The Scorpion King details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Peter Facinelli, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bernard Hill, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Hu, Steven Brand, Ralf Moeller, Grant Heslov, Roger Rees|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK VIDEO RENTAL|
|Collections:||100 Big Adventures, 100 Swords and Sandals Films|
The Scorpion King
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Oct 2002|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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superbBy williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 03 May 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]this film is superb. Mathayus, an Akkadian mercenary, is assigned to kill Memnon's sorcerer, who gives him tyrannical powers. He sneaks into Memnon's camp and finds his way to the sorcerer's tent. However, his plans change when he discovers that Memnon's sorcerer is actually a beautiful sorceress called Cassandra.
He shoots one of the guards, and is about to kidnap her, when he is discovered, and his brother is killed right in front of him. Just as he is about to be killed, Cassandra protests, saying it would not be wise, because the gods favour him, and to kill him would bring misfortune.
Now free again, Mathayus decides to avenge his brother and kill Memnon.
He gets into Gomorrah, with the help of a thief, who earlier on saved him from a gruesome death by fire ants.
With the help of the thief and a little boy, Mathayus sneaks into Memnon's castle. He gets into Cassandra's tent and kidnaps her.
He discovers he can use her as bait to catch Memnon.
During one of Memnon's attempts to kill Mathayus, he is shot by an arrow with scorpion venom, thus the term Scorpion King. Mathayus faints from the pain, but his life is saved by Cassandra, who believes he can save the people and free them from Memnon's tyranny.
As their journey continues, they meet up with Balthazar the leader of Memnon's enemies and the two join forces.
During a celebration at Balthazer and his people's camp, Cassandra has a vision of Memnon destroying the people and killing Mathayus.
After a romantic night with Mathayus, Cassandra returns to Memnon.
Mathayus and Balthazer go after her, and a huge battle between Memnon and his armies, and Mathayus and Balthazar and his people takes place.
At one point in the battle, Mathayus gets shot by another arrow but miraculously recovers, and uses the same arrow to try to kill Memnon.
i am not going to tell you if he succeeds or not, because that would spoil your enjoyment of watching the film.
well worth renting out.
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Great fun to watchBy TechnoHippy (108 reviews) , 25 Jun 2013This is a fun film. The Rock makes a good action hero, he looks the part, moves well and can carry some humour as well. The Scorpion King is a good example of this. The story is predictable, but that doesn't matter. It flows well and it doesn't take itself too seriously so it's a joy to watch. The supporting cast are good as well, you have the beautiful damsel (who is far from defenceless), the cheeky thief and the obligatory tragedy. As I say it's far from original, but just make yourself comfortable, chew the popcorn and enjoy the ride.
It's not the mummyBy gianino (648 reviews) from London , 08 Oct 2011so bit boring & predictable. Not as good & fun as The Mummy. Also some of the acting was pretty bad. However, not as bad as I thought.
A Let DownBy a customer , 07 Jul 2011Very very very awful, I was expecting some link with 'The Mummy franchise but it just did not link up. It was a terrible movie, avoid if you can. Having said that some of the effects were not too bad.
not great actorsBy a customer , 22 Jun 2011The action scenes weren't that well choreographed. cinematography was good, nice light and shadow effect, candles and darkness, atmospheric. Didn't like either star for sex appeal, though. Corney, but good light viewing. Took itself too seriously. I agree, as a mummy fan..no comparison. But these aren't great actors.
the scorpion kingBy curtis87 (20 reviews) from bishops stortford , 13 Mar 2011the rock was paid $5.5million for this movie and i cant belive that he was because in this movie he is crap the scorpion king in the mummy reterns was the villan and now in this hes the super hero a rubbish prequel and most prequels are crap anyway