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18 April 2024

Mummy, I'm scared


By Staff Writer

This one's for die-hard mummy fans. The third edition of the blockbuster global Mummy franchise hits Showcinema screens today, and runs all week.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor sees the action shift to Asia. Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the catacombs to the streets of post-war Shanghai and high into the Himalayas.

There's a reason the franchise has earned more than $1.2 billion (Dh4.4bn) at the box office, but this film tries too hard to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors. Nevertheless, worth watching on the small screen. It also stars Maria Bello, John Hannah and Michelle Yeoh.