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15 August 2008 @ 08:32 pm
Dismayed, Disbelieving, Disgusted...  
I saw The Mummy, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

First of all, no one is a bigger fan of Brendan Frasier than I am.  No one.  I love him.  I adore him.  if i weren't happily married with two kids, I'd offer myself up to him on a silver platter, really. 

But the Mummy 3?

Um...  not his best work.

First of all, the new Evie?  No chemistry with Rick.  The lines were there, the blocking, but it was still FLAT.  I need Evie to be quirkily charming.  Maria Bello tried, and at times she was sort of endearing, but overall; she wasn't Evie.

The man who played Alex?  His name is Luke Ford, and he may have replaced Brendan in my heart.  This kid is HOT.  Smoking hot.  And all kinds of adorable.  I have a weakness for redheads.  When he smiles?  Guhuhuh.  And I didn't even mind that the kid in the Mummy two had a British accent and this grown up Alex had a New York accent.  (And not really a good one.)  But overall?  Really, really cute.  I didn't care, as long as he was onscreen.  I could tune out because of all the pretty.

The plot?  Um...  okay.  Some of the plot devices?  Come ON.  Armies of the undead?  Again?

John Hannah, who I usually love, had to deliver some of the cheesiest lines of the movie.  I was embarrassed for him.

Jet Li?  How much money did they give you for this, man?


We did see the movie at the Alamo Drafthouse, which has a waitstaff and beer and food that you can order throughout the movie.  I love that place.  Super fun stuff.  Having a drink while you're watching the movie?  Cool, man.  All sorts of cool.

However, in short, if I ever meet Brendan Frasier in person, right after i flail and squee and tell him how awesome he is, I'm totally asking for my $13 back.

*****

We've got dinner reservations for 9:30.  I'm about to gnaw my own hand off, I'm so hungry.
 
 
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hey you: Lincoln60sfreak on August 16th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
I ♥ John Hannah too -- Sliding Doors is one of my favorite movies, and even though I was less than impressed by Four Weddings and a Funeral as a whole, I loved him in it. But in these films...blegh.
Carrie Leigh: Extremely stubborn and suspicioucarrie_leigh on August 17th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
I loved Sliding Doors and of COURSE Four Weddings. (Except Andie MacDowell - I don't think she's very good. At ALL. In anything.) Every time I wake up late for something I re-create the first four minutes of that movie. :)
(Anonymous) on August 16th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Cyd-too lazy to log in
I KNOW WASN'T IT TERRIBLE?!?!

And the YETI?! COME ON.

Was it just me or was Brendan noticeable strung out during some scenes? You know. red eyes, flat acting...not very Him?


And the accent thing bothered me SO. MUCH. WTF.

Did you catch that line where "Evie" (psh, betchplz) was doing her book reading and they said, "OMG EVIE WAS THAT CHARACTER RLY BASED ON YOU?" And she did her sly smile and said, "I can honestly say, she was a COMPLETELY different person." And I laffed and laffed.

That was pretty much the only funny part. And it was not THAT funny. It was just like, "Oh ho that was kind of clever. Good job not totally pretending she's the same person."

...no wonder Rachel Weisz has "script issues". T_T
Carrie Leigh: The Winchesters look disgustedcarrie_leigh on August 17th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Re: Cyd-too lazy to log in
I think I actially said, "COME ON!" when the yeti came on the screen.

Was it just me or was Brendan noticeable strung out during some scenes? You know. red eyes, flat acting...not very Him?

Yeah! I thought, 'Did he miss the makeup trailer?'

Accent. Find one. Commit.

Good for Rachel. I wish the script would have been better so she'd have signed on, too.

*sigh* Brenden, Brenden, Brenden.