'Tad Jones The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas (2018)' starts off as a bit of an in-joke, with pretty much every slightly ill-translated line and off-kilter piece of bouncy animation serving to further add to the piece's odd, cobbled-together and just-a-bit misinformed charm. That all wears off fairly quickly, though, once the flick gets into its repetitive and pretty boring second act. Here, it constantly aims to remind you that the little bumps you previously thought were quirky fun are actually still culminating to that nagging pain you're starting to feel. It's not a particularly bad feature, however, in fact it's quite entertaining until it starts to run out of steam. The piece is also surprisingly 'edgy' for kids stuff, considering that it certainly skews supremely young, but its strange that its core narrative conceits concern things that will be totally alien to children (love triangles and someone being 'out of your league', to name a couple.) It heavily relies on the fact it is a sequel, too, despite not being marketed as one (at least not in the U.K.), leading to some huge leaps in logic which really do take some suspension of disbelief even within the slapstick world that's set-up. Its inoffensive and sometimes fun fluff, but it does get quite tiring once its charm has worn off. 4/10
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Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017)
Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.
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Two years later of their first adventure, Tad Jones and Sara Lavrof have separate lives, he as a simple construction worker studying archaeology to graduate, and she as a renowned archaeologist and explorer. After discovering the final clue of the existence of King Midas' necklace, Sara invites Tad to an exposition in Las Vegas, where he hopes that she accepts turning in his girlfriend. Just before to travel, Tad realizes that the mummy of Paititi has been exiled from the Inca city by help him and he appears on his home, forcing Tad to travel Las Vegas with his dog Jeff and the mummy. But all hopes and dreams of Tad breaks when a millionaire named Jack Rackham kidnaps Sara to force her revealing the location of the three parts of Midas' necklace. Forming team with Tiffany (Sara's scholar), Mummy, the dog Jeff and Belzoni (Sara's pet, a grouch and intelligent bird who talks using show-bills), Tad Jones and his friends will travel around the world trying rescue Sara and defeat Rackham ...
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It's inoffensive and sometimes fun fluff, but its charm wears off eventually.Reviewed byPjtaylor-96-138044Vote: 4/10
A pleasant family film, and well worth a watch. A little scary in parts and might suit children 7-8 years and above, but nothing terrible. Certainly an action packed film that holds the attention throughout. An undead 'Mummy' character provides light relief and quite a lot of comedy, as do the animal characters. The central characters are like-able, the 'baddies' suitably bad. My children were riveted throughout and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fun film. Recommended!
Reading the reviews in this in national newspapers, you'd think it was one of the worst films you could possibly see, but I saw it with my 6 year old today and all I can say is those reviews have either not actually watched the film or are biased against European cartoons for some reason. We liked enough to look up the other "Tad The Lost Explorer" on our streaming service when we got back from the cinema.
It's a breath of fresh air from the usual Disney and Dreamworks output and is entertaining for all the family (I laughed at a few parts, which is something I really appreciate in a cartoon) basically being "Indiana Jones for a younger audience", which is perfect if you want to introduce your children to that kind of genre before they're old enough to watch those live action movies.