Where to Start
Ron | Jersey | 12/24/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Granted The Scorpion King wasn't going to win any awards, but it was a solid action movie with a decent story and acting. Scorpion King 2 is horrible. Really bad story that is beyond believable. The acting is atrocious. Everybody was using different accents, and none of them were remotely middle eastern. The language itself was full of modern slang. Special notice goes to Randy Couture who gets top billing for the worst acting performance ever. It was so incredibly stiff, I got uncomfortable watching him. The special effects are B or C level, very obvious. The action is PG-13 and very average. I really have nothing good to say about this film."
Beware the weakened Franchise sequel of doom
A.M.Boughey | Rochester, MN | 12/17/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say honestly, that this is the biggest pile of crap I have watched in a long time. There, I said it, sorry to be so blunt, but I can't be nice about this.
The connection to the story of the "Scorpion King" is about as tenuous as the directors grip on this movie.
I don't mind sword and sorcery hokum, even the low budget variety, but I ended up feeling sorry for the actors in this one.
We have all the standard makings of a franchise follow up.
Hero - check
Babe - check
Geek - check
Bad guy - check
Add the stock additional characters to add supposed depth, but there chiefly to die in some grisly fashion, some tricky situations, monsters, and a good dose of "dark magic" and you've about got it all.
Oh, I almost forgot, the hero's father was killed by the Bad Guy, so was his brother, and probably his hamster, so revenge is foremost in his mind, most of the time.
This is dire, the acting is awful, the special effects are very cheap and choppy, even the blue screen stuff looks bad.
On a separate note, the Sword of Damocles (needed to kill the bad guy) the last time I checked wasn't left spinning in the Underworld, but hung from a single horse hair. Oh, and the minotaur lived in a Labyrinth, not a dungeon. Oh, and the underworld was ruled by Hades, not some seductive dark witch................
I could go on, and on
Like a mug I purchased the Blu Ray hoping for great things, and got stung (at least I picked it up cheap). Save your money folks, if you must see it, rent it."
Who ever rates this less has no taste
James Moriarty | cali | 08/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"beautiful woman , excellent fight scenes, whoever doesnt rate this a 4 or 5 star has no taste, and must be a yuppie!!!!!!!!!!"