The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior
Sargon turns into a giant near-invisible scorpion and continues his attack. Mathayus impales the Scorpion King Sargon with the Sword of Damocles. Layla manages to put out the fires while Fung fights and eliminates several of Sargon's soldiers. Astarte tells Mathayus that she will show him no mercy, but Mathayus tells her that she will have him one day. Mathayus awakens in a bed after being nursed by Layla, who then tells him that he has won the right to be king, but he decides for now to head off on a life of adventure, knowing one day he shall be the Scorpion King.
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior
See how the legend of The Scorpion King began! When a young Mathayus witnesses his father's death at the hands of the king (UFC Champion Randy Couture), his quest for vengeance transforms him into the most feared warrior of the ancient world. From the director of Resident Evil: Extinction and Highlander comes a heroic adventure filled with heart-stopping action and thrilling visual effects! 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
The story begins when the warrior Ashur explaining to his son Mathayus that the world is not fun and games and to stay away from the arena. Mathayus ignores this and engages in a giant fight with Sargon, instructing the children to do battle, in order to receive the training of a Black Scorpion. The battle ensues and Mathayus' female friend, Layla is found out in the midst by Sargon, being forbidden to join the games, she is forced away by Sargon, before Mathayus hits him with a staff and gets caught by the guards, trying to escape. His father Ashur protects him and a duel between him and Sargon ensues, in which the King Hammurabi, states Ashur's son to be given the training, Sargon's eyes turn black and he states that he will pay. In the night, a large dark mist travels through the city, before entering the house of Mathayus and a swarm of scorpions rip apart Ashur's flesh and kills him. Mathayus vows to become the best of the Black Scorpion soldiers to get revenge.
Sargon turns into a giant (and oftentimes nearly or completely invisible) scorpion, which Mathayus impales with the sword. Fung and Layla put out the fires in the city and are praised. Astarte then appears before Mathayus telling him that she will show him no mercy and Mathayus tells her that she will have him one day, Astarte then leaves with the sword and Mathayus then awakens in a bed after being nursed by Layla. After seeing that Ari is inside as well Mathayus nearly strangles him, but lets him go. Layla then tells Mathayus that he should be king, but Mathayus decides to live a life of adventure, traveling through the desert on his camel, knowing one day he shall be destined to be known as the Scorpion King.
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior is a direct-to-video prequel to The Scorpion King, a spin-off to The Mummy Returns. It's about how the lowly protagonist Mathayus became a legendary warrior who would later become The Rock and then turn into a poorly CGI-ed half-Rock half-scorpion to fight Brendan Fraser. It's clearly not the greatest film ever made but it's definitely something you would probably watch while hungover and unable to locate the remote. We watched this movie for the first time and came away with 46 thoughts and maybe a few questions. 041b061a72