Old-fashioned adventure meets high-tech CGI in the latest adventure in the Mummy series, which is sure to appeal to teens and pre-teens who enjoyed its earlier installments of escapism.
Intrepid explorer Rick O’Connell and his wife Evelyn return, accompanied by their son Alex, who is now 21 years old and a budding archaeologist.
Unfortunately, in the midst of his adventures, Alex accidentally awakens China’s Dragon Emperor, who had been asleep for the past 2,000 years as the result of a curse.
As the O’Connell family travels the world to stop the mummy and his resurrected Terracotta army’s plans for world domination, plenty of action follows.
Fathers should know that the majority of the violence is fairly tame, including fistfights, swordfights, explosions and some guns – which makes it suitable for ages 12 and up.
At the same time, some more graphic scenes of dismemberment, disfiguration and stabbing may cause a father to pause before allowing his younger kids to watch.
Some adults may find the fast-paced plot and top-notch special effects of The Mummy 3 entertaining, but some critics suggest that uninspired dialogue and lackluster performances could leave an older crowd cold.