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The Scorpion King (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown.

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16 April 2004 | DarthBill
Do you smell what the Scorpion King is cooking?
In a prequel/spin-off of the Mummy films. the Rock takes his Scorpion King

character from "Mummy Returns" and supplants him into his own adventure

battling a effeminate tyrant who is trying to take over all the desert lands with the help of an even more effeminate prince who betrays his father (the father being played by Bernard Hill, King Theoden of "Lord of the Rings" I think) and the

sexy, sexually repressed sorceress Kelly Hu, whom the Scorpion King

romances the clothes off of (not that she had much in the way of clothes to begin with).

From here, the Rock would go on to do "The Rundown" and the remake of

"Walking Tall". While he may not be an actor, the Rock has a surprising amount of warmth for a guy who got his start as a wrestler, and he is generally at his best when he's being funny. Also here the Rock clearly doesn't take himself

seriously, which is probably how he should play it if he wants to succeed Arnold as the big action hero of Hollywood.

The film itself is a breeze to watch. One of the best bits includes the Rock's brawl with Michael Clark Duncan.

And remember, one history's tyrant is another history's hero.

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