At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.
After witnessing his father's murder by the hand of the ruthless General Sargon, Mathayus travels to the Underworld to retrieve the enchanted Sword of Damocles from the dark deity, Astarte. Can he thwart the usurper's megalomaniac vision?
In ancient Gomorrah, thousands of years before the Pyramids, the remaining free nomadic tribes are forced to form an uneasy alliance to put an end to mighty King Memnon's reign of tyranny. One of the few survivors and the last of the Akkadians, the brave assassin, Mathayus, is entrusted with the impossible task of executing Memnon's fortune-telling sorceress, Cassandra, only to find himself up against a seemingly indestructible evil army. Now, with the help of his new powerful allies, including the great warrior, Balthazar, Mathayus returns to the legendary city to infiltrate Memnon's impenetrable fortress in the desert and exact his revenge. Is Mathayus destined to be the next Scorpion King?Written by
Early in the film, the scar on Balthazar's right cheek is coming loose. See more »
[the barbarian chieftain is holding up a skull]
We have killed Babylonians!
[the barbarians cheer, he holds up another]
We have killed Mesopotamians!
[the barbarians cheer]
But we have never had the pleasure of killing... an Akkadian.
May the gods have pity on you, for my brother will not.
[Mathayas storms in and kills the Barbarians]
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There are no opening credits, only with the Universal logo and the title for the film at the beginning. See more »
German version was shipped to cinemas prior to final certification with UIP Germany expecting a "Not under 12" rating. But the German ratings board slapped the film with a "Not under 16" rating so the film was edited for violence two days after release for the more commerical lower rating. See more »
An enjoyable film that got action, comedy and a love story
Dwayne Johnson plays a natural-born hero called Mathayus He starts off as an Akkadian mercenary crossing the ancient lands looking for his brother who is slain before his blazing eyes by a Nordic barbarian horde whose name is Memnon
What has kept the vicious tyrant as the absolute conqueror of the land is the fact that he has a visionary sorceress by his side who knows when he should attack his enemies Mathayus finds out that she's a sexy gorgeous woman who looks amazingly beautiful (Surely the audience is teased ceaselessly by her cleavage-revealing ). So Mathayus forgets his commission to kill her, and a kind of romance begins to flourish between the two as he tries to carry out his assignment
Kelly Hu plays Cassandra, the female sorcerer who had beauty, charisma, cleverness, and enigma In the beginning of the film, we're not quite sure where she stands But when she first sees Mathayus, she's interested in the well-mannered warrior who's strong, brave, loyal and sincere She realizes that he might me the future king who can save her from her power-mad jailer
As the ruthless conqueror, Memnon (Steven Brand) has got all of the skills needed to attain global domination He has also got the force and the will to accomplish it The combination was pretty scary
Michael Clarke Duncan plays the fearsome Balthazar, the Nubian King, the strong ally of Mathayus
Chuck Russell's "The Scorpion King" is a visual feast, and an entertaining action film It has sexy harem girls, poison arrows, quicksand, an army of red ants, black scorpions, cobras, explosions, and a lot of fun So don't miss it!
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