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"The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box"
"The Misadventurer" is more like it.
Taken from one of a trilogy of young-adult adventure novels by
The "National Treasure" movies also were consulted, at least in spirit. By comparison, "The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box" makes "National Treasure" look like a national treasure.
Some projects wear disparate influences lightly and well; others come out like this one, hackneyed and a little desperate,
which makes little virtue of its steampunk alternative-universe version of late-19th-century
The all-powerful whatzit in "The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box" is an ancient artifact that once belonged to King Midas, something like the
whammy ark at the end of the first Indy movie. Our hero,
The villain (
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
Film Critic Rating: 1.5 out of 4 Stars
MPAA rating: PG (for adventure action and violence, some peril and brief smoking)
Running time: 1:38.
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Movie Trailer
About "The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box" the Movie
Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic
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 artifact 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