Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter Source:
Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Methinx and Downes Brothers Productions
James Hong, Mark Dacascos, Billy Unger, Sammi Hanratty, William Corkery, Tiya Sircar, Hal Rudnick, Sidney S. Liufau, Marlowe Peyton, Jansen Panettiere, Allex Kendrick
When Daniel Anderson (Alex Kendrick - Courageous, Fireproof) visits a foster home to drop off donations, he's roped into telling the kids a story. Daniel weaves a tale about 13-year-old Billy Stone (Billy Unger) and his best friend, Allie (Sammi Hanratty), who uncover a long-lost medallion and wish themselves back in time 200 years.
Billy and his friends jump off waterfalls, sneak through caves, and battle their nemesis, Cobra, on an island from which they cannot escape, unless Billy discovers the key to reclaiming the powerful medallion and gains a new understanding of faith.
Kids will love this movie because if features children who emerge as the heroes of the story! Alex Kendrick, the actor and director of "Facing the Giants" stars as a story-teller named Daniel Anderson who shares a fantastic tale about a lost medallion with kids at a foster home. He features kids from the foster home in his story including Billy and Allie. They work together with an arrogant young king and an older man of wisdom played by James Hong.
The movie features bad guys and good guys and the magical powers of the medallion. Due to a few instances of violence we are recommending the film for ages twelve plus. The movie contains a nice theme of the benefits of working together as a team to solve problems.
Content Description: Sex: None Language: Jerk-1; Idiot-1 Violence: Violence taking place within a fantastic story; a boy shoves another boy; a character is punched; a kid is grabbed and shoved; a truck runs into a stand and overturns it; a character is tied up and another character holds a knife on him; a man is grabbed by the throat and smoke erupts from his throat and the man is cast into a pit; another man is grabbed by the throat and dies; thugs briefly hit a few people; men with swords chase kids; boys are caged; girl kicks man in rear and he hits his house; a fight; an old man is shot in chest with an arrow (we see him grab chest) and dies; man slaps boy who is knocked out; a man falls into a fiery pit. Drugs: None Nudity: Shirtless boy; man's bare chest is seen; cleavage. Other: A wicked character wishes kids were dead; a character spits out pineapple; tension between kids; flatulence.