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Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes (2010)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family | Video 11 May 2010
Three students have to find a way to free their teacher's soul from an enchanted amulet.

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William Thurgood
Dalton Mugridge ...
Christopher Fazio ...
Ciara O'Hanlon ...
Mikayla Ottonello ...
Jordon Goulet ...
Kurt Nemees
Paul Germs ...
Victor Mould
Jennifer Pearson ...
Bob Mugridge ...
William Owens
Jenny Elliott ...
Wendy Fazio ...
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Carol Beattie ...
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Jamie Routley ...
Carnie
Shannon Burrows ...
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Three students have to find a way to free their teacher's soul from an enchanted amulet.

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Sequel to The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens. See more »

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Danny Finch: So Mould actually used to be one of your teachers?
Mandy Finch: He wanted to get closer to the children of the town while he waited for the Prophecy of Eleven to be fulfilled.
Devon Turner: That a child would be born on November 11th at eleven o'clock in the morning.
Mandy Finch: And only on this child's eleventh birthday was he able to defeat Nemesius.
Danny Finch: And that's the dragon you guys fought?
Mandy Finch: Correct!
Danny Finch: So he's waiting all that time for one more chance to try to get the treasure?
Billy Owens: That's right.
Danny Finch: And Kurt?
Devon Turner: He's the school bully.
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8 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes B-movie studios want to capitalize on a successful film franchises, and do so by making similar, low budget versions of these films. The DVD release of Snakes On A Plane was accompanied by Snakes On A Train. Every time a Transformers movie comes out, it is joined by a direct-to-video film called Transmorphers. Billy Owens is the B-movie comparison to Harry Potter and as far as the films go, they don't match up very well. In the first Billy Owens film, the budget was very low, the special effects bordered on laughable, and the acting was terrible, but the story was actually really good. As I watched the second film, little has changed. The story was still terrific and would make for a tremendous book series, but the film, just doesn't cut it. In The Secret of The Runes, we see less of the ridiculously bad special effects, but the acting doesn't get much better. The lead, Dalton Mugridge, is really the only actor who shows a marked improvement and does a much better job in the second film than he did in the first. As for the other kids, they are just terrible, and don't get me started on their master wizard, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. If this wasn't just a simple companion playing off Harry Potter to get viewers, if someone had actually put some money into these stories, these films would have been really good! The writing is terrific and it's the only reason I had any interest in these films at all. When you take the story, add a bunch of newcomers, and combine them with a former pro-wrestler, and special effects that look like they were made on a Windows '95 PC, the result is a film with a great story that is virtually unwatchable. Maybe if this film were made in the early 80s, when people were used to awful effects and bad acting, it would have been successful, but in the computer age, Billy Owens is sadly obsolete.


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