Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Tre
Suitable for any age
Theatrical Release: 5/10/2012
Video Release: 7/16/2013
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Harold Cronk
Producer: Harold Cronk, Edgar Struble, Matt Tailford
Director: Harold Cronk
Runtime: 101 min.
Starring: Ernie Hudson, Derek Brandon, Francesca DeRosa, Patrika Darbo, Christopher Lloyd, Lee Arenberg, Frank Drank, Rick Plummer, Amy McFadden, Kevin Yon, Mat
Limited Theatrical Release - Unraveling a series of clues left behind by his grandfather, Mickey Matson and his friends embark on a magical journey in search of a mythical ancient device. With the future of the country hanging in the balance, they will have to outsmart and outrun an evil conspiracy that dates back to the civil war. Chock full of exciting twists and turns, The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure is a fun adventure for the whole family!
This movie is a delightful journey into the imagination! When you have a story which has its roots in President Lincoln and the Civil War, a boy and a girl, bad guys, a quest for three elements which could cause great harm, and the wonderful Christopher Lloyd as Grandpa Jack, what's not to like?
When Mickey's grandfather dies, he mourns him but is at a loss as to why his grandfather (Christopher Lloyd) left him a rock. Then, Mickey learns it is a Petoskey stone and that, along with a sapphire and one other key element he would have everything he needed to run the alchemy machine. We won't reveal the secret of the machine and what happens, but rest assured there is plenty of action along the way in this story which kids and adults will enjoy together. The mystery deepens and the plot grows thick before all is resolved. It features humor too, such as when a robber tells his fellow thief he needs to eat right for "regularity".
The movie takes place in Michigan and features some beautiful scenes such as the majestic lakes and a historic lighthouse as well as the wonderful themes of loyalty and fighting for what's right. We are very pleased to award our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal to this terrific film. See it soon and cheer the good guys on to victory!
Language: "Dork"-2; "Fur Face"-1; "Stupid"-1; "Fatty"-1; "Stupid Yank Child"-1
Violence: A few characters show off a gun and hold it on a few characters and one man shoots his gun off into the air; slapstick violence including good and bad characters punching and fighting; a few scenes in which someone is punched but it is not seen on screen; a man is seen holding a knife a few times; a woman hits man with a chair but it is not seen; a character is tied up; a girl hits a bad buy with a shovel but it's not seen; a girl pulls a man's beard; a girl kicks a man in shin; man swings at girl and misses her and hits his hand on wood.
Other: A funeral scene and a boy grieves the loss of his grandfather; some characters sport a lot of tattoos; God is referred to as "The Big Guy upstairs"; family tension as a mom and dad discuss their financial woes; talk of magic and mysticism and sorcery in a scene; a girl mentions her parents might get divorced; a few jump scenes in which a character shows up suddenly.