A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time.
Billy Unger : Billy Stone
Sammi Hanratty : Allie
Mark Dacascos : Cobra
Oh well, sometimes I find pleasure in watching a childishly predictable movie as “The Lost Medallion”, filled with unbelievable adventures. A film appropriate for a relaxing sunday evening. You don’t need to be focused constantly. You’re not watching so intensely that you accidentally take a bite in your remote control instead of in your ready-made croque monsieur. And it’s not such kind of movie that you’ll jump up whenever there’s a horrible creepy moment.
“The Lost Medallion” is an adventure film especially for the youthful viewers. They’ll surely fall asleep with a big smile in the evening and dream about them being the boy who saves an entire island. You certainly shouldn’t start paying attention to those immense impossibilities that are offered at any time as there are : finding a medallion in an immeasurable jungle with only a ridiculously small metal detector, a skinny teenage girl who defeats a huge thug with a bang on his ass, sabotaging boats without the gang sitting at a campfire noticing it and then paddling away and they start chasing although they could have easily waded through the water to get to the canoe. And trust me, those youngsters degenerate in true ninja-turtles in the end. It ends, of course, as an episode for some catholic tv-channel with God loving everything and everybody. If you can endure all that, then you’ll enjoy a fun adventure film.
It’s something similar to “Indiana Jones” but with children as heroes. Even the scene with the medal being pushed across the ground by the swirling crowd while Billy (Billy Unger) and Cobra (Mark Dacascos) trying to catch, resembled the scene where Indiana Jones was grabbing for his antidote. No groundbreaking film, no great acting performance and certainly no Oscar-nomination material. But I bet that many children will enjoy this adventure and they’ll keep on enjoying it in their dreams.
I’ll keep it for when the time comes that my two kids are old enough to appreciate it. Maybe their comment will be “Jesus dad, what a horrible movies. And you want us to watch this together with you?”.