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Sunday, July 27, 2008

A New Evil Awakens

Tonight I had the pleasure of going to the premiere of the latest in "The Mummy" franchise, “The Mummy: The Tomb of the Diamond Emperor,” starring Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li, and John Hannah.

In this installment of the franchise Rick O’Connell (Fraser) and his wife Evelyn (Bello) travel to China and battle resurrected evil emperor Han Emperor (Li) who's been awaken by O’Connell’s adventure seeking son Alex (Luke Ford).

Catacombs come alive with thousands of warriors and the battle to save the world begins.

Who wins? The O’Connells of course, but not before near death, avalanches, monsters, yeti, gunfire, and some father son confrontations and resolutions.

Oh but fear not, this certainly cannot be the last of the franchise. The final scene of “The Mummy: The Tomb of the Diamond Emperor” is like a large neon sign announcing the next location... Peru.

The film is a totally enjoyable romp with lots of action and the trademark Mummy franchise tongue-in-cheek dialogue.

I liked it better than "HellBoy II."

Oh... The after party was a total blast. Lots of Chinese food, desserts, drinks, celebrities, and 80s music.

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