THE SCORPION KING: BOOK OF SOULS (Released to Theaters USA 2018)

Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

The Scorpion King: Book of Souls has a title that encourages the purchase of a ticket, but turns into an average, bland watch. It seems like a run-of-the-mill movie that neither offers inspiration nor the expected on-the-edge-of-the seat-action. It may be difficult to restart and re-energize the Scorpion King movies after this one. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


Egyptian sorcery, magic, breaking curses, and tombs of the dead wrap around this story to form its central theme. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Don Michael Paul for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Mike Elliott for making the film possible. Cast includes Zach McGowan, Pearl Thusi, Nathan Jones, Katy Louise Saunders, Mayling Ng, Howard Charles, Inge Beckmann, Tuks Tad Lungu, and Peter Mensah with narration by Peter Jessop. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. It is what it is. Not a lot of entertainment power here…interesting, but cliched…a bit weak. The addition of the golem seems unintentionally comical rather than achieving its true aim—defending the princess. It misses the WOW! factor that it should have generated. 

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Ben Meyers

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