When a mythical device from ancient times is rebuilt by a group of Confederates who feel the civil war never ended, Mickey Matson and his newfound friend, Sully, must follow a series of ... See full summary »
Heroes Mickey and his best friend, Sully, are forced to take on a mission to save our country from the evil plans of Admiral Ironsides. The Admiral and his motley crew of modern day pirates... See full summary »
Young Ivan Drago's newfound love of board games catapults him into the fantastical and competitive world of game invention, and pits him against the inventor Morodian, who has long desired ... See full summary »
Archaeologist Dr. Michael Stone looked for the lost medallion his entire life, and now his son Billy has taken up the search. Amazingly, the medallion ends up in Billy's hands and a spontaneous wish in a precarious situation takes him and his best friend Allie back 200 years to what they realize is a very different Aumakua Island. When Billy and his friends are not jumping off waterfalls, avoiding animal traps, crossing the ocean, sneaking through caves or escaping a prison, they're facing their nemesis Cobra, who wants nothing more than for them all to disappear. With no other way to get home, and the well-being of the entire island resting on his shoulders, Billy must discover the key to reclaiming the medallion and its tremendous power. One way or another, this adventure will change Billy and life on the island forever. Written by
After being unable to arrange for a release of The Lost Medallion in 2010, Bill Muir took the 2011 version of the film on the U.S./Canada film festival circuit in 2011 to try to build buzz for the film. Film Festival screenings included the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (March 5, 6 and 13 listing a 90 minute runtime in San Luis Obispo, California), the Orlando Film Festival (September 29 in Orlando, Florida), and the Heartland Film Festival (October 16, in Indianapolis, Indiana). See more »
(at around 1h 8 mins) Allie scares off the warriors with firecrackers, but it's unclear how she had them or how she lit them, since it's doubtful she had either matches or a lighter or firecrackers on her when she fell back through time with Billy. See more »
Are you saying my heart is not kind? Oh. Why would you say a thing like that?
Bring me a new advisor
See more »
"The Lost Medallion" is an Indiana Jones-type adventure film for the pre-teen set. It's a tale of a young archaeologist's son who finds a magic medallion that takes him and an orphan girl on a fantastical journey into the past. Or maybe the more apt reference would be to the "Narnia" films, since this one too features a none-too-subtle Christian subtext buried beneath the action-movie surface.
The movie is probably acceptable for its target audience (though I don't want to sell them short), since the violence is kept to a reasonable minimum (though it isn't nonexistent) and the story is filled with the requisite edifying moral messages one expects from works aimed at children. But adults will have a hard time overlooking the corny dialogue, cheesy line-readings, paper-tiger villains, goofball second bananas and lowbrow humor that permeate the film.
Some impressive visuals, though.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?