The Scorpion King [DVD] [2002]

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

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



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My kind of movie

    Posted
    lucky55
    • Top 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: 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

    great action movie

    Posted
    pinkfloyd1967
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Kool movie with the ROCK. would highly recommend this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad way to spend two hours

    Posted
    PrairieHawk
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I like The Rock so this was a worthy addition to my collection. But it's pretty standard stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Alex
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great movie. And excellent actors. Actiin movie...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Was a great bargain

    Posted
    EvrydayHustla420
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member
    • Top 1000 Contributor

    Honestly should of been included in The Mummy Collection's especially 4K but at least got it on Blu Ray for a good price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheesy Good Fun

    Posted
    Nic0
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This movie is awful in all of the best ways. I can't believe it's 15 years old now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    here comes the rock

    Posted
    Beagle411
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    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



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