• The Scorpion King (2002)

The Scorpion King

Release Date: April 19th, 2002

DVD Release Date: October 1st, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Inspired by the legendary Egyptian warrior, "The Scorpion King" is set 5000 years ago in the notorious city of Gomorrah, where an evil ruler is determined to lay waste to all the nomadic peoples of the desert. The few remaining tribes, never natural allies, have to unite or perish. Knowing their enemy relies on the visions of a sorcerer, they hire a skilled assassin, Mathayus (The Rock), to eliminate the visionary.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu, Bernard Hill, Grant Heslov, Peter Facinelli, Branscombe Richmond

Director: Chuck Russell

Genres: Action , Adventure , Fantasy

Production Co: Alphaville Films, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Brother , Rivalry , Suspenseful , Melodramatic , Revenge , Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Here is a movie that embraces its goofiness like a Get Out of Jail Free card. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Like every other action movie, it's designed for a 14-year-old boy's mentality, but it's enjoyable enough to turn most people into 14-year-old boys. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Predictably dumber than its predecessors, though that shouldn't get in the way of its profitability.

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