The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon EmperorCursed by a devious sorceress, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his vast army lie buried in clay for millennia. And after 2,000 years, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy.
Critic Reviews of "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"
Time OutAugust 08, 2008
Making the farcical tenor of the recent Indiana Jones film feel like a paragon of dramatic and archaeological integrity, this phoned-in action threequel doesn't even have the good grace to deliver on its title and feature any mummies
Ebert & RoeperAugust 04, 2008
I was never a fan of the first two, but those are masterpieces compared to this clunk 'o junk.
Chicago ReaderAugust 01, 2008
For a movie about the undead, this lacks any supernatural chills, and by the time its obligatory final showdown arrives, it seems as hollow as the terra cotta soldiers brought to life by CGI.
Wall Street JournalAugust 01, 2008
The best news about this clangorous clunker is that it may well have vanquished the Mummy franchise.
USA TodayAugust 01, 2008
Remarkably, the plot has much in common with Hellboy II: The Golden Army, yet that bundle of fun has enough vision to make even its Barry Manilow interlude seem appropriate.
Toronto StarAugust 01, 2008
The story is no more than a thread stitching set pieces of increasing implausibility and ineptitude.
QuickflixOctober 21, 2014
Never trust a movie in which a character exclaims "here we go again", just as Brendan Fraser does 30 minutes into the third instalment of The Mummy franchise.
TheShiznit.co.ukOctober 14, 2012
Pray that this is a franchise that's dead for good this time.
ComingSoon.netApril 08, 2011
A movie series called The Mummy is naturally going to have a limited focus. Universal might have been better off focusing on the various adventures of Rick and Evelyn to give them a wider range of material. But they haven't, so mummies it is.
Movie TalkNovember 19, 2010
The makers of the wildly lucrative Mummy franchise are flogging a dead corpse ... the adventure that's been disinterred is more than a little whiffy.
BrianOrndorf.comJune 02, 2010
It's a deafening, blinding department store Blu-ray demo reel that's spun wildly out of control...Tomb takes the franchise to a stunning new low."
MoviedexAugust 01, 2009
I too wish this Mummy stayed dead and buried.
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Actors of "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"
Brendan FraserBirth date: 3 December 1968, Indianapolis, Indiana, USADescription: Brendan James Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Canadian parents Carol Mary (Genereux), a sales counselor, and Peter Fraser, a journalist and travel executive. He is of Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian ancestry. As his parents frequently moved, Brendan can claim affinity with Ottawa, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, London and Rome. His early exposure to theatre, particularly in London, led him to Seattle's Cornish Institute. After graduation he found a minor role as Sailor #1 in River Phoenix's Dogfight (1991), then somewhat more substantial roles in Encino Man (1992) and School Ties (1992). He expresses a preference for playing "fish out of water" men. Five more years of supporting work led finally to the title role in George of the Jungle (1997), a role which fully utilized his charm and beefy good looks, as well as offering him a chance to show off his comic talents. He describes this role as the one which dramatically altered his career. Critical raves for his role in Gods and Monsters (1998) pointed to yet another dimension to his dramatic persona.
Jet LiBirth date: 26 April 1963, Beijing, ChinaDescription: Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach, and before he was 20 he had starred in his first movie: _Shao Lin tzu (1979)_ (Shaolin Temple), which started the 1980s Kung-Fu boom in mainland China. He relocated to Hong Kong, where he was the biggest star of the early 1990s Kung-Fu boom. His first directorial effort was Zhong hua ying xiong (1986) (Born to defend).
Maria BelloBirth date: 18 April 1967, Norristown, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Maria Bello was born on 18 April, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor. She is of Italian and Polish descent. Maria went to Villanova University, majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but she took an acting class during her senior year, just for fun. She discovered she was very good at it, and she was soon cast in small off-Broadway plays, such as "The Killer Inside Me", "Small Town Gals With Big Problems" and "Urban Planning". She later guest-starred on episodes of The Commish (1991), Nowhere Man (1995), Misery Loves Company (1995) and Due South (1994). She got her big break when producers Kenny Lenhart and John J. Sakmar cast her in the spy show Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996) as "Mrs. Smith" (they remembered her from her performance in a failed pilot that was a remake of the classic TV series 77 Sunset Strip (1958)). The show was canceled after eight weeks on the air. Then came a spot on ER (1994) as "Dr. Anna Del Amico", in which she guest-starred on the final three episodes of the third season. The show's producers were so impressed with her that they asked her back as a regular on the series.
John HannahBirth date: 23 April 1962, East Kilbride, Scotland, UKDescription: John Hannah is the youngest child of his family, having two older sisters. Before he decided on a career as an actor, John was an apprentice electrician for four years. He gave up his work as an electrician after being accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. After years of struggling, he finally got his 'big break' when he was cast as Matthew in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). He currently lives in London with his wife Joanna Roth and their two children.
Michelle YeohBirth date: 6 August 1962, Ipoh, Perak, MalaysiaDescription: Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London, England to study at the Royal Academy as a teenager. After a brief dance career, she won the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant title in her native country and the Miss Moomba beauty pageant title in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1980s. Her first on camera work was a 1984 commercial with martial arts star Jackie Chan. In 1985, she began making action movies with D&B Films of Hong Kong. She was first billed as Michelle Khan, then later, Michelle Yeoh. Never a trained martial artist, she relied on her dance discipline and her on-set trainers to prepare for her martial arts action scenes.She uses many dance moves in her films. She still does most of her own stunts and has been injured many times. Ironically, she still cannot read Chinese and she has to have Chinese script read to her. In 1988, she married wealthy D&B Films executive Dickson Poon and retired from acting. Even though they divorced in 1992, she is close to Poon's second wife and a godmother to Poon's daughter. When she returned to acting, she became very popular to Chinese audiences and she became known to western audiences through her co-starring roles in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and in the phenomenally successful Wo hu cang long (2000) aka Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' directed by Ang Lee. She turned down a role in a sequel to The Matrix (1999).She has her own production company, Mythical Films and has trained with the Shen Yang Acrobatic team for her role in Tian mai zhuan qi (2002), an English language film she is both starring in and producing. She hopes to use her company to discover and nurture new film-making talent. She also wants to act in roles that combine both action and deeper spiritual themes.
Luke FordBirth date: 26 March 1981, CanadaDescription: Luke Ford was born on March 26, 1981 in Canada. He is an actor, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Animal Kingdom (2010) and The Black Balloon (2008).
Isabella LeongBirth date: 23 June 1988, Portuguese MacauDescription: Isabella Leong was born on June 23, 1988 in Portuguese Macau as Luísa Isabella Nolasco da Silva. She is an actress, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Lung Fu Moon (2006) and Yi sa bui lai (2006).
Anthony Chau-Sang WongBirth date: 2 September 1961, Hong KongDescription: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang was born to a British father and a Chinese mother. He never knew his father, since the man left his family when Wong was four years old. He trained acting at ATV and later enrolled into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.After working in several TV Series, he shot to stardom with hits such as "Hard-Boiled" and his Golden Horse-winning performance in the horrific "The Untold Story."He later appeared in the "Young and Dangerous" films as Dai Fei, a friend to Ekin Cheng's Ho Nam. In 1995, he made his directorial debut with New Tenant.He won his second Hong Kong Film Award for his role as the corrupt police officer Tung in the critically acclaimed "Beast Cops" (1998).Wong continued his success in supporting roles in films such as "Infernal Affairs" (2002) and "Initial D" (2005).
Russell WongBirth date: 1 March 1963, Troy, New York, USADescription: Russell Wong has earned a reputation as a sexy, charismatic leading man whose good looks are matched by his skills as an actor. The sixth of seven children, Russell Wong was born in Troy, New York; the son of restaurateur William Wong and Dutch-American artist Connie Van Yserloo. When Russell was seven years of age, his parents divorced, and he moved with his mother to California, settling near Yosemite. Russell attended Santa Monica College. As a trained dancer and a martial artist, Russell is able to perform many of his own stunts.Russell made his big screen debut in James Clavell's "Tai Pan". He made a memorable guest appearance on the drama series "21 Jump Street" and won a leading role in Wayne Wang's acclaimed independent romantic comedy "Eat a Bowl of Tea". Supporting roles in "China Cry" and "New Jack City" soon followed. In 1993, Russell gained critical acclaim for his outstanding performance in "The Joy Luck Club".Russell scored a high-profile role in 1994, when he was cast in the leading role in the made-for-TV movie "Vanishing Son" produced by Rob Cohen, in which he played a Chinese political activist exiled in America. The show was popular enough to spawn three sequels, and was later spun off into a syndicated TV series. People magazine named him one of the "Fifty Most Beautiful People" in 1995.After "Vanishing Son" ran its course, Russell moved on to more big-screen work, including major roles in "Takedown", co-starring Skeet Ulrich, and "Twisted" with Sam Jackson and Ashley Judd. His breakthrough performance opposite Jet Li in "Romeo Must Die" firmly established Russell's star power.Russell is next seen in this summer's blockbuster "Mummy 3" directed by Rob Cohen, as well as "Dim Sum Funeral" a black comedy co-starring Bai Ling and Kelly Hu. He will star alongside Ving Rhames in the martial arts thriller "Unshakable" this Fall.
Liam CunninghamBirth date: 2 June 1961, Dublin, IrelandDescription: Irish actor Liam Cunningham was an electrician in the mid 80's. He saw an ad for an acting school and he decided to give acting a try. His first film role was as a policeman in "Into the West." Since then, he has been involved in many films and theater productions on both sides of the Atlantic.
David CalderBirth date: 1 August 1946, Portsmouth, England, UKDescription: Classically-trained veteran actor David Calder was born on August 1, 1946 in Portsmouth, England. Possesses an impressive resume of accomplished work in acting since 1968. White-haired David Calder often appears as a wise, scholarly old gentleman in almost any film or television appearance he makes. Undoubtedly an accomplished and easily-recognizable face to British audiences, David perhaps is better known to American audiences with his appearances in high profile movies such as the James Bond spy-action film The World Is Not Enough (1999) as Sir Robert King, the on-screen father of Sophie Marceau; and then in the Mummy trilogy subtitled The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008). During the 2010s, Calder has appeared in such further A-list films and television series, including the Ron Howard-directed race car-driving film drama Rush (2013), starring 'Chris Hemsworth'. His continued work in British television includes appearances on "The Wrong Mans" (2013) and "Casualty" (1986). Recently Calder appeared in the 2016 miniseries The Moonstone (2016) and guest starred in "Emerald City" (2017).
Jessey MengBirth date: 17 August 1967, Taipei, TaiwanDescription: Jessey Meng was born on August 17, 1967 in Taipei, Taiwan. She is an actress, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Red Corner (1997) and Magazine Gap Road (2007).
Tian LiangBirth date: 10 April 1959, Beijing, ChinaDescription: Tian Liang was born on April 10, 1959 in Beijing, China. He is an actor, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Wo ai wo jia (1993) and Wan zhu (1989).
Albert KwanBirth date: 10 April 1959, Beijing, ChinaDescription: Born in Madagascar of Chinese parents, Albert Kwan is an actor, director and producer. A Fine Arts graduate, his acting career started in 2000 in a Hollywood blockbuster shot in Montreal (Canada), where he is based. This artist works both in French and English, and in Montreal as well as in Toronto. After fine tuning his acting skills and playing in numerous TV shows and movies, he went back to film school to become a director. He enjoys as much working in front as behind the camera.
Jing WuBirth date: 3 April 1974, Beijing, ChinaDescription: Born in Beijing China in 1974, he was sent to train at Beijing Wushu Academy when he was 6 years old as both his Father and Grandfather were also Martial artists. In 1995 he was spotted by Yuen Woo-Ping who had come to the academy to look for a martial artist for the film Tai Chi 2 (aka Tai Chi Boxer). His dedication and skill won his a lot of respect across East Asia. Often contributing to the scripts and choreography of his work, his natural talent and his sense of humour are vividly expressed.
Binghua WeiBirth date: 3 April 1974, Beijing, ChinaDescription: Binghua Wei is known for his work on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and Fei Ying (2004).
Jing GuoBirth date: 3 April 1974, Beijing, ChinaDescription: Jing Guo is a director and actor, known for Ma xi xue xiao (2006), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and Mengxia de guoshi (2003).
Alison LouderBirth date: 3 April 1974, Beijing, ChinaDescription: Alison Louder is known for her work on Helix (SyFy 2015), Being Human (SyFy 2011-2014), Elephant Song (2014), On the Road (2012), and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008). She is ranked #3 Best Actress in the 2014 Best Of Montreal poll. Alison is an alum of the Professional Theatre Department (Dome Theatre) at Dawson College in Montreal, New York's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and Jacqueline McClintock's Orphanspace Studio, where she studied Meisner technique for 6 years.Growing up in Montreal, Alison became fluently bilingual in English and French, having been naturalized in both languages since birth. Alison's strong theatre background includes developing several new plays at Playwrights' Workshop Montreal and Canada's National Theatre School, and going behind the scenes as Assistant Director/Producer for Montreal's premiere production of Ariel Dorfman's Speak Truth To Power, which sold out and received critical acclaim in 2009.
Marcia NasatirBirth date: 8 May 1926, San Antonio, Texas, USADescription: Marcia Nasatir was born on May 8, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Vertical Limit (2000), The Big Chill (1983) and Hamburger Hill (1987). She was previously married to Mort Nasatir.
Emerald StarrBirth date: 8 May 1926, San Antonio, Texas, USADescription: Emerald Starr is an actor, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
Helen FengBirth date: 8 May 1926, San Antonio, Texas, USADescription: Helen Feng is an actress, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and Ru guo · Ai (2005).
Stella Maryna TroshynaBirth date: 8 May 1926, San Antonio, Texas, USADescription: Stella Maryna Troshyna is an actress, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
James BradfordBirth date: 1938, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, UKDescription: James Bradford was born in 1938 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England as Alick James Bradford. He is an actor, known for 300 (2006), The Aviator (2004) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
Daniel Richard GiverinBirth date: 1938, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, UKDescription: Daniel Richard Giverin is known for his work on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), I'm Not There. (2007) and South of the Moon (2008).
Ken TranBirth date: 1938, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, UKDescription: Ken Tran is known for his work on X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Pacific Rim (2013) and The Day After Tomorrow (2004).
Allan Yuk-lun ChouBirth date: 1938, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, UKDescription: Allan Yuk-lun Chou is known for his work on The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Warm Bodies (2013) and Beastly (2011).
Fernando ChienBirth date: 6 October 1974, Taipei, TaiwanDescription: Born in Taipei, Taiwan and who's real name is Chien Fu-Nan. Fernando was given his "Western" name when he immigrated to Canada.Fernando's passion for acting began in Canada, performing on stage in musical theater productions in college which lead to various roles in TV and Film. In 2002 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue the film business full-time and is where he resides today.Bouncing between stunt and acting roles for 11 years in Los Angeles he honed his skills through his action team Reel Kick, whose members are currently some of Hollywood's most sought after action artists and stunt performers. While simultaneously studying acting at some of LA's best schools such as Michael Beach's Actors Gym, Groundlings, Howard Fine Acting Studio and Lee Strasberg Studio.Starting Tae Kwon Do and Karate at the age of 6, Fernando never really took martial arts seriously until his 20's where he studied Hung-Gar Kung Fu in Montreal, Quebec. After moving to Los Angeles he was introduced to Wushu and eventually Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. Favoring the contact sports more than the performance martial arts he studied under Gokor Chivichyan and Sensei Gene LeBell at the Hayastan MMA Academy and currently at the Werdum Combat Team under Master Fabricio Werdum (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and Andrew Hagar (Dutch Style Kickboxing).
Mac Jeffrey OngBirth date: 6 October 1974, Taipei, TaiwanDescription: Mac Jeffrey Ong is known for his work on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998) and Riverworld (2003).
Chris MarkBirth date: 6 October 1974, Taipei, TaiwanDescription: Chris Mark is known for his work on Meza (2017), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and The Hunger Games (2012).
James MarkBirth date: 6 October 1974, Taipei, TaiwanDescription: James Mark is known for his work on Jumper (2008), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Pacific Rim (2013).
Mike ChingBirth date: 2 October 1967, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Mike Ching was born on October 2, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for his work on Inception (2010), The Interview (2014) and The Last Samurai (2003).
Darryl QuonBirth date: 2 October 1967, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Darryl Quon is known for his work on Suicide Squad (2016), Night at the Museum (2006) and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
Alex ChiangBirth date: 2 October 1967, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Alex Chiang is known for his work on Godzilla (2014), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and I, Robot (2004).
Paul WuBirth date: 2 October 1967, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Paul parlayed a chance visit to a Jackie Chan set in Vancouver into a stunt and acting career performing on over $2 Billion (US) worth of film production. Known for his action sequences, he has worked with childhood idols Jet Li and Chow Yun-Fat as well as other notables such as Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Jude Law and Wesley Snipes. He naturally progressed into fight choreography and stunt coordinating before moving into production with a strong inclination towards working with China. Paul is at the forefront of a growing wave of filmmakers with China-based partners and has joined the production team at Brightlight Pictures as a producer as well as executive in charge of Asian Development. He still enjoys performing when opportunity permits.
Larry LamBirth date: 8 November 1969, Hong KongDescription: Larry Lam was born on November 8, 1969 in Hong Kong. He is known for his work on The Last Samurai (2003), 300 (2006) and Deadpool (2016).
Brian HoBirth date: 8 November 1969, Hong KongDescription: Brian Ho is known for his work on X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Man of Steel (2013).
Vi-Hung LuvBirth date: 8 November 1969, Hong KongDescription: Vi-Hung Luv is known for his work on Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and Stiletto Dance (2001).
Phong Doan HuyBirth date: 8 November 1969, Hong KongDescription: Phong Doan Huy is known for his work on Lost and Delirious (2001), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and The Art of War (2000).
Kyle Burnett CashulinBirth date: 8 November 1969, Hong KongDescription: Kyle Burnett Cashulin is known for his work on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
Charles EspositoBirth date: 8 November 1969, Hong KongDescription: Charles Esposito is an actor, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
Michael SchererBirth date: 6 September 1962, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDescription: Michael Scherer was born on September 6, 1962 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is known for his work on X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Death Race (2008) and Source Code (2011).
Scott TaylorBirth date: 6 September 1962, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDescription: Scott Taylor is an actor, known for 30 Days of Night (2007), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006).
Kham Tri VixaysyBirth date: 6 September 1962, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDescription: Kham Tri Vixaysy is an actor, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Omertà (2012) and C.A. (2006).
Don LewBirth date: 6 September 1962, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDescription: Don Lew is known for his work on Godzilla (2014), Star Trek Beyond (2016) and 300 (2006).
Regis AttiowBirth date: 6 September 1962, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDescription: Regis Attiow is an actor, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and Roche papier ciseaux (2013).
Tony WaiBirth date: 6 September 1962, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDescription: Tony Wai is an actor, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Yellow Fellas (2007) and deadside (2012).
Yungstun WuBirth date: 6 September 1962, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDescription: Yungstun Wu is an actor, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
Xiang GuangxuBirth date: 6 September 1962, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDescription: Xiang Guangxu is an actor, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
Cong-Quyen LamBirth date: 6 September 1962, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyDescription: Cong-Quyen Lam is an actor, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
Directors of "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"
Rob CohenBirth date: 12 March 1949, Cornwall, New York, USADescription: Rob Cohen is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. One of the 1970's "baby moguls", he built a thriving career as a producer, befor...
Creators of "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"
Alfred GoughBirth date: 22 August 1967, Leonardtown, Maryland, USADescription: Alfred Gough was born on August 22, 1967 in Leonardtown, Maryland, USA as Alfred Fabian Gough III. He is a writer and producer, known for Spider-Ma...
Miles MillarBirth date: 1970Description: Miles Millar was born in 1970. He is a writer and producer, known for Spider-Man 2 (2004), Shanghai Knights (2003) and Smallville (2001).