The W
Views: 101547380
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
22.12.07 1155
The 7 - Random - The dolphin's short, sweet review of The Scorpion King... Register and log in to post!
(3124 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (4 total)
ekedolphin
Scrapple
Level: 133

Posts: 1130/5387
EXP: 27185198
For next: 667542

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 186 days
Last activity: 24 days
#1 Posted on 2.10.02 1421.27
Reposted on: 2.10.09 1423.17
Ekedolphin here, bringing you my short, sweet review of The Scorpion King:

Well... I got to rent it for free so I can't complain too badly. The action sequences were above average, but both the acting and the plot were sub-par. The Rock does an O.K. job for an actor who's just starting out, I suppose. The resident hot chick is, well... pretty hot. But the jokes aren't funny, and the plot is pretty formulaic. There aren't any real twists and turns in the movie that make you go, “Whoa!” Still, I liked the action sequences, and it's kind of funny seeing The Rock no-sell an arrow in his back.

Final Analysis: Worth a rental. Might make for a good popcorn movie. But I wouldn't buy it.
Promote this thread!
Fuzzy Logic
Summer sausage
Level: 44

Posts: 305/430
EXP: 607976
For next: 3313

Since: 31.3.02
From: Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Since last post: 3277 days
Last activity: 3001 days
ICQ:  
#2 Posted on 2.10.02 1435.59
Reposted on: 2.10.09 1437.59
And here's what I thought of it when I watched it:

A nice, entertaining, mindless action movie with a few comedic bits thrown in. I found the comedic bits mildly amusing, which means someone out there will find them totally f'n hillarious, and for that one person, good for them. The acting, plot, and jokes are about average for a mindless action movie, which means it doesn't suck complete ass. It has music, and special effects too. Oh, and they do the standard "the hell with physics and science and shit, we have a really fucking cool action sequence we want to do!" thing with the flaming swords of doom (which are fucking cool). Some of the jokes are funny, the action is neato, and there are many hot chicks with nice boobies (which, when it all comes down to it, is the most important thing of all).

Also, this movie teaches a very valuable lesson, "When you're in the stronghold of the big evil dude you want to kill, and who wants you dead, if you run into his chick(s), make sure they aren't trying to grab your sword."

A good way to spend an hour and a half.
OlFuzzyBastard
Knackwurst
Level: 103

Posts: 489/3036
EXP: 11371719
For next: 99726

Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 6 days
AIM:  
#3 Posted on 2.10.02 1456.10
Reposted on: 2.10.09 1456.51
Coulda been worse - and that's really high praise coming from me.
Mattitude
Chorizo
Level: 28

Posts: 4/148
EXP: 120226
For next: 11114

Since: 7.10.02
From: the last house on the left

Since last post: 825 days
Last activity: 1 day
#4 Posted on 7.10.02 2256.49
Reposted on: 7.10.09 2259.10
I liked it just fine.

The action scenes were just dandy. I'm a fan of mindless action flicks, so I had no problem with that. The jokes could have been better, and the wacky sidekick could have been done without. I mean, the camel was enough comic relief as it was.

And it's also worth noting that The Rock made the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest paycheck ($5.5 million) for an actor's first starring role.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: EWR 1.4 Journal: Austin Lee, WWE, December 2002
Next thread: Hey Star Wars geeks (Big Episode III spoiler)
Previous thread: SNL Reminder
(3124 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: "The Scorpion King" - Your Take - More...
The 7 - Random - The dolphin's short, sweet review of The Scorpion King...Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.216 seconds.