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Rating: 6 stars

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Seen on: 03/24/2019

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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)

Directed by Jonathan Newman

Adventure | Fantasy | Science Fiction

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artefact that grants limitless wealth—but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box.

Rated PG | Length 99 minutes

Actors

Richard Elfyn | Michael Sheen | Sam Neill | Lena Headey | Keeley Hawes | Ioan Gruffudd | Aneurin Barnard | Will Payne | Jared Morgan | Rory Mullen | Sule Rimi | Tristan Gemmill | Ian Reddington | Xavier Atkins | Daniel Wilde | Oliver Stark | Mella Carron | Dan Mersh | Glyn Grimstead | Antony Gabriel | Walles Hamonde | Brian Nickels | Arthur Byrne | Ryan Davies | Tim Ajro | Ross O'Hennessy | Elaine Caulfield | Rob Witcomb | Vincenzo Pellegrino | Simon Blood DeVay | Marc Geoffrey | Cameron Robertson

Viewing Notes

Like an olde timey pulpy action fantasy flick but without the charm or wonder. Instead this is a grudge-y YA fable that really drags in the first two acts. I give it a a full star bump for being somewhat thrilling in the third act and actually getting me to pay attention. It’s the kind of movie I should love but I don’t.

I clicked this movie on because I was previewing the titles on the homepage of Amazon Prime and was curious about it bc of the cast (Sam Neill and Lena Headey are excellent villains). Fired it up to have something in the background (rather easy to follow along this simple plot of these orphan boys and the search for the Midas Box). Realizing I was halfway into it I just said fuck it and decided to finish it (wasn’t on my schedule to watch this but oh well). It’s one of those films you never hear about getting made with a decent cast then suddenly appears on a streaming channel.

Can’t really recommend except for fans of Neill, Headey or Michael Sheen, who are all fun to watch here but take a back seat to the dull lead, Aneurin Barnard as the main character.

So that’s a soft 6/10.

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