TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS REVIEWED
“Tad The Lost Explorer and The Secret of King Midas” is the second Tad film and apparently they’re popular in Mexico. In America, they keep getting video releases where kids are left to ponder their existence in between bouts of Disney, Minions and Nickelodeon. While the mummy sidekick is fun, it also relays the central problem with the film. There’s no point. The lead is a goofy everyman who doesn’t belong into the world of exploration.
Yet, he keeps hanging his hopes and dreams on a friendly woman. Will she return his advances and produce something that matters? Probably not, but it’s not about that. This is a film about keeping the plot moving forward for 85 minutes. Long stretches of the second act feel like Interdimensional Cable spots via Rick and Morty. But, done for kids. There’s got to be something there…right?
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 4/10/18
The Plot Thus Far
Tad and his loveable and zany friends are back in the all-new animated adventure TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS. In this highly anticipated follow-up to the 2013 hit Tad, The Lost Explorer, Tad dreams of becoming an archeologist traveling the world, uncovering hidden secrets and lost treasure, but his job working construction keeps him daydreaming instead of exploring. The chance of a lifetime comes when he is invited to attend archaeologist Sara Lavrof’s presentation of her latest discovery–the papyrus that proves the existence of the Necklace of Midas, the legendary King who turned everything he touched into solid gold. When an evil billionaire forces Sara to help him find the enchanted talisman, Tad must rescue the girl of his dreams on a trip around the world, in this new hilarious, action-packed adventure the whole family will love!