This Scorpion King sequel follows fallen king Mathayus in his new life as a hired assassin. Now working for a new king, Mathayus is contracted to protect the kingdom from a supernatural army. With an interesting new companion, Mathayus finds himself in a confusing double cross of deceit and lies.
Victor Webster (Mathayus), Ron Perlman (Horus), Bostin Christopher (Olaf), Billy Zane (Talus), Dave Bautista (Argomael), Geoffrey Giuliano (Siris), Selina Lo (Tsukai), Temuera Morrison (Ramusan), Krystal Vee (Silda).
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption starts off a bit slow but gets more entertaining once Mathayus and Olf begin their question for King Horus. Up to that point the film is mild comedy, action, and adventure which sets the plot and feel for the remainder of the film. Once things get moving the story holds a decent pace with solid action and drama.
Acting was better than expected with Webster doing a decent job. Christopher was entertaining but didn't quite feel like a reasonable fit to Mathayus. Perlman lacked authenticity and felt somewhat plastic in his presentation. Zane was enjoyable though, as usual, felt he was overacting in several scenes.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were all good though backgrounds felt less than authentic if viewed closely. Effects, both physical and CGI, were fairly well done with some good fight scenes. Dialogue was a mix of campy and dramatic but it worked. Sound and soundtrack were good.
Overall The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption is a decent entry in the franchise though it felt a bit lacking in depth compared to previous entries. Fans of the series will likely be lukewarm on this one.
With violence and mild foul language this should be fine for teens and above.
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
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