In the last episode of their ‘Season of Sand’, James and Imo are set to lose their souls to the final entry in the ‘Mummy’ franchise: ‘Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’ (2008).
With Fav too afraid to see this cursed, forced finale, the two critics decide to bury this film on their own. For one of them it’s an experience they were thankful to forget, and for the other it’s an unpleasant discovery. They discuss the franchise’s late pivot to China; the movie’s fun (if ironic) meta-moments; the problem with Brendan Fraser’s clone-son, and how even Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh can’t save this sorry end.
Listen in as they critically entomb a real living-dead monster movie mess.
Thank god they never made any more, eh….
This is the final 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.
Listen to Episode 3 on ‘The Scorpion King’ (2002) here.
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