The sequels have gone down in budget, but this time there are many recognizable actors. They are good, but story is missing heart. This should have technically been Scorpion King 2 and it would have been a decent follow up if the prequel wasn't so bad. It doesn't really get into why Mathyus looses his kingdom or his wife. That should have been explained better and right up front. However, this film captures what the last film didn't, the action pacing. The editing of the action scenes was so bad though... so hard to see anything.
What I can't stand are the girl on girl fight scenes they keep using in these movies. If these are truly warriors it shouldn't be a girl fight. They did this in the last movie as well and I guess they are just paying homage to the girl on girl fight in the Mummy 2. It worked then because it was a display sport for the Pharaoh, but seeing it in every movie as a "real fight" feels like a fetish.
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