In this episode, Imo, James and Fav exhume the first step in Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s journey from popular wrestler to the legendary action star that he is today: the sword-and-sandals action-fest romp known as ‘The Scorpion King’ (2002).
What do they make of his debut as a leading man? And was this a successful spin-off-prequel-of-sorts to ‘The Mummy Returns’ or a fatal sting to a flagging franchise? Our critics don’t have to dig deep to work out their thoughts and feelings on this breezy, cheesy entry that spawned a number of straight-to-video sequels…
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This is the third of four episodes on the camp, cheese and cultural fabrications of the Universal’s ‘Mummy’ franchise: ‘The Mummy’ (1999), ‘The Mummy Returns’ (2001), ‘The Scorpion King’ (2002) and ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’ (2008).
Listen to Episode 1 on ‘The Mummy’ (1999) here.
Listen to Episode 2 on ‘The Mummy Returns’ (2001) here.
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