"God Cares About Every Child"
REVIEW: THE LOST MEDALLION: THE ADVENTURES OF BILLY STONE is a fun adventure with a lot of heart that the whole family will enjoy.
The story begins at a small foster home for children. Children are playing in the backyard when Daniel (Alex Kendrick) drops in with donations for the home. Even though he’s on his way to a baseball game, the children rope him into telling them a story. He concedes to their demands. He notices that not all of the children are so thrilled. Billy is a quiet shy boy who apparently never talks. Allie is a lost girl who feels as if she was made by accident. Then there’s Hoku, the bully who likes to be in control. Daniel decides to tell a story that relates to each one of the children in the foster home.
Daniel begins the tale of two 13-year-old friends, Billy and Allie, who are on the search for a long-lost medallion that has magical powers. Little do they know is that a mysterious evil man is also looking for the medallion, and he’s using Billy and Allie to get to it. Billy and Allie find a clue they think will help them locate the medallion. The clue takes them into the jungle, where they finally uncover the coveted medallion.
Billy decides he’s going to take it home to show his father. When Billy and Allie arrive at his house, some henchmen have Billy’s father tied up. To avoid being captured, Billy, with the medallion around his neck, accidentally wishes himself and Allie back in time to where it all began.
Billy and Allie are now in a strange land where an evil warlord named Cobra is seeking the medallion for power. Billy is forced to give up the medallion after Allie is captured in order to save her life. Now, Billy, Allie and some new friends they met along the way must work together to get back the medallion so they can go back to the present.
THE LOST MEDALLION: THE ADVENTURES OF BILLY STONE is an action packed family adventure. The young actors have great onscreen presence that delivers the majority of the movie. The production quality is top notch and leagues ahead of other movies in the Christian family market. The central theme of the story is that everyone is created with a purpose and if you work together, you can accomplish great things. The story avoids overstating its message while still giving great biblical lessons for children. Alex Kendrick’s character delivers a nice finishing touch on the tale by sharing that God has a purpose and plan for child. THE LOST MEDALLION is a wonderful family film. The only caution is for very young viewers who might find the warlord villain a bit scary.
(CCC, BBB, V, M) Strong Christian and Biblical worldview that God has a plan and cares for every child’s life, children learn to be selfless and learn to work together, a father learns to appreciate his son; no foul language; some hand to hand combat with punching and kicking, warlord kills people by grabbing their throat and poisoning them, man is thrown into pit; no sex, native women dance a little suggestively; upper male nudity; no alcohol; no drugs; and, child breaks into his dad’s archeology site so he can help and children bicker between each other and are proud, but they learn that they need to work together.
THE LOST MEDALLION: THE ADVENTURES OF BILLY STONE is about two 13-year-old friends. Billy and Allie, are on a quest for a long lost magical medallion. When they finally find the medallion, evil henchmen come after them. Billy accidentally uses the medallion’s power to send him and his friend back in time to where the whole mess behind the medallion started. There that they must learn to work together to defeat an evil warlord so they can go back to where they belong.
THE LOST MEDALLION: THE ADVENTURES OF BILLY STONE is an action packed family adventure. The central theme is that everyone is created with a purpose and, if you work together, you can accomplish great things. The story avoids overstating its message while still giving great biblical lessons for children. One character delivers a nice finishing touch on the tale by sharing that God has a purpose and a plan for every child. THE LOST MEDALLION is a wonderful family film. The only caution is for very young children who might find the evil warlord a little scary.