The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption (2012)
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Critic Reviews for The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption
One of the heroes accidentally pees on a ninja. If that's not a glowing endorsement I don't know what is.
Original star The Rock is long gone, of course, and so too is the rollicking tongue-in-cheek silliness of the Mummy movies: the humour here is as lumbering as the war elephants that feature in the equally heavy-footed battle scenes.
A complete waste of time and talent, The Scorpion King 3 is a cheap, poorly made cash-grab with little action, little story and nothing interesting to offer.
Audience Reviews for The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption
Though slightly better than the atrocious prequel, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption is still low-budget schlock. After having lost his queen and his kingdom, Mathayus returns to his life as a mercenary and embarks upon a mission to stop a rogue warlord from raiding a fortress that protects the Book of the Dead. Victor Webster, Ron Perlman, and Billy Zane lead the cast, but none of them really tries to give a performance. And the fight choreography looks incredibly staged; carrying no danger or suspense. A pointless sequel, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption undermines the series.
I don't get Ron Perlman I really don't, the guy is a pretty big Hollywood star yet he still takes jobs like this! I know he does act in allot of cheap sci-fi/fantasy and some of it can be good cult stuff but surely he could see how bad this was gonna be. So this is now the sequel to the first film as we follow an older 'Mathayus' as events lead up towards what would happen before 'The Mummy 2'. Usual appearance for the film of course but its notably cheaper looking with lots of really bad background extras hehe if you watch the battles (of which there are many) most of them haven't a clue what they are doing. The plot is all jumbled up and dull, its all about over throwing this king or that king and getting another for assistance or whatever...I dunno really, I wasn't sure who is wanting what but all you need to know is everything looks cheap, even the fights don't look convincing. I just find it hard to believe they even got the well spoken Billy Zane and Temuera Morrison in this! Morrison does actually look the part with his shaven head and Zane as always injects some humour into the proceedings which is probably the best thing in the film, the Scorpion King is played by some guy I have never heard of. Its all terrible, pretty wooden, obvious shell sets, a big fat oaf sidekick character because its funny when he burps apparently and some dubious 'Mortal Kombat' style magical characters at the end, I was not amused.
Not so great! It was kinda entertaining at times but the story is just a joke. You think Ron Perlman would make the movie better but he hardly takes part on it and when he does he obviously doesn't bring it. Watch at own risk. Since his rise to power, Mathayus' kingdom has fallen. Now an assassin for hire, he must defend a kingdom from an evil tyrant and his ghost warriors for the chance to regain the power and glory he once knew.
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