3 1/2 Stars
Toward the start of The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power — fourth and arguably best in the series that began with The Scorpion King in 2002 — Mathayus (Victor Webster) and his sidekick Drazen (Will Kemp) are orchestrating a plan to enter an unlucky king’s palace and steal a valuable artifact. The journey into the inner workings of the kingdom is difficult and laced with peril. Beefy guards stand watch and booby traps stand in the thieves’ way to their prize. The sequence is a mashing of the openings of both Desperado and Raiders of the Lost Ark.