The Scorpion King
Movie Stats & Links
|The Rock, Steven Brand, Michael
Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu
|Not too young, but
they'll probably like it more than you.
Only if you're confident of your bony little body.
|Lots of violence,
but most of it implied.
|Lots of it.
|The Rock has his
getting out of the bath.
one-liners to list.
|Sean Daniel, James
Jacks, Kevin Misher, Stephen Sommers
It simply comes down to thisÖ Dad says "That was
cheesy." Ten year old son says "I liked it." Such is "The Scorpion
The Scorpion King
A Movie Review
Built upon the popularity of The Rock in
"The Mummy Returns,"
it was easy to see a movie about the Scorpion King. The race is on for
the next action hero Ė Vin Diesel or The Rock, and The Rock has a
In "The Scorpion King" we get The Rock as, basically, a hit man
name Mathayus. He and his crew are hired to kill The Sorceress, a
dudette feeding battle information to the mean and nasty King, Memnon
(Steven Brand.) Well, yea, you can guess it, Mathayus and The
Sorceress hook up, eventually fall for each other, and now itís a
challenge for Mathayus to bring his buddies, led by the ever imposing
Balthazar (Michael Clarke Duncan), to invade the kingdom of Memnon,
kick his ass, and lead the people to years of peace.
Do you really need to know anything more than this? Do you really
need to know if The Rock is a great actor? Do you really need to know
if "The Scorpion King" is really a good movie? Please. All you want to
know is if The Rock kicks some ass, and that he does.
This is one of those movies you probably know what to expect from
the get-go. Itís a little less mystical than The Mummy series, with
The Sorceress being the only mystical person, the rest being can the
good guys beat the bad guys. You can figure out the ending, but that
doesnít matter because "The Scorpion King" is just a bunch of fun if
you let it.
Iíll give "The Scorpion King" 3 Ĺ stars out of 5. Not the greatest
of films, but just entertaining if you donít take it seriously.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!