#TheGoldenChild – Review – #ThrowbackThursday

The Golden Child – Budget of $25 million – 1 hour and 34 minutes

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The Golden Child
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Chandler Jarrell is a social worker that prides himself on finding missing children.  He goes on a public access show to plead for help to find Cheryll Mosley.  During the show, Kee is watching and goes to find him.  Kee believes he is the chosen one to find a special child, known as The Golden Child.  Without the child, the world will fall into death and destruction.  Kee finds Chandler and tells him that the child was stolen in Tibet and has powers.  They must save the child to save the world.  After seeing a vision of the child, Chandler agrees to help.  The next night he has a dream that leaves a dagger scar on his arm.  Chandler and Kee learn that Sardo will use the dagger (forged in hell) to kill the child, allowing evil to rule the world.  Chandler must get the knife first and kill Sardo.  Chandler may take this as a joke until he needs The Golden Child to save a life.

When watching this movie today, remember it was made in the 80s.  So the graphics, while revolutionary back then, were a bit rough and comical now.  While the quips between Chandler and Kee are funny, there isn’t much else to the story.  This is not one of Eddie’s best films. This movie feels like an attempt to make Eddie an action hero but he doesn’t have a stern voice or enough of an intimidating presence to pull it off.  He just isn’t believable in the role.  If you want a good Eddie Murphy movie, stick to Coming to America (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).

I give it 2 out of 5 stars

That’s a good destiny – Chandler

That’s no twice – Kee

By the time he finds you, it will be too late – Sardo

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