The latest Mummy
movie appears to be quite a parody of the Indiana Jones
movies. I mean seriously, the father-son moments, the non-stop action, the booby traps, the ancient artifacts, the bizarre creatures or supernatural elements, the clash of ethnic cultures, and a snug bit of comical relief every now and then...if that isn't the recipe for a typical Indiana Jones
movie...especially the recent Crystal Skull
movie, then I don't know what is.
Perhaps I should start with the synopsis of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
. Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn O'Connell (Maria Bello) are "retired" from their adventurous Mummy-related lifestyles and very much bored with it. Well, what a coincidence! They happen to have a son, Alex (Luke Ford) who has a knack for Asian archeology and digging up old things...like the Dragon Emperor (Jet Li)! So you can see where this is going. Soon enough, the family gets together and father and son have to reconcile their seperation throughout this non-stop action-packed adventure to stop an ancient force like no other.