The Scorpion King Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Scorpion King the Movie

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Billed as a prequel to "The Mummy" series, this actioner is more in the "Sword 'n' Sandals" vein. The Rock is the title star, an assassin hired by a group of beleaguered tribes to defeat the evil warlord Memnon (Brand). The warlord is helped, somewhat unenthusiastically, by a sorceress (Hu) who can foresee the outcome of battles. Yes, it's cheesy, and downright silly at times, but it doesn't really strive for any more than that. The only motivation behind the whole endeavor seems to be to make The Rock a movie star, and if he sticks with action pics, he seems to be on his way. All the men do the requisite amount of killing, and discussing killing, and the women are all scantily clad. The target audience should be overjoyed.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 94 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Egypt--Ancient, Sword & Sandal
Screenplay
Stephen Sommers, William Osborne, David Hayter
Cast
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Steven Brand, Kelly Hu, Bernard Hill, Grant Heslov, Peter Facinelli, Ralph (Ralf) Moeller, Branscombe Richmond, Roger Rees, Sherri Howard, Conrad Roberts
Cinematography
John R. Leonetti
Director
Chuck Russell
Music
John Debney
Other
Robert Anderson, Michael Tronick, Greg Parsons, Doug Meerdink, John Bloomfield, Ed Verreaux
Producer
Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Stephen Sommers, Kevin Misher, WWF Entertainment, Alphaville, Universal Pictures

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