2 stars (PG-13) The Rock
Direct-to-DVD prequel to the spin-off movie based on a character from the second movie in “The Mummy” series. Whew. Former Scorpion King Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has dropped “The Rock” from his name, is nowhere to be seen in this action-adventure, but UFC champion Randy Couture is. He plays a wicked bad-ass king who uses black magic to keep the people under his grip. The story follows a kid who vows revenge when the King kills his father. Guess who he will eventually become? There's nothing special about the movie and some of the acting is laughable (some of the accents too), but the special effects are better than you'd expect. 109 minutes. DVD INFO: Includes deleted scenes, a gag reel and featurettes.