The film follows a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a warrior in order to spare her ailing father from war.
For all the brawn on display, the film never slows down to take in the thrill and talent of hand-to-hand combat.
From the animated to the animalistic, the perfect to the perverse, this list is one royally diverse bunch.
Ching Siu-tung’s film looks so glossy, plasticized, and unreal that all you end up thinking about is special effects.
It offers a great deal, saturated with characters, plotlines, and, above all, set pieces, but it never seems overstuffed.
It laughs at its hero, but recognizes that he is a hero nonetheless.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor makes the first two Mummy films seem like The Godfather I and II.