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