Friday, June 20, 2008

MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR trailer: Is MUMMY 3 what INDY 4 should've been?

So ya, I got an email this morning from Papa John's pizza demanding I watch the new trailer for MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR in delicious Quicktime HD. So I did. And it's good, well, just as good as the first trailer, more or less the same. But watching the trailer got me thinking. Watching it gave me the standard action movie, tomb raiding high I got when also watching the INDY 4 trailer, but, as we all know, that movie didn't quite delivery as to what we expected (but that's a whole separate argument for another time). SO I asked myself, "Would Universal and the producers of the first two films put out the same jumbled mumbo jumbo that was THE MUMMY RETURNS?" I don't think so. One problem I had with INDY 4 was that it just wasn't the adventure I was expecting from an INDY film. I was craving a traditional tomb raiding epic, but what we got was...well, come up with your own second-rate, half-way thought through, sci-fi production.
This film does look promising even though Rachel Weisz passed on the screenplay, though we can only wait for the product to roll into theaters nationwide on August 1st. Well, here's the new trailer. Enjoy.

1 comment:

movie nerd said...

Sounds like Tomb of the Dragon Emperor met everyone's expectations... Brendan Frasier tries too hard to act, so you can tell he's acting