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The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Formulaic adventure film for kids is fun but a little scary.

Movie PG 2013 97 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 8+

Not the best Kendrick movie.

This movie may have positivity in messages and role models, but it is overrated. It is an Alex Kendrick movie, and I really like a lot of Alex Kendrick movies, like Facing the Giants and War Room, but in my opinion, this is not one of his hits. It is boring and not very engaging. It may start as a good movie with a good plot, but I remember hardly anything that happened after the beginning scene. Skip this one.

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age 10+

The Lost Medallion Movie Review By Logan Strohl

While not the best christian movie out there. The Lost Medallion is still a fun action packed adventure for the whole family and christians as well. With wonderful messages about God. It's Indiana Jones but for christians without the bad stuff in it such as language which is there is one OMG in it but it is very brief and never said again.

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Watching The Lost Medallion feels a bit like watching the kids' version of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Although you don't get the gross-outs of the Harrison Ford flick, many of the scary sequences feel like they came straight from that '80s classic, including scenes of villagers working in mines and a sinister lava pit. But, as in the Indiana Jones films, there are a lot of fun action/adventure scenes that make The Lost Medallion an enjoyable watch, even if you're not covering any new ground.

There are a lot of clichés thrown around (the orphan who wants to find her parents, the boy who just wants his father to love him, the wise native who can't wait to impart his wisdom), but the film does include some unexpected twists such as time travel that keep it interesting. And, although the premise that a kind-hearted former orphan is telling the story to help children like him discover their self-worth and that God loves them, feels ham-handed at best, parents probably will appreciate the wholesome message. And kids will probably enjoy watching the young characters figure out how to turn pineapples into homemade bombs.

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