7 August 2017 | mrshev
Utterly moronic Goonies rip off
Had high hopes for this movie. My kids (9 & 11) are the perfect age for this kind of gentle adventure film. The film is a loose re-hash of The Goonies storyline. Boy finds artefact of his relic hunting grandfather and sees it as an opportunity to save his mother's science museum along with his adventure club friends - I am sure Spielberg would be gearing his lawyers up were it not for the fact that this film is so awful.
I can handle a bit of bad acting from child actors but when the whole cast is terrible then that makes swallowing a plot that has more holes than a cheese grater that much more challenging. There were multiple moments throughout the film when my kids were shouting, 'oh, come on!' at the need for the audience to suspend disbelief to such a massive extent. The film is littered with lazy film making, stereotypes, dull exposition and an appalling lack of cinéma vérité.
The film is well shot. That is just about everything I can say as a positive.