The Scorpion King Reviews
Great title, slightly dull execution, we all knew what to expect here, Johnson running around half naked killing endless enemies with no apparent fighting skills. I will be completely truthful here and say this film isn't too bad, if you squint at it its almost pretty good, the fights are solid along with the stunts, cast does the job for the type of film this is and more importantly it actually looks good without any silly cgi to spoil the broth.
If you took out the historical setting you could quite easily say this was a sequel/prequel to the 'Conan' franchise really, its your basic swords n sorcery fantasy just without any monsters, its better than the recent official Conan effort. So yeah...this is not too bad, Kelly Hu looks lovely and Johnson is clearly learning the ropes showing promise.
Its good enough in the action front and special effects!
Theres nothing to special about this movie but its fun enough!
Let's start with the bad, so we can move on to the good. This movie doesn't have too much of a plot. Basically it's a ripped guy killing stuff and leading a war against an evil guy. Same old, same old uncreative plot. However, Kelly Hu (My celebrity crush) has a very interesting character that keeps the plot from looking to much like "Conan the Barbarian)There are also a few really, laughably bad sound affects.
Now that we have that done, let's go with the good. Dwayne Johnson is one of the few wrestler's who can actually act. Well, one of the few who can actually act in MOVIES that is. He manages to play a normally non inteteresting character named Matthias and turn him into an interesting one. His performance was actually surprisingly good. Kelly Hu's was pretty amazing too. She made an already interesting character even more interesting (And incredibly attractive too. Just saying)In fact, pretty much all the actors did a good job!
Now let's talk about what has Rock fans going crazy. The action scenes. These were on par with LOTR, and has some of the best action you will ever see (If you can ignore the total cheeseieness of the final battle scene) Especially the desert battle.
Over all, this was a fun movie. Not spectacular, but very, very VERY fun. If your looking for a movie to watch as a film festival, not a smart choice. But if you're just haning out with friends for the night, looking for something fun, you have yourself a can't miss situation.
I disagree at this point. The Rock was really great in his Role.
I was very surprised how great this Movie was. A piece of Cake.
In the Mummy Returns, the Scorpion King was portrayed as a world conquerer. In this film he's a charming good guy who's about to save the "world" from a tyrant. Odd, I'd say.
The film is all about showing that The Rock has an on-screen charisma. Ok, he woun't fail his fans. The film is nothing else but a brainless action movie with cheesy one-liners and slow-motioned shots of the heroes kicking their opponents asses. Where's the violence, anyway? I guess Rock's fanbase is mostly 10-13 year old boys so they had to make it suitable for kids...
It looks good, sounds good but isn't any good. Watch Conan instead.