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When Uncle John forbids Mandie (Lexi Johnson) from joining his dangerous quest to keep an old promise, Mandie and her newfound Mother take matters into their own hands. Joined by friends, they embark on a harrowing journey by train to protect Mandie's stubborn Uncle John. Grand adventure ensues as they race to outwit evil conspirators and dare to face the secrets of Lost Antler Cave-Mine. However, Mandie's most difficult challenge arises when she realizes that success will land her face to face with the one person she never wanted to meet. Written by
While filming in the Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega GA, there were live bats living in the mines. During filming bats would occasionally fly about spooking both the cast and crew. CGI bats were added to specific scenes, since the bats aren't very good actors and couldn't fly on cue, but frequently in the mine scenes the bats you see are in fact, real bats. See more »
A Very Enjoyable Sequel (Rich with Scenery, Adventure and Friendship)
I continue to be amazed at the breadth of quality provided by the cast and production of these Mandie movies (which are mostly based on the book series). These movies are fun for the entire family!
The scenery, costumes, mansions, train, and the wonderful use of imagery and lighting, are all high points!
The plot is full of adventure, as three different groups (John and Ned, Mandie and Polly and Joe, and the Bad Guys) all strive to complete their various goals. Ultimately this requires entering and surviving an abandoned cave mine, filled with danger and intrigue:)
It is best to view the first movie, "Mandie And The Secret Tunnel" before this sequel, although some background flashbacks are provided to orient the viewer.
The youthful actress playing Mandie (Lexi Johnson) continues to display the qualities of an experienced performer (attention to detail, nuanced expressions, superb articulation and presence).
Note: I believe that movies based on books of fiction, should be judged solely on their own merit. Producers should have license to adjust the plot if needed (to expand the maturity rating for a family audience, etc).
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