The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There simply isn't a whole lot of excitement being generated in this lackluster family adventure, though it tries oh so very hard."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"The visually stylish film feels like a combination of elements from other fantasy adventures, yet turns out more muddled and convoluted than suspenseful."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Unsophisticated and cartoonish, but well-cast and kid-friendly in an old-fashioned way."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
""This is horrible!" Sacha the seamstress says. "I have to get out of here!" She stole the thoughts right out of my brain as I watched Jonathan Newman's dismally directed, inert action movie The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box."
‑ Dann Gire, Daily Herald (IL)
"The film gradually reveals a lot of unsavory motives, which ultimately deflate the buoyant virtues on which the film had blithely coasted."
‑ R. Kurt Osenlund, Slant Magazine
"The quest for the Midas Box never seems like more than a poor man's plot-engine substitute for Tolkien's One Ring."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"For being a kids-centric film, the picture is relatively slow and joyless..."
‑ Gabe Toro, The Playlist
"Meh and double meh on this movie."
‑ Glenn Kenny,
"This elaborately constructed, visually appealing, well-cast adventure film should have worked, but is sunk by a singularly unmusical script and perfunctory handling."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Michael Sheen, Lena Heady and Sam Neill are among the big names expecting a franchise, but they'll be lucky to get a mid-morning TV slot, let alone a sequel."
‑ Paul M. Bradshaw, Total Film
"Solid Victorian adventure is too dark for younger kids."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box could somewhat aptly be described as National Treasure in Victorian England. That is to say, it has that distinct feeling of being a tenth-generation ripoff of Raiders of the Lost Ark."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Mere mention of buried treasure and amulets and so forth don't automatically mean international intrigue, which your little brother can tell you when he wakes up."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
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