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Go on a fantastic journey with the DVD release of the family fantasy film, ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box.’ Rlj/Image Entertainment will release the film on home entertainment on February 11. The movie stars Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd and Aneurin Barnard. ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box’ was written by Christian Taylor and Matthew Huffman, and is based on the novel, ‘Mariah Mundi,’ by G.P. Taylor. The film was directed by Jonathan Newman. Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic…In ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box,’ seventeen-year-old [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
The first film adapted from British author G.P. Taylor’s young-adult trilogy, “The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box” bears pretty much the same resemblance to the Harry Potter movies as Taylor’s books do to J.K. Rowling’s: a serviceable imitation that doesn’t approach the gold standard, but should pass the time tolerably for some of the same viewers until something more inspired comes along. This juvenile fantasy adventure set in the Victorian era, about the hunt for a magical thingamajig whose possessor “can own the world,” is competently mounted and cast, but doesn’t cast as much of a spell as intended. Nonetheless, home-format exposure could drum up enough wider interest (the books won’t presell the pic outside the U.K.) to justify a second installment already teased here in the fadeout.
- Dennis Harvey
In anticipation of its theatrical release this Friday we have been given an exclusive clip from the family adventure and fantasy film The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box. The movie is based on the novel Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box by G.P. Taylor. It has been adapted for the screen by Christian Taylor (Six Feet Under and Lost) and Matthew Huffman (The Hunters). It was directed by Jonathan Newman. Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic... In The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box, 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...
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3 items from 2014
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