Adventure Boyz 2019
1h 33min | Family | 21 February 2020 (USA)
When England’s largest castle is robbed by a notorious crime boss (Jon Campling, Harry Potter’s Death Eater), the last thing he and his criminal gang expected to be up against were two boys on BMX. When the boys mother (Angela Dixon, Never Let Go) leaves her sons with their Speedway racer father for a trip back to San Francisco, their ‘old school’ dad disapproves of their time on devices and instead reminds them of the exhilaration or real life adventure. A twist of fate leads the boys to uncover the diamond theft but in the process gets their father arrested for the crime. A race against time ensues. Can these boys use their dad’s training to get him out of jail in time for his Speedway race. With twists, turns, laughs and outrageously fun plot, Adventure Boyz aims not only to entertain the whole family, but remind us all of the thrills and adventure we can all have away from a device.
At a time where phones, tablets, Xbox and social media are the first port of call for most children, this film harks back to the days of kids playing in the summer holidays, running around outside with the freedom to explorer and discover with friends.
Like The Goonies, or the Famous Five books, with an element of Home Alone thrown in, it is an old school adventure film about two young boys and their speedway racing father, and comes complete with an evil crime boss, a two incompetent henchmen and a tale of lost treasure to discover. There is plenty of action with chases and speedway racing, and comedy with slapstick moments that will make you wince and laugh.
Beautifully shot in the countryside of South East England near the directors own home, this is a thoroughly enjoyable family film with an underlying message to the current generation to get outside and have some fun and adventure.
I watched this with my two boys at the weekend who loved every minute of it and and the next day I found myself being dragged out to the park with them on our bikes.
Thoroughly recommend you go and see this as soon as you can, and inspire another generation.
Director: Howard J. Ford
Stars: Jon Campling, Angela Dixon, Justin Hayward
Release Date: 21 February 2020 (USA)
Filming Locations: England, UK