Underrated Masterpieces: The Scorpion King

Underrated Masterpieces: The Scorpion King

The Scorpion King (2002) is an important film of the 2000s because it helped Dwayne Johnson become a film star and that is was able to give us an idea on who or what the last Akkadian was. Even though The Scorpion King was named after the character of the same name from The Mummy Returns (2001), there was no explanation how that came to place.

Anyways, Mathayus was a caring soldier who was hired to take Memnon’s sorcerer. When it turns out, it was a sorceress named Cassandra (Kelly Hu). The Scorpion King had a great feel to Conan the Barbarian (1982) and Samurai Jack (2001-2004, 2017) and introduced the iconic rock song by Godsmack: “I Stand Alone”, which was written for the 2002 hit.

Michael Clarke Duncan, Steven Brand and Bernard Hill portrayed additional characters in a desert and city filled film about what is more poisonous, a scorpion or a tyrant like Memnon?

Just forget The Mummy Returns for the dead-eyed CGI monstrosity that didn’t even look like Dwayne Johnson or a scorpion in the end (in the beginning, it was Dwayne Johnson in live-action) and feel the sting in a tribute to the presumed identity of the last Akkadian.


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