The Scorpion King (2002)
USA / English
"Warrior. Legend. King.
"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.
Hecules/Xena episode with a bigger budget
I don't understand how anyone could compare this to the original Conan
movie. Conan the Barbarian was handled with great direction, music, and an
excellent storyline. Maybe if you compare this to Conan the Destroyer, then
yes I can see the similarities.
Anyway, forget what you've seen with the Mummy Returns. Scorpion King tosses
all rationality out the window, and is essentially a drawn out Hercules/Xena
episode (with the horrible costumes included), with a lot of rock and metal
and absurd dialogue from the Great One to make it look "modern" and "cool".
Hey, this reminds me a lot of Kull the Conqueror in fact. Nothing in the
movie makes any sense, and when actors begin to show emotion and drama
(forcing them to actually act), it becomes ridiculous. Dwayne Johnson has
done better as the Rock then he does as Mathayus. Sad to say, I did expect
more with this movie. I had hoped this would resemble something of Ghengis
Khan (you know, how one man became a powerful and fearsome warlord) but all
I got was a generic movie made with zero effort and to milk the Mummy
franchise for all its worth.
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