The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Synopsis: Centuries ago, the evil Emperor Han was cursed by the sorceress Zi Yuan who transformed him and his army into mummies. In 1946, the explorer Rick O'Connell and his wife Evelyn O'Connell are invited by the British government to take a relic, the diamond "The Eye of Shangri-La" to China. The ancient stone is capable of resurrecting the Emperor Han and of pointing the way to Shangri-La and the eternal pool of life. When the couple reaches China, they meet their son Alex O'Connell, who has discovered the tomb of Han, and Evelyn's brother Jonathan Carnahan. The O'Connells are betrayed by their friend Prof. Roger Wilson, who is associated with General Yang. Yang wants to serve Emperor Han, so he resurrects the mummy and they head for Shangri-La. The guardian of Han's tomb (and Zi's daughter) Lin tells them that the only ways to destroy Han are to prevent him from reaching Shangri-La or by stabbing his heart with a cursed dagger.
Director(s): Rob Cohen
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

Long ago, a mythical battle

between Good and Evil...

played out in ancient China.

The country was torn

by civil war...

with many Kingdoms struggling,

for land and power.

But one King,

had the ruthless ambition...

to make himself Emperor

by the sword.

Leave me!

Prepare for war!

The other rulers hired assassins

to kill that king...

before he could conquer them all.

Stop! I am not harmed.

We attack tonight!

Kingdom to Kingdom, his armies

swept away everything in it's path.

And anyone who resisted,

met a terrible fate.

The country was his.

He was now Emperor,

of all unto heaven.

He enslaved his conquered enemies...

and forced them to build

his great wall...

and when they were dead or useless,

he had them burried beneath it.

The Emperor's mystics', taught him

mastery over the five elements.

Fire, water, earth, wood and metal.

His power seemed without limit.

He was the Master of millions',

but like the lowliest peasant...

he could not stop growing old.

I have too much to do,

for one lifetime.

He needed to defeat,

his last enemy...

Death itself.

One day news came,

of a powerful witch...

who was rumored to know,

the secret to eternal life.

He ordered General Ming,

his oldest friend...

and trusted ally, to find her.

The witch was named Zi Juan...

and she was nothing like

the General expected.

Your Majesty...

Rise up.

I do not possess the secret

of immortality, my Lord...

but I know where to find it.


No man is to touch her.

She is mine.

On the western border, stood

the Monastery of Tzu Fang...

there was housed, the greatest

library in the ancient world.

And Zi Juan was sure, the secret

to eternal life was here.

This is a key.

It was the long lost

"Oracle Bone"...

a collection of all the mystical

secrets, of the ancient world.

The Emperor's answer was here...

along with other magic,

beyond imagining.

You have served me well.

I will grant you

anything you desire.

I want to spend my

life with General Ming.

Of course.


She casted the spell in "Sanskrit"...

an ancient language, that the

Emperor did not understand.

I feel the spell working.

I am now immortal.

Come, I want to show you something.

No, why?

Become my queen and I let him live.

Do what he says! Save yourself!

You will never keep your word.

You are right.

Now, join General Ming in hell.

What did you do to me?

I cursed you and your army.

Surround the Palace!

The Emperor is in trouble!

The curse must never

be lifted...

or the Emperor will rise again,

to enslave all of man-kind.

On that dark day, there will be

nothing and no one, to save us.



You can run...

but you can't hide.


Hm'mm... one o'clock.

Ten o'clock.

One o'clock.

Ten o'clock.

One o'clo... and this is something,

a girl won't ever have to do...



Ahh... oh...

Bite on this!

Evey, I'm home!

Mrs. O'Connell is at her book-

reading, Sir, she'll be home for dinner.

Oh, right, that's great,

'cause we're having fish.

You didn't think,

I'd catch anything, did you?

- I had the utmost confidence, Sir.

- Hmm...

There's a hook in your neck, Sir.

Shall I fetch the wire cutters?

Fall back!

Fall back!

Come, come on!

Now savely on-board the airship...

with the Mummy finally vanquished,

Dash, swept Scarlett into his arms.

Oh god, Scarlett,

I thought I lost you.

For a moment Dash, you did.

Bade in rays of golden sun-light...

our heros sealed their reunion,

with a kiss of time-less passion...

their love deeper and surer,

than ever.

Mrs. O'Connell!...

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Alfred Gough

Alfred Gough III (born August 22, 1967) is an American screenwriter and producer. more…

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