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Two years later of their first adventure, Tad Jones and Sara Lavrof have separate lives, he as a simple construction worker studying archaeology to graduate, and she as a renowned archaeologist and explorer. After discovering the final clue of the existence of King Midas' necklace, Sara invites Tad to an exposition in Las Vegas, where he hopes that she accepts turning in his girlfriend. Just before to travel, Tad realizes that the mummy of Paititi has been exiled from the Inca city by help him and he appears on his home, forcing Tad to travel Las Vegas with his dog Jeff and the mummy. But all hopes and dreams of Tad breaks when a millionaire named Jack Rackham kidnaps Sara to force her revealing the location of the three parts of Midas' necklace. Forming team with Tiffany (Sara's scholar), Mummy, the dog Jeff and Belzoni (Sara's pet, a grouch and intelligent bird who talks using show-bills), Tad Jones and his friends will travel around the world trying rescue Sara and defeat Rackham ...Written by
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In the story of Midas when he's little daughter touches him she's is been transformed in gold, but when Tad touches Rackham(the person who wears the necklace of Midas) nothing happens. See more »
It's inoffensive and sometimes fun fluff, but its charm wears off eventually.
'Tad Jones The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas (2018)' starts off as a bit of an in-joke, with pretty much every slightly ill-translated line and off-kilter piece of bouncy animation serving to further add to the piece's odd, cobbled-together and just-a-bit misinformed charm. That all wears off fairly quickly, though, once the flick gets into its repetitive and pretty boring second act. Here, it constantly aims to remind you that the little bumps you previously thought were quirky fun are actually still culminating to that nagging pain you're starting to feel. It's not a particularly bad feature, however, in fact it's quite entertaining until it starts to run out of steam. The piece is also surprisingly 'edgy' for kids stuff, considering that it certainly skews supremely young, but its strange that its core narrative conceits concern things that will be totally alien to children (love triangles and someone being 'out of your league', to name a couple.) It heavily relies on the fact it is a sequel, too, despite not being marketed as one (at least not in the U.K.), leading to some huge leaps in logic which really do take some suspension of disbelief even within the slapstick world that's set-up. Its inoffensive and sometimes fun fluff, but it does get quite tiring once its charm has worn off. 4/10
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