What parents need to know

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.
  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. Is the movie's violence more intense than you'd expect from a family-friendly adventure?
  • Those who've read the book: How does the movie compare? Why do you think the filmmakers changed aspects of the story?
  • How does the end of the movie set up a sequel? Would you like to see Mariah's next adventure?
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