Of The Museum (2010, aka Relic: Guardians Of The Museum/BBC
B- Sound: C Extras: D Telefilm: C
challenge is on to uncover the relic!
ghostly 1920s British Museum tour guide named Agatha (Gemma
Arrowsmith) and Luna the moon goddess (Janet Varney) guide three
children from one town on a quest to help them defeat the evil Dark
Lord, whose servants, cowled figures called the Dark Forces, glide
the darkened corridors and display rooms of the museum, occasionally
grabbing one of the young contestants and/or chasing Agatha Luna and
the children. The children have only one night to discover a relic
in the museum itself and they have to win three challenges, which
each have a vision. If the children succeed in the final battle,
they will be awarded the golden scarab and will become Guardians
of the Museum, but if they fail then they become relics
themselves and part of the museum forever.
show obviously takes some of the concepts from Ben Stiller's Night
at the Museum films only using the game show style as an angle.
Only this time, the characters don't always come to life and of
course the production budget is quite lower. The kids themselves are
terrible actors and are constantly smirking or acting bored or out of
character which works against the energy that the actress playing
Agatha is displaying.
show is educational but made solely for children that are thirsty for
knowledge. The angle and concept of the show is interesting but it
doesn't quite capture my personal imagination and some of the digital
effects are truly underwhelming.
include Hounslow, Wandsworth, Hackney and Cardiff. Each episode can
be played one after another or can be selected individually with each
episode around a half hour long and total running time for the whole
shebang is around 112 mins.
and Picture on the disc are average for the DVD format and nothing to
necessary write home about. The standard def image comes in a 16 X
9/1.78 X 1 anamorphic widescreen format with an in-impressive, lossy
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track. Subtitles area also on the disc in
English SDH. What I don't like is the color correction choice they
choice for some of the present day scenes... they corrected the color
an ugly green that doesn't work well against the black skin tones of
the two children actors.
extras on the disc either.
James Harland Lockhart V