The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box

2014 PG 1h 38m DVD

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box

2014 PG 1h 38m DVD
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Based on G.P. Taylor's steam-punk tale, this Victorian-era thriller follows Mariah Mundi's journey into darkness to rescue his kidnapped brother. Joined by the enigmatic Captain Charity, Mariah travels to a grandly sinister hotel on a distant island.
Aneurin Barnard, Michael Sheen, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd, Keeley Hawes, Xavier Atkins, Lena Headey, Mella Carron, Vincenzo Pellegrino, Brian Nickels
Jonathan Newman
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is based on the British young-adult fantasy series Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box. This period adventure follows the 17-year-old son of antiquities experts whose parents and then little brother are kidnapped. There's more violence than you'd expect from family fare and it includes dark and tense scenes of people being shot at, nearly choked, gagged and bound, enslaved, and left to drown and die. Because of the violence, this movie is definitely more for older tweens and up than younger kids. There's also some smoking and drinking and light romance that's tolerable for the intended audience.

Sexual Content

Mariah and Sacha are obviously smitten with each other but they mostly stare at each other longingly, fall on top of each other, and eventually share one kiss.


There's realistic violence that includes: gun violence and many shots, a man ordering the deaths of several characters by saying "Kill them all!"; a father who sacrifices his life by pushing someone (and himself) to their death in order to save his child; a man nearly choking one character; and a special weapon that vaporizes people. Children are kept as slaves and forced to do hard labor for the villain.


Insults like "imbecile," "stupid," "coward," and "sniveling."

Social Behavior

The message of this movie is to stay true to your word, to do everything in your power to protect your loved ones, and to realize when you need to summon your courage to do the right thing, even if it's scary and potentially dangerous.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Henchmen smoke cigarettes, and adult guests drink at hotel dinner/parties.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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