The Scorpion King [Blu-ray] [2002]

$9.99
Build A Bundle

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers
    Frequently bought together
    Subtotal:

    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 27)

    Special Features


    • Feature commentary with director Chuck Russell

    Synopsis


    The Scorpion King
    The Rock has his first starring role in this prequel to The Mummy films, which was developed while The Mummy Returns was still in production. The film takes place in ancient times, when a mighty swordsman, Memnon (Steven Brand, making his film debut) ruled over nearly all the known world. Memnon, a brutal tyrant, defeats his enemies in battle with the help of a beautiful sorceress, Cassandra (Kelly Hu), who can predict the future. The last of the "free tribes" form a fragile alliance to fight Memnon, and hire a trio of Akkadian assassins, led by Mathayus (pro wrestler The Rock, who made his big-screen debut as this character in The Mummy Returns), to kill the sorceress and thus remove Memnon's advantage. Balthazar (Michael Clarke Duncan of The Green Mile), the powerful leader of the Nubians, objects to hiring mercenaries, but the plan goes forward. The assassins are betrayed by Takmet (Peter Facinelli), the son of one of the tribal leaders, and Mathayus finds himself unable to kill Cassandra. Thanks to the unlikely machinations of Cassandra, and the aid of a horse thief, Arpid (Grant Heslov of True Lies), Mathayus escapes to the desert. He eventually abducts Cassandra, who explains that Memnon was holding her against her will. Mathayus thwarts Memnon's efforts to re-capture Cassandra, then uses his newfound sense of justice to convince the surviving tribal leaders to join forces again to defeat Memnon. The Scorpion King was directed by Chuck Russell. Jonathan Hales (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones) was credited with the story, and WWF owner Vince McMahon has an executive producer credit. The film, which was shot in the U.S. (very unusual for a big action film), reportedly underwent extensive re-shoots when the first cut came in with a running time of 70 minutes. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Steven Brand
      Steven Brand - Memnon
    • Michael Clarke Duncan
      Michael Clarke Duncan - Balthazar
    • Kelly Hu
      Kelly Hu - Cassandra
    • Bernard Hill
      Bernard Hill - Philos
    • Grant Heslov
      Grant Heslov - Arpid



    Customer rating

    4.3
    93%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My kind of movie

      Posted
      lucky55
      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      You know i forgot how great this movie is because it's been so long since i've seen it....now i have it on blu-ray and it is awesome. i think universal makes the best blu-rays out there and the rock was born to play this role i liked everything about this movie i just wish there were alittle more in the way of extras but thats it. this is one movie i can watch over and over and not get bored with it it's that good and like the other universal movies i have it looks and sounds perfect. and no one can beat the title menu on these universal blu-rays they are the coolest so if you like movies that have alot of action adventure and great one liners and are just plan fun then you'll love this movie....like i do..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Movie is average- Dwayne Johnson has improved

      Posted
      xhonzi
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I didn't really care too much for this movie when it came out- though I really enjoyed Fraser's first two Mummy movies, from which this is a spin-off. It hasn't aged well, and though it seems that Johnson has really developed as an actor, you wouldn't have guessed it by watching this one. Bought just for the movie cash it came with.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Lots of Action

      Posted
      DarkTower

      I just finished watching this on Blu-ray and the graphics were great. I can't believe I haven't seen this before. I have no idea how it relates to the Mummy or the Mummy Returns movies but if you liked the type of action those movies offered you'll like this aswell.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The rock is good

      Posted
      mad10jen
      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      This was The Rock first film as an actor and he does a good job in it. It is very entertaining throughout and it has some comedy to it that is good. It has great special features. You will like this film the battles are cool and the stunts and special effects are really good as well

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      this is one of the best movies ever made!!!

      Posted
      scorpionking

      i am a HUGE fan of this movie and once you watch it you will be also.do NOT rent this movie...BUY IT! i have seen this movie like 10 times and it gets better every time.it's got the perfect blend of action and comedy which makes it one of the most fun-to-watch movies ever made.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Rock's first

      Posted
      ThePiratePoetofSlytherin6
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was a little hesitant at first... then I watched it and found it to be a very entertaining and action packed first effort by the Rock Dwayne Johnson. I've been a fan ever since- good film, lots of laughs, action and great sets.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Typical Sword & Sorcery

      Posted
      DavidtheSciFiGuy
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      If you forget about the MUMMY movie, this movie stands pretty well on its own. Special effects are EXCELLENT. Acting is mediocre, at best; but, you don't have to be a Clark Gable for this subject matter.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      here comes the rock

      Posted
      Beagle411
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The script, plot and acting is sometimes sluggish at best. But the action scenes, the humor, the effects compensate a bit and makes the movie enjoyable.

      I would recommend this to a friend



    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.