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Brendan Fraser: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

  • The Mummy Trilogy [Blu-ray + UV Copy] The Mummy Trilogy | Blu Ray | (05/11/2013) from £10.53  |  Saving you £-1.75 (-19.00%)  |  RRP £9.2

    Rediscover all three adrenaline filled feature films from The Mummy Franchise in this newly packaged trilogy now with UV. The MummyIn 1925 in the Sahara Desert a group of treasure hunters stumble on a 3 000 year old tomb and the mummified incarnation of an Egyptian priest out for revenge: As punishment for killing Pharaoh Seti and sleeping with his mistress Egyptian priest Imhotep was mummified alive and cursed. But in 1923 he is inadvertently resurrected by treasure hunters and must be stopped before he can wreak his final vengeance on the world. The Mummy ReturnsThe mummified body of Imhotep is transported to a museum in London. Once again he wakes and so begins a new campaign of rage and terror. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor:Taking off the wraps once more but this time the action moves to China for round three of the Mummy adventure. For 2 000 years the ruthless Chinese Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his vast army of warriors have been frozen in time cast in clay waiting for their moment to rise again. When young archaeologist Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford) is duped into bringing the ancient warlord back to life he soon realises he has to call in the only people he knows with experience and knowledge of how to battle the undead - his parents father Rick (Brendan Fraser) and mother Evelyn (Maria Bello). As the emperor attempts to re-unite with his massed warriors and finally fulfil his dream of world domination Alex and his family along with mystical high-kicking sorceress Zi Juan (Michelle Yeoh) and a rival cast of undead have to pull out all the stops to keep the evil tyrant from achieving his ends. Special Features: Disc 1 Feature Commentaries: With Director Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Ducsay With Actor Brendan Fraser With Cctors Oded Fehr Kevin J O'Connor and Arnold Vosloo Building a Better Mummy Visual and Special Effects Formation Deleted Scenes Theatrical Trailer Storyboad to Final Film Comparison Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Sneak Peek) An Army to Rule the World Part 1 Unraveling the Leagcy of the Mummy Photo Montage Picture in Picture Disc 2 Outtakes Feature Commentary With Director/Writer Stephen Sommers And Executive Producer/Editor Bob Ducsay Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor Sneak Peek An Army To Rule The World Part 2 Unraveling The Legacy of The Mummy Exclusive Conversation With The Rock Spotlight On Location The Making Of Storyboard to Final Film Comparison Live 'Forever May Not Be Long Enough' Music Video Disc 3 Feature Commentary Picture in Picture Scene Explorer: Angle A Angle B Angle C Angle D Angle E (4 angles) Visual Commentary Know Your Mummy Creating New and Supernatural Worlds Preparing For Battle With Brendan Fraser and Jet Li A Call To Action: The Casting Process Legacy Of The Terra Cotta Jet Li: Crafting The Emperor From City To Desert The Making Of The Mummy 3 Deleted and Extended Scenes The Dragon Emperor's

  • Looney Tunes Back In Action [2004] Looney Tunes Back In Action | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £3.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (71.50%)  |  RRP £13.99

    David verses Goliath Ali versus Frazier Britney versus Justin all pale in comparison to the earth rending bone-crushing carrot-chomping anvil-dropping tail-feather-scorching gleefully epic smack down that is Rabbit verses Duck or more specifically Bugs Bunny verses Daffy. Set in a live-action world Warner Bros. animated superstars interact with human characters for maximum comic effect the story unfolds on the studio backlot and careens all over the map in time honoured Loone

  • The Nut Job [DVD] [2014] The Nut Job | DVD | (08/12/2014) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.

  • George Of The Jungle/George Of The Jungle 2 [1997] George Of The Jungle/George Of The Jungle 2 | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £5.29  |  Saving you £12.70 (70.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    George Of The Jungle (1997): Bigger than life outrageously funny and loaded with eye popping special effects. Deep in the heart of the African jungle a baby boy is raised by gorillas. He grows up to be the hunky heroic yet clumsy king of the jungle George ( Brendon Fraser) who swings from one tree right into the trunk of the next! But when a beautiful career woman named Ursula stumbles into George's unnatural habitat he's swept off his feet. Leaving behind his forest full of animal friends including Ape a talking gorilla and Shep an elephant who aspires to be a dog George plants roots in the big city of San Francisco where the comedy and adventure only grow bigger. Don't miss all the slam-bang action and good-natured fun that make George of the Jungle a must-see for adults and kids alike. George Of The Jungle 2: Scheming mother-in-law Beatrice Stanhope is not about to let her daughter and grandson hang around with the klutzy King of the Jungle forever. In an elaborate plot she teams with Ursula's obsessive ex-fiance Lyle to hypnotise Ursula into leaving George and turn his jungle to mulch! That's when all vines lead to Las Vegas. There George Ape Shep and Tookie must rescue Ursula and then swing back to save the jungle from Lyle's bulldozing bullies. You'll go ape when these jungle jesters come together for irresistible family entertainment!

  • Airheads [1994] Airheads | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £4.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (16.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    The amps are on but nobody's home. In this hilarious spoof of the music industry three intelligently challenged rock 'n' rollers (Brendan Fraser Steve Buscemi Adam Sandler) decide to take drastic action after their music continually falls on deaf ears. They break into a radio station hoping to get their demo played on the air. But when the deejay (Joe Mantegna) and station manager (Michael McKean) refuse to play their song the boys have no choice but to take the entire r

  • The Mummy Returns [Blu-ray] The Mummy Returns | Blu Ray | (29/01/2018) from £18.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    An ancient legacy of terror is unleashed when the cursed mummy, Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), is resurrected once again in The Mummy Returns along with a force even more powerful: the Scorpion King (Dwayne The Rock Johnson). Now, as the fate of all mankind hangs in the balance, Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his wife (Rachel Weisz) embark on a daring, desperate race to save their son and the world from unspeakable evil. The Mummy Returns is supercharged with pulse-pounding action and spectacular special effects that'll blow you away. Bonus Features Feature Commentary Outtakes Unraveling The Legacy Of The Mummy Spotlight On Location An Army To Rule The World Part 2, and More!

  • Inkheart [2008] Inkheart | DVD | (13/04/2009) from £3.59  |  Saving you £16.40 (82.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Mo has the special talent to bring characters out of books. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings; Capricorn and Basta two villains and Dustfinger a fire-eater. However Mo is kidnapped and its up to his daughter Meggie and her friends to rescue him!

  • Scrubs - Series 1,2 & 3 Box Set (12 disc collectors pack) [DVD] Scrubs - Series 1,2 & 3 Box Set (12 disc collectors pack) | DVD | (13/02/2006) from £33.97  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Check into the surreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital where the staff is bizarre and the laughter is contagious! Join fresh-faced J.D. (Zach Braff) and his fellow new medical residents as they weave their way through each unpredictable day with hilarious results! <b>Season 1:</b> 1. My First Day (aka Pilot Episode) 2. My Mentor 3. My Best Friend's Mistake 4. My Old Lady 5. My Two Dads 6. My Bad 7. My Super Ego 8. My Fifteen Minutes 9. My Day Off 10. My Nickname 11. My Own Personal Jesus 12....

  • Hustlers [DVD] Hustlers | DVD | (21/04/2014) from £5.79  |  Saving you £10.20 (63.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The hustle is on! Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) Vincent D&amp;rsquo;Onofrio (Men in Black) Academy Award Nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) Thomas Jane (Hung) Lukas Haas (Inception) and Paul Walker (Fast &amp;amp; Furious) star in 3 twisted tales all connected by items from a Southern small-town pawn shop. A man searching for his kidnapped wife a couple of white-supremacist drug dealers and a sad-sack Elvis impersonator plus more desperate characters come to life in the action-packed and hilarious story written by Adam Minarovich and from the director of The Cooler and Running Scared Wayne Kramer.

  • 3 Film Box Set: Mummy Trilogy (Lenticular) [DVD] 3 Film Box Set: Mummy Trilogy (Lenticular) | DVD | (17/10/2011) from £7.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The MummyCombining the thrills of a rousing adventure with the suspense of Universal's original 1932 horror classic, The Mummy, is a true non stop action epic, filled with dazzling visual effects and top-notch talent. It tells the story of a group of people searching for a long-lost treasure deep in the Egyptian desert, who manage to unearth a 3,000 year old legacy of terror. The Mummy ReturnsWhen a chain of events finds the corpse of Imhotep resurrected in the British Museum, the mummy Imhotep walks the earth once more, determined to fulfil his quest from immortality. But an even more powerful force born of the darkest rituals of ancient Egypt has also been set loose in the world. When these two forces clash, the fate of the world will hang in the balance sending the O'Connells on a desperate race to save the world from unspeakable evil. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon EmperorFilled with spectacular action and sharp banter, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor finds the dashing Rick and Evelyn O'Connell (Brendan Fraser and Maria Bello, who took over for Rachel Weisz) called upon for another world-saving adventure. The film opens in 50 B.C., when the ruthless Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) seeks to conquer one last enemy, death, and become an immortal ruler. But when the Emperor betrays an obliging sorceress (Michelle Yeoh), he and his army are cursed to spend an eternity in statuesque limbo. Fast forward to 1946, when Rick and Evelyn are struggling to adapt to their self-imposed retirement. But the fates have other plans, and soon the O'Connells are crossing paths with their somewhat estranged son, Alex (Luke Ford). While enthusiastically carrying on the family's tomb-raiding traditions, Alex has unwittingly brought the Dragon Emperor back to life. With the world in peril, the O'Connells must overcome their differences to prevent the Dragon Emperor from gaining immortality for himself and his army. Along the way they're joined by a mysterious young woman (Isabella Leong), a wily pilot, and a trio of Abominable Snowmen. Jumping from Shanghai to the Himalayas to the Chinese desert, director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story) takes audiences on a breathless adventure that continues The Mummy's love of quick wits, close calls and big battles. The result is a spirited romp that proves evil is no match against a family united.

  • Escape From Planet Earth [Blu-ray] Escape From Planet Earth | Blu Ray | (14/07/2014) from £3.29  |  Saving you £21.70 (86.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

  • Inkheart [Blu-ray] [2008] Inkheart | Blu Ray | (13/04/2009) from £5.59  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Mo has the special talent to bring characters out of books. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings; Capricorn and Basta two villains and Dustfinger a fire-eater. However Mo is kidnapped and its up to his daughter Meggie and her friends to rescue him!

  • Blast From The Past [1999] Blast From The Past | DVD | (13/03/2000) from £17.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Coasting on the successes of Gods and Monsters and George of the Jungle, Brendan Fraser turns in yet another winning performance in this fish-out-of-water comedy in which Pleasantville meets modern-day Los Angeles, with predictably funny results. Fraser stars as Adam, who was born in the bomb shelter of his paranoid inventor dad (a less-manic-than-usual Christopher Walken), who spirited his pregnant wife (Sissy Spacek, in fine comic form) underground when he thought the Communists dropped the bomb (actually, it was a plane crash). Armed with enough supplies to last 35 years, the parents bring up Adam in Leave It to Beaver style with nary any exposure to the outside world. When the supplies run out, and dad suffers a heart attack, Fraser goes up to modern-day LA for some shopping and long-awaited culture shock. More of a cute premise with lots of clever ideas attached than a fully fleshed out story, Blast from the Past is also supposed to be part romantic comedy, as the hunky Adam hooks up with his jaded Eve (Alicia Silverstone) and tries to convince her to marry him and go underground. The sparks don't fly, though, because Silverstone is saddled with the triple whammy of being miscast, playing an underwritten character, and suffering a very bad hairdo. Fraser, however, carries the film lightly and easily on his broad, goofy shoulders, mixing Adam's gee-whiz innocence with genuine emotion and curiosity; only Fraser could pull off Adam's first glimpse of a sunrise or the ocean with both humour and pathos. Also winning is Dave Foley as Silverstone's gay best friend, who manages to make the most innocuous statements sound like comic gems. -- Mark Englehart, Amazon.com

  • The Mummy 1, 2 & 3 Steelbook Box Set The Mummy 1, 2 & 3 Steelbook Box Set | DVD | (01/12/2008) from £7.99  |  Saving you £22.00 (73.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The Mummy (Dir. Stephen Sommers) (1999): Deep in the Egyptian desert a handful of people searching for a long-lost treasure have just unearthed a 3 000 year old legacy of terror. Combining the thrills of a rousing adventure with the suspense of Universal's legendary 1932 horror classic The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser is a true nonstop action epic filled with dazzling visual effects top-notch talent and superb storytelling. The Mummy Returns (Dir. Stephen Sommers) (2001): Set in 1933 ten years after the events in the first film Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) is married to Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) and the couple has settled in London raising their 9-year-old son Alex (Freddie Boath). When a chain of events finds the corpse of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) resurrected in the British Museum Imhotep walks the earth determined to fulfill his quest for immortality. But another force has also been set loose one born of the darkest rituals of ancient Egyptian mysticism and even more powerful than Imhotep. When these forces clash the fate of the world will hang in the balance sending the O'Connell's on a mission to save the world and their son before it is too late... The Mummy 3 - Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (Dir. Rob Cohen) (2008): Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to spend eternity in suspended animation China's ruthless Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his 10 000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons entombed in clay as a vast silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford) is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents - Rick and Evelyn O'Connor (Brendan Frase and Maria Bello).

  • George Of The Jungle [1997] George Of The Jungle | DVD | (22/01/2001) from £4.29  |  Saving you £13.70 (76.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Disney scored an unexpected hit with this goofy live-action remake of Jay Ward's Saturday-morning cartoon, a zippy Tarzan parody with topical references and absurd gags. Disney's big-screen version, George of the Jungle starring Brendan Fraser as the sweet, hopelessly inept jungle hero, puts the emphasis on slapstick and silly fun. The klutzy hero, still swinging into trees and stray boulders, saves a lost Los Angeles socialite (Leslie Mann) on safari and, completely smitten, leaves behind his tree-house home and simian best friend (an Oxford-accented ape voiced by John Cleese) to accompany the socialite back to the concrete jungle of LA, much to the frustration of her conniving fianc&eacute; (Thomas Haden Church). Fraser's enthusiastic performance enriches our hunky hero with endearing innocence and energetic pluck. The humour is spotty and consistently more juvenile than the original cartoon, but the unending parade of visual gags (including George's pet elephant Shep, transformed into an overexcited six-tonne puppy by inventive digital effects) keeps the tone light, frothy and winningly fun. --Sean Axmaker

  • The Quiet American [DVD] The Quiet American | DVD | (02/05/2011) from £6.59  |  Saving you £13.40 (67.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Aged Times reporter Thomas Fowler (an Oscar-nominated Caine) resentful of American colonialism in southeast Asia in the 1950s vies against young Pyle (Fraser) for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman as the Indo-China war reveals rather more about the American's involvement in the conflict...

  • Bedazzled [2000] Bedazzled | DVD | (02/08/2004) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Brendan Fraser stars in Bedazzled as Elliot, a dweebish office worker who yearns for Alison (Frances O'Connor), a coworker who barely knows he exists. When he blithely says he'd give his soul for Alison, the Devil appears in the fetching guise of Elizabeth Hurley and promises him seven wishes in exchange. Elliot is dubious at first, but agrees out of desperation. Unfortunately, his every wish always leaves the Devil with a little wiggle-room. When he asks to be rich and powerful, the Devil turns him into a drug lord beset on all sides. When he asks to be a successful, well-endowed writer, the Devil adds a male lover to the mix. The setup and situations are clever, though this Bedazzled has less bite than the original 1968 version starring Dudley Moore and Peter Cook. It does, however, provide some better comic substance for Fraser than most of his previous roles and will give his fans something to enjoy. O'Connor is entirely pleasant in her largely straight role, and Hurley fills out her part delectably by filling out a number of revealing outfits. This is an enjoyable bit of froth. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com

  • The Mummy Trilogy [DVD + UV Copy] The Mummy Trilogy | DVD | (17/03/2014) from £8.09  |  Saving you £11.90 (59.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Rediscover all three adrenaline filled feature films from The Mummy Franchise in this newly packaged trilogy now with UV. The MummyIn 1925 in the Sahara Desert a group of treasure hunters stumble on a 3 000 year old tomb and the mummified incarnation of an Egyptian priest out for revenge: As punishment for killing Pharaoh Seti and sleeping with his mistress Egyptian priest Imhotep was mummified alive and cursed. But in 1923 he is inadvertently resurrected by treasure hunters and must be stopped before he can wreak his final vengeance on the world. The Mummy ReturnsThe mummified body of Imhotep is transported to a museum in London. Once again he wakes and so begins a new campaign of rage and terror. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor:Taking off the wraps once more but this time the action moves to China for round three of the Mummy adventure. For 2 000 years the ruthless Chinese Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his vast army of warriors have been frozen in time cast in clay waiting for their moment to rise again. When young archaeologist Alex O&#39;Connell (Luke Ford) is duped into bringing the ancient warlord back to life he soon realises he has to call in the only people he knows with experience and knowledge of how to battle the undead - his parents father Rick (Brendan Fraser) and mother Evelyn (Maria Bello). As the emperor attempts to re-unite with his massed warriors and finally fulfil his dream of world domination Alex and his family along with mystical high-kicking sorceress Zi Juan (Michelle Yeoh) and a rival cast of undead have to pull out all the stops to keep the evil tyrant from achieving his ends. Special Features: Disc 1 Feature Commentaries: With Director Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Ducsay With Actor Brendan Fraser With Cctors Oded Fehr Kevin J O&#39;Connor and Arnold Vosloo Unearthing the Revenge of the Mummy (Theme Parks Featurette) Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Sneak Peek) An Army to Rule the World Part 1 &amp;gt;Storyboard to Final Film Comparison Visual and Special Effects Disc 2 Feature Commentary with Director/ Writer Stephen Somers and Executive Producer/ Editor Bob Ducsay Unearthing the Revenge of the Mummy (Theme Parks Featurette) Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Sneak Peek) An Army to Rule the World Part 2Unraveling the Legacy of the Mummy Storyboard to Final Film Comparison (Mummy Returns) Spotlight on Location: The Making of the Mummy Returns Outtakes Visual and Special Effects Formation Disc 3 Feature Commentary Trailers: Burn After Reading The Boat That Rocked Frost Vs Nixon Mamma Mia

  • Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 3D [2008] Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 3D | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £2.49  |  Saving you £17.50 (87.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Based on the classic novel by Jules Verne Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 3D stars Brendan Fraser as Trevor a science professor whose radical theories have completely tarnished his reputation. While backpacking across Iceland with his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) the two explorers find a cave that leads them deep down into the bowels of the planet. There they discover a bizarre landscape filled with terrifying creatures.

  • The Mummy Trilogy [Blu-ray] [2017] The Mummy Trilogy | Blu Ray | (12/06/2017) from £39.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The MummyIf you're expecting bandaged-wrapped corpses and a lurching Boris Karloff-type villain, then you've come to the wrong movie. But if outrageous effects, a hunky hero, and some hearty laughs are what you're looking for, the 1999 version of The Mummy is spectacularly good fun. Yes, the critics called it "hokey," "cheesy," and "pallid." Well, the critics are unjust. Granted, the plot tends to stray, the acting is a bit of a stretch, and the characters occasionally slip into cliché, but who cares? When that action gets going, hold tight--those two hours just fly by. The premise of the movie isn't that far off from the original. Egyptologist and general mess Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) discovers a map to the lost city of Hamunaptra, and so she hires rogue Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) to lead her there. Once there, Evelyn accidentally unlocks the tomb of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), a man who had been buried alive a couple of millennia ago with flesh-eating bugs as punishment for sleeping with the pharaoh's girlfriend. The ancient mummy is revived, and he is determined to bring his old love back to life, which of course means much mayhem (including the unleashing of the 10 plagues) and human sacrifice. Despite the rather gory premise, this movie is fairly tame in terms of violence; most of the magic and surprise come from the special effects, which are glorious to watch, although Imhotep, before being fully reconstituted, is, as one explorer puts it, rather "juicy." Keep in mind this film is as much comedy as it is adventure--those looking for a straightforward horror pic will be disappointed. But for those who want good old-fashioned eye-candy kind of fun, The Mummy ranks as one of choicest flicks of 1999. --Jenny BrownThe Mummy Returns Proving that bigger is rarely better, The Mummy Returns serves up so much action and so many computer-generated effects that it quickly grows exhausting. In his zeal to establish a lucrative franchise, writer-director Stephen Sommers dispenses with such trivial matters as character development and plot logic, and charges headlong into an almost random buffet of minimum story and maximum mayhem, beginning with a prologue establishing the ominous fate of the Scorpion King (played by World Wrestling Federation star the Rock, in a cameo teaser for his later starring role in--you guessed it--The Scorpion King). Dormant for 5,000 years, under control of the Egyptian god Anubis, the Scorpion King will rise again in 1933, which is where we find The Mummy's returning heroes Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, now married and scouring Egyptian ruins with their 8-year-old son, Alex (Freddie Boath). John Hannah (as Weisz's brother) and Oded Fehr (as mystical warrior Ardeth Bay) also return from The Mummy, and trouble begins when Alex dons the Scorpion King's ancient bracelet, coveted by the evil mummy Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), who's been revived by... oh, but does any of this matter? With a plot so disposable that it's impossible to care about anything that happens, The Mummy Returns is best enjoyed as an intermittently amusing and physically impressive monument of Hollywood machinery, with gorgeous sets that scream for a better showcase, and digital trickery that tops its predecessor in ambition, if not in payoff. By the time our heroes encounter a hoard of ravenous pygmy mummies, you'll probably enjoy this movie in spite of itself. --Jeff ShannonThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor The third film in the The Mummy series freshens the franchise up by setting the action in China. There, the discovery of an ancient emperor's elaborate tomb proves a feather in the cap of Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford), a young archaeologist and son of Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello, taking over the role from Rachel Weisz). Unfortunately, a curse that turned the emperor (Jet Li) and his army into terra cotta warriors buried for centuries is lifted, and the old guy prepares for world domination by seeking immortality at Shangri La. The O'Connells barely stay a step ahead of him (climbing through the Himalaya mountains with apparent ease), but the action inevitably leads to a showdown between two armies of mummies in a Chinese desert. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor has a lot to offer: a supporting cast that includes the elegant Michelle Yeoh, Russell Wong, and Liam Cunningham, the unexpected appearance of several Yeti, and a climactic battle sequence that is nightmarishly weird but compelling. On the downside, the charm so desperately sought in romantic relationships, as well as comic turns by John Hannah (as Evelyn's rascal brother), is not only absent but often annoying. Rarely have witty asides in the thick of battle been more unwelcome in a movie. Rob Cohen's direction is largely crisp if sometimes curious (a fight between Fraser and Jet Li keeps varying in speed for some reason), but his vision of Shangri La, in the Hollywood tradition, is certainly attractive. --Tom Keogh

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