Scorpion King!

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by nalani, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. nalani

    nalani Well-Known Member

    Me and my nephew went to see "The Scorpion King" the other night ... it was alright ... lots of Hawai'i people (Kelly Hu, the Hertz Rent-a-Car guy that plays the Rock's brother - I never did know his name) ... it just irritates me that he was portrayed as such a jerk on "the Mummy II" yet he's this ultimate hero on "The Scorpion King" ... what did I miss?

    Anyone else see it? I thought it was remeniscent (sp?) of "Conan the Barbairian" ... lots of action, some funny stuff, love interest ...

    btw - he only does his famous eyebrow-lifting thing once that I saw ... :D
  2. ris

    ris New Member

    i fear that i may miss this film what with being so busy at the moment.

    damn damn damn damn ;)

    my missus' sister will go and see it eleventy billion times though, she just lurrrves the rock
  3. samcurry

    samcurry Screwing with the code... Staff Member

    it was the #1 movie here in the states this weekend!!!32.6 million dollars w00t :headbang: beat out MATRIX in the same weekend opening.
  4. nalani

    nalani Well-Known Member

    I really need to go and watch it again cause my nephew has this habit of repeating every funny line that's said as soon as it's said ... talk about irritating ... ku'u can barely stand to watch a movie with him .. normally I can tune him out but ... there was something about the other night .. maybe it was the fact that I paid $7.50 to watch the damn thing ... :D
  5. wrathchild_67

    wrathchild_67 New Member

    Exactly, except it wasn't quite as good as Conan. There were too many movie cliches in the end.
  6. nalani

    nalani Well-Known Member

    I agree ... I'm sure I'll buy the DVD when it comes out though .. because when all is said and done, he is the Rock ;)
  7. ris

    ris New Member

    your nephew appears to be a porta-echo :), i guess it makes a change from the people who go to the film who have seen it 40 billion times before and pend the whole time going... 'this bit is great....'
  8. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    Try spiking his popcorn with alum...;)
  9. nalani

    nalani Well-Known Member

    oh no .. he does that too ... that drives me even more batty! :D
  10. kuulani

    kuulani New Member

    Yup, I can't watch anything with nalani's neph ... ruins the whole movie.

    But I did see THE SCORPION KING, the matinee showing for $4.50. Two thumbs-up. You could see that THE ROCK was in his element ... it was like watching a feature-length wrestling match :D

    I was impressed with all the Polynesian actors that they cast. :D
  11. kuulani

    kuulani New Member

    It's probably just 'cause by the time of Mummy II, he let his power get to his head.
  12. unclehobart

    unclehobart New Member

    How did they explain the resence of pacific islanders in north africa? ...or the presence of steel a few 1000 years too early?
  13. kuulani

    kuulani New Member

    My theory about the Polynesian people being cast is that most of the world doesn't really know what Polynesian people look like ... and they had to cast people who somehow looked like THE ROCK (half-African, half-Samoan).

    It's just like the movie Rapa Nui, about Easter Island starring Jason Scott Lee. Did they cast Polynesian people in that movie? I saw only a few. The rest were latino.

  14. nalani

    nalani Well-Known Member

    My theory ... we're great looking people

  15. nalani

    nalani Well-Known Member

    by the way, he's your nephew too :p

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