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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...

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Cast

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 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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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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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, 10 January 2014

Gross USA:

$4,756
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Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The hotel stayed in by the family at the beginning of the movie is The Royal Bristol Marriott Hotel, BS1, Bristol, UK. See more »

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Strong start, but loses focus and ends with a thud
9 January 2014 | by cantake8See all my reviews

When this film began I was exhilarated. Not knowing anything about the film prior to screening, the cast is the first thing to impress. Visually, it is handsomely mounted. I anticipated another classic adventure favorite unfolding before me.

Unfortunately the film becomes laden with details and loose threads as it moves along, and fails to gain steam or provide answers. There are side stories that are intriguing when introduced, but never pursued. Then there are "discoveries" which are made much too easily, one wonders why nobody made them before.

Aneurin Barnard who plays Mariah, the older brother in the family, appeared to be the next heartthrob-in-the-making; handsome, talented, appealing. But it isn't to be as I doubt many people will rush to this film. Michael Sheen is splendid as he hams his way through this film, but he is unmatched by any other players, mostly due to the troubled screenplay with which they contend. Sam Neill is wasted in a role of broad villainous strokes that are tired and worn out.

Other characters appear and then aren't heard from again, supposedly until the sequel. By the time this film ends, there isn't a coherent TEAM of triumphant adventurers over a defeated foe, just kids who made it through a harrowing experience with the help of some grown-ups who are never strongly defined.

The film shifts abruptly from classic adventure to science fiction, which is such a bumpy transition, I was thrown off.


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