We received a pre-release copy of The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box DVD.
Now, this was a rip roaring feast of a film that had my boys glued to the TV. It’s got all the good stuff that keeps the slightly older children entertained. We thought it was brilliant, especially for boys, or fans of goodies, badies and the fights along the way.
I don’t want to spoil this for those who haven’t seen it, so I’ll keep this fairly brief. Along the way, we come into contact with ancient mysteries, powerful evil and a hero quest through steam powered wonders and sinister magic.
As the steam age takes hold in Victorian London, seventeen year old Mariah Mundi’s life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. After an encounter with a charismatic stranger, Mundi follows a trail of clues to the majestic Prince Regent Hotel where he discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long lost artefact with the potential to grant limitless power at a devastating supernatural cost. With the fate of his world and his family at stake, Mundi will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box!
There are stars in here that will keep you watching. They loved Sam Neill in the Jurassic Park movies, and the kids knew exactly who he was. Ioan Gruffudd is always a good draw and Michael Sheen just kept them rooting for more. Also starring Aneurin Barnard as Mariah Mundi, Lena Headey and Keeley Hawes.
Although this is a PG, it does keep adults interested. The story is quite good, though I suspect it would be lost on really young children.
I really liked this, so I can see us watching it again. The boys have had it on about four times now, and that’s always a good sign.
We’ve been very lucky this week. It’s released on the 27th October at all good supermarkets, stores and online.