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The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle (2009)

Jupiter Jones refuses to attend the surprise party his friends throw against his expressed wished. However he loves investigating an intruder, who gets away but without the clue he came ... See full summary »

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Stephen Terrill / Victor Hugenay
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Caroline (as Annette Kemp)
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Uncle Titus
Catherine Cooke ...
Aunt Mathilda
Julia Bremermann ...
Catherine
Axel Milberg ...
Julius
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Jupiter Jones refuses to attend the surprise party his friends throw against his expressed wished. However he loves investigating an intruder, who gets away but without the clue he came looking for. It leads to another Californian ghost town and its "castle's" secret, which links to orphan Jupiter's parents. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG for action, peril and some suggestive material | See all certifications »
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The movie itself has nothing to do with the books, except for the characters. There isn't any resemblance to the storyline from the first Three Investigators book and this. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie the Rolls Royce is seen driving on the right side of the road. At the end of the movie, as the boys return from their trip, the Rolls drives on the left side, which is wrong for California, but correct for South Africa, where the movie was filmed. See more »

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Jupiter Jones: Time to apply Rule 38.
Bob Andrews: Maybe you should try printing out a little book with all this stuff in it.
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Recommended for "age 10 to 13 and haven't read the book". Adults stay away.

Reading earlier reviews I deduce that "T3I and the Secret of Terror Castle" does not meet their expectation. We easily understood that because this movie is really targeted to adolescent and below. If I was that age I would probably truly enjoy the movie but only if I haven't read the book yet. Kids would easily enjoy this movie because it's cool enough, such as the castle.

I was afraid to watch this movie for the reason that it would tarnish my good memory of Three Investigators and it prove to be true. When I was reading the book I always feel fascinated, the location, the characters it seems just magical. Watching the movie, it seems that it is a different world from the one in the book.

As I said that it would entertain many kids which just watching it now and never had reading the book before, we adults that enticed to watch it in which we demand something else than those kids will be disappointed. We adults hope to see interesting and eccentric characters and dialogs, that cool accents from Jupiter Jones, more peculiar music soundtrack, and more magical-feel but normal-looking towns would not get what we want. We won't even entertained by the case which is the one most interesting thing why we want to read the next novel.

For young men don't miss this one for it is really rare this kind of movie around: Kids Detective that investigate peculiar case without an element of Action in which nowadays detective movie would always combined.


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