A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Characters work together to prevent the Southern Cabal from taking over the United States.
Positive Role Models
The characters generally don't stray far from archetypes and stereotypes to emerge as positive role models.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent gun play. Characters use guns to rob a bank. A Civil War battle is shown; characters fire guns and rifles. A character hits another character in the head with a shovel. Characters punch and kick. A strange older man pulls a knife on two kids; this same man swings a shovel at a child in a cemetery.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure is a 2012 low-budget adventure mystery. There is frequent gun violence, as well as fighting with punches and kicks. In one instance, a creepy older character pulls a knife on two kids, and is later shown swinging a shovel at one of the kids. There is also strong regional stereotyping; the Southerners portrayed in the film are cliched dumb bad guys. The lead character is also coming to grips with the recent death of his grandfather. With better acting from the lead characters, this could have been a better movie, but the "community theater"-style acting tends to mar what could have been an interesting idea. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
It had the potential to be an interesting idea, but the overall execution leaves this movie both preposterous in its story and amateurish in its acting. There's a "community theater" type of feel to this movie, where actors ham up their stereotypical roles to their fullest extent. The Southern Confederate characters, in particular, are especially obnoxious and cliched.
Some of the problem is simply a matter of trying to do too much with too little. While it could be possible for some to tune out the cliches and the general predictability in the movie's story direction and enjoy this film for the action/adventure/treasure hunt/mystery that it is, there's simply too much unoriginality and poor execution marring the movie overall, preventing it from being as good as it might have been.
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