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The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior

action & adventure

See how the legend began! From the producers of The Mummy franchise and starring Randy Couture, comes a heroic adventure filled with heart-stopping action and thrilling visual effects!

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Perhaps the very first made-for-vid prequel to a spinoff from a sequel to a remake, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior suggests a CW television network version of a swords-and-sorcery saga.

- Joe Leydon, Variety, Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rotten: Lightly entertaining but forgettable B-actioner best described as JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS meets HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS.

- Mark Pollard, Kung Fu Cinema, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Just maybe worthy of a bored afternoon, provided you're either A) 14 years old, or B) a longtime fan of the "quest" movies and you want something to poke a little fun at. (Or maybe not.)

- Scott Weinberg, FEARnet, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

1 star

I was very disappointed once I saw this movie because it lacked so many things. One can clearly tell that this is a low budget movie and they clearly shouldn't have made a sequel to the Scorpion King if they didn't have the budget for it. I didn't like it a bit and I don't think that this can be compared to the previous movie at all.

- nadyajoensen, Tuesday, January 25, 2011

3 stars

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (previously known as The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian) is a 2008 direct-to-DVD prequel to the 2002 film The Scorpion King starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Mathayus, the warrior who takes on an evil army attacking his homeland. The Scorpion King 2 stars Michael Copon as a young Mathayus who trains to become one of his king's warriors. When he witnesses his father's death at the hands of an evil military commander (UFC champion Randy Couture as King Sargon), his quest for vengeance transforms him into the most feared warrior of the ancient world. Mathayus hooks up with an old friend named Layla (Karen Shenaz David), a Greek named Aristophanes (Simon Quarterman), an acrobat Fong (Tom Wu), and some other guys devoted to the boy-warrior's quest. The plan is simple: break into the underworld, defeat a Minotaur that feasts on men, and steal a magical, unbreakable sword. First, however, Mathayus must face The Queen of the Underworld, a goddess named Lady Astarte (Natalie Becker). I thought the Underworld was ruled by Hades, not some seductive dark witch but what's an action flick without eye candy eh? And I am not speaking of Michael Copon, best known for playing the Blue Power Ranger in Power Rangers who may not be as physically imposing as The Rock but he's got a solid physique and admirably carries the role of the younger character.

- xxdebxx, Tuesday, March 29, 2011

3 stars

Not as good as the first but pretty good story to be told with Randy Couture as task master..see this for the adventure...

- Fascade518, Friday, September 19, 2008