The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (12A)

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This reawakens but doesn't reinvigorate a franchise that was already curling at the edges seven years ago, with The Mummy Returns.

Brendan Fraser is back as American adventurer Rick O'Connell, though his English wife Rachel Weisz has scarpered and Maria Bello been drafted in as substitute. Their son (Luke Ford) has joined the family business and is now digging up the tomb of a brutal Chinese emperor (Jet Li), whose terracotta army will be raised from the dead on the say-so of a witch who hides the secret of immortality.

The sub-Raiders stunts and digitised shape-shifting are familiar terri-tory.

Watch the trailer for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor