I guess there is no time better than now as we are all stuck inside our homes to watch cheesy bad films. Scorpion King: Book of Souls is heavy on the cheese and light on the quality, so it definitely would qualify as perfect viewing for the circumstances.
Despite the fact that I paid attention I could barely grasp the story. Which is an indication of the looseness of the script. Meaning that the story seemed to be secondary or even tertiary when it came to the making of the film. Director Don Micahel Paul really focused on the action sequences. With tons “uhhhs” and slo mo shots, even that wasn’t enough to win this viewer over.
Scorpion King, when it first came out, was a fun film series. It featured a younger Dwayne Johnson in the title role and he always brings plenty of guffahs along with the muscle. Now it has gone totally serious (though I did laugh out loud at certain parts which were quite atrocious) and lost that twinkle in its eye. Too bad!
Oh, yeah, the story is about an evil guy (played by Peter Mensah) finding a cursed sword which makes him powerful. He has some kind of thirst for revenge against the Scorpion King guy (played by Zach McGowan) so wants his minions to bring him to him in order for him to kill his nemesis. Now, you know this is never going to work. Scorpion King manages to team up with a female warrior and a mysterious but (of course) beautiful woman along with some kind of boulder creature to go up against the bad guy and his hench people.