Based on a story from G.P Taylor, follow along as Mariah Mundi races to find and save his brother. Their parents taken when they close in on the Midas Box, Mariah and Felix rush to find the box and save the world.
Michael Sheen (Charity), Lena Headey (Monica), Sam Neill (Luger), Ioan Gruffudd (Charles), Aneurin Barnard (Mariah), Xavier Atkins (Felix).
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box begins with some character background and plot setup before quickly jumping into the story. As things get rolling the action heats up slightly but remains light throughout this steam-punk themed film. The plot is entertaining but lacks serious depth or detail. Toward the end things get a bit more interesting and pace picks up a bit, but the finish is somewhat disappointing as nothing more than a sequel setup.
Acting was decent with Neill, Sheen, Headey and Atkins delivering well. Barnard was okay but felt somewhat detached and definitely emotionless throughout. The remainder of the supporting cast was good.
Camera work was reasonable but sets and backgrounds were very well done. The steam-punk, gothic theme was good with nice detail creating dark settings for the film. Effects were nicely done and fit the film well with only some feeling over the top. Dialogue, sound, and soundtrack were all well done.
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is a reasonably well done fantasy adventure aimed at younger viewers. Those looking for more intense action, violence, or plot depth would do well to remember this or risk being disappointed.
With some good action, peril, and violence this should be fine for preens and above, and many younger viewers as well.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: Children & Family Movies, Family Features, Family Adventures, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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