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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)

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Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic...

Director:

Jonathan Newman

Writers:

Christian Taylor (screenplay), Matthew Huffman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aneurin Barnard ... Mariah Mundi
Michael Sheen ... Charity
Lena Headey ... Monica
Sam Neill ... Otto Luger
Ioan Gruffudd ... Charles Mundi
Keeley Hawes ... Catherine Mundi
Xavier Atkins ... Felix Mundi
Mella Carron ... Sacha
Vincenzo Pellegrino Vincenzo Pellegrino ... Grendel
Brian Nickels Brian Nickels ... Grimm (as Brian Sonny Nickels)
Oliver Stark ... Glocky Boy
Tristan Gemmill ... Isambard Black
Daniel Wilde Daniel Wilde ... Cleavy
Rory Mullen Rory Mullen ... Sacha's Father
Sule Rimi ... Chef
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Storyline

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 Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth - but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box! Written by Anonymous

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The New Name for Adventure. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for adventure action and violence, some peril and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Lena Headey and Sam Neill co-starred in the Jungle Book 1994 and Merlin 1998 See more »

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narrator: Legend tells of a powerful box that could turn anything to gold. Lost through time, only one map exists that can lead to its discovery. So powerful is its gift that he who owns the box can own the world.
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Crazy Credits

A mid-credits sequence, acting as a sequel hook, reveals the whereabouts of Mariah Mundi's parents, as well as the identity of the arch-villain Gormenberg. See more »

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Cool concept poorly executed
26 January 2017 | by LadyMalkavianSee all my reviews

There aren't all that many fantastical genre movies with a 19th century setting. Even less that are original enough not to involve Sherlock Holmes, Dracula or such. So I certainly give The Adventurer points for being a truly new addition to cinematic Gaslight Fantasy and Steampunk. So if you love the Victorian period as well, the aesthetic of this film has something to offer you.

Unfortunately as a whole it doesn't sit that well with me. It's so obviously based on a young adult novel that it's jarring to an older audience. There are family films capable of being loved by all ages, The Adventurer isn't one of these. The story isn't that strong and many characters behave cartoonishly. As the plot advanced I felt myself caring less and less.

Still I do not regret watching it. But if you do see it, manage your expectations.


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Country:

UK | Spain | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,756, 12 January 2014

Gross USA:

$6,399

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,471
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Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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