Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG Length: 99 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 6+. Fairly appropriate for young viewers, given that live-action films rarely are. It’s all very British and stuffy; there’s no language, rude jokes, or anything of the sort. Instead, parents go missing and die; there’s a kiss between two teenagers; children are kidnapped into slavery (but are eventually saved); and teenagers come across a skeleton, albeit a very cheesy-looking one; and there’s a battle at the end that kills both good guys and bad guys, but bloodlessly. Probably fine for children into the swashbuckling adventure thing.
Practically nothing about ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box’ feels genuine. It’s all very faux-‘Indiana Jones,’ but with no charm, humor, or danger whatsoever.
By Roxana Hadadi
All of the adult actors in “The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box” deserve better than this movie. Sam Neill, Michael Sheen, Lena Headey—why are they in this pale mimicry of an “Indiana Jones” film? They’re so much better than this, a film that is clearly an attempt at franchise money-grubbing but without the charm, humor, or danger to back it up.