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There simply isn't a whole lot of excitement being generated in this lackluster family adventure, though it tries oh so very hard.
Meh and double meh on this movie.
The quest for the Midas Box never seems like more than a poor man's plot-engine substitute for Tolkien's One Ring.
Forgettable and flat, the film tries and fails at being an adventure that the entire family can enjoy.
As a Part One it effectively disseminates exposition with enough adventure to keep our attention on these characters coming into their own.
Michael Sheen, Lena Heady and Sam Neill are among the big names expecting a franchise, but they'll be lucky to get a mid-morning TV slot, let alone a sequel.
The visually stylish film feels like a combination of elements from other fantasy adventures, yet turns out more muddled and convoluted than suspenseful.
Solid Victorian adventure is too dark for younger kids.
Unsophisticated and cartoonish, but well-cast and kid-friendly in an old-fashioned way.
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box could somewhat aptly be described as National Treasure in Victorian England. That is to say, it has that distinct feeling of being a tenth-generation ripoff of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
"This is horrible!" Sacha the seamstress says. "I have to get out of here!" She stole the thoughts right out of my brain as I watched Jonathan Newman's dismally directed, inert action movie The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box.
This elaborately constructed, visually appealing, well-cast adventure film should have worked, but is sunk by a singularly unmusical script and perfunctory handling.
'The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box' (2014) fails to absorb enough tension to work on a dramatic level, with lazy writing and cheap visuals. Aneurin Barnard (in role of Mariah Mundi) is probably the only actor who turns in an affirmative performance out of the group of well-known actors like Michael Sheen, Sam Neill, Lena Headey, and Ioan Gruffudd who all just seem to be there. This is not the greatest kids' flick by far, but I think kids are the audience this is most suitable for and may find it the most enjoyable.
The quest for the midas box, Well it just leaves you making your owb quest in order to make this dull movie watchable , Fantastic British cast, Sam Neill looks HOT but this film, sadly is not!
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