The Scorpion King

The Scorpion King
The Scorpion King
  • PG-13
  • 1h 31m
  • 2002
Rotten41%
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Adventure rules! As the spectacular Mummy series explodes into a new realm of breathtaking, non-stop action in The Scorpion King! Unleashing WWE superstar The Rock as the most feared warrior of the ancient world, The Scorpion King plunges you into a sweeping tale filled with stunning fight sequences, awe-inspiring battles and pulse-pounding thrills. It's the ultimate special effects-powered epic and the must-see-and-see again adventure of the year!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten41%
Critics Consensus: Action adventure doesn't get much cheesier than The Scorpion King.
Reviews
BBC.com
Almar Haflidason
Fresh

June 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington
Rotten

Another grandiose, hyperactive crock, full of lame jokes and gorgeous, stupefying images.

June 17, 2017
Hollywood Reporter
Michael Rechtshaffen
Rotten

All the necessary exposition prevents the picture from rising above your generic sand 'n' sandal a...

June 17, 2017
Village Voice
Ed Park
Rotten

Russell lacks the visual panache, the comic touch, and perhaps the budget of Sommers's title-bout...

June 17, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

Wimps out by going for that PG-13 rating, so the more graphic violence is mostly off-screen and th...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Action movie prequel has lots of death and violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Scorpion King is a 2002 action fantasy movie in which Dwayne Johnson plays a warrior seeking revenge for his brother's death at the hands of a ruthless king. There's a lot of action violence and frequent death, but there isn't much blood and there's no gore. Furthermore, the cheesiness of turn-of-the-century CGI special effects lessens the terror in, say, watching a man getting killed by an attacking swarm of red ants. There are some vivid and demonic images, including attacking cobras, an impaled body, and a dead child. And there are very vivid sound effects making on- and off-screen violence more explicit with spurting and squishing sounds. There are sexual references and innuendo, and non-explicit sexual situations, including two women in a man's bed. There are no four-letter words, but there is some profanity, such as "yak piss." A woman emerges from a bath naked with her long hair strategically covering her breasts.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Fantasy
  • Release Date:April 19, 2002
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
If purchased in:4K
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