, 06:19:10 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on May 05, 2008, 04:50:32 PM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on May 05, 2008, 04:40:04 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on May 03, 2008, 03:22:57 PM

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IIRC Fearless was supposed to be his last martial arts epic, not movie.

I think that's correct...supposed to be his last epic in the style of his older movies like Once Upon a Time in China.

Or maybe they made mistake with the line, it supposed to say "Fearless, Jet Li's latest movie." smile


No, CK and pr0ner are correct.  It was Jet Li's last martial arts epic movie, not his last.

They shoulda said it was his last movie that won't suck.
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