TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS (Theatrical Release Italy 2017)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas uses the Spain-originated character, Tadeo Jones, to exploit the Indiana Jones movie series with a small twist. Construction worker Tadeo is in love with a female adventurer/explorer, Sarah. Tadeo’s outward appearance is lovable and appealing, but his personality has not been developed so that he is loveable. He works more on the flatlined personality of an arcade, game character rather than a fully developed personality. The story has potential to be a repeatable money maker with more ‘fleshing out’ of Tad’s character. The writers, with more thoughtful study on why the Indiana Jones series were epic movies, may be able to incorporate that into Tad and Sarah’s personalities. Another good study would be the Lara Croft series. This movie is okay, but not great.

Storyline

A millionaire has the girl and the money. Tad, the construction worker, wants the girl.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director David Alonso and Enrique Gato for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Axel Kuschevatzky and Jorge Tuca for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include:
Sara Lavrof (Voice of Michelle Jenner), Tiffany (Voice of Adriana Ugarte), Tadeo Jones (Voice of Óscar Barberán), Momia (Voice of Luis Posada), Rackham (Voice of Miguel Ángel Jenner), Taxista (Voice of José Corbacho), and Secuaz Mujer (Voice of Roser Tatalla).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The animation is good with good movement. But, the ‘feel’ of adventurous exploration is not there. It leaves the movie with the audience recognizing the Indiana Jones architecture, but not able to access the spirit built into the very foundation of the Indiana Jones’ movies.

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