Film Review – Felix and the Hidden Treasure (2021)

Synopsis: Felix and the Hidden Treasure (85mins)
Convinced that his father, who disappeared at sea two years ago, is still alive, 12-year-old Felix embarks on a search for him in the company of Old Tom, a retired fisherman; Squawk, a thieving one-legged parrot; and Rover, a cat who acts like a dog. Their journey takes them to Darkshadow Island, where a secret community inhabits an underground city, ruled by the megalomaniacal Morgäa, possessor of a priceless treasure.

Felix and the Hidden Treasure is a family adventure to search out.

Review of Felix and the Hidden Treasure

Felix and the Hidden Treasure is more for the children than the whole family in my option. Whilst it has a lovely storyline, it has more of a cartoon feel rather than an animated feature film.

It accurately portrays adult phrases with the fisherman stating: “No means No” and giving away the secret that ‘We’ll see’ doesn’t mean yes!

The most disputed character in the film was Rover, who I was convinced was a dog but was corrected by my 9-year-old that this animal (that wagged its tail, guarded a bone and howled) was in fact, a cat! Clearly, the film was lost on me!

As we’re watching Felix and the fisherman set out on their adventure, the film cuts to what looks like a cult scene, an underlying story, that scene reminded me very much of the introduction to Scarlet Overkill in Minions.

I was rather intrigued by the underlying cult story and what the ‘transformation’ was all about, this curiosity kept my attention. For younger viewers the whole storyline, Island and action scene will keep them watching.

Once the meaning of the transformation is explained the story is predictable for us adults, but the children will enjoy watching until the end to find out if Felix, Rover, the fisherman and anyone else they encounter along the way ever make it back home again.

Animation, Adventure | Canada, 2021 | U | Cinema | 28th May 2021 (Previews), 4th June 2020 (UK)| Signature Entertainment |Dir.Nicola Lemay | Karine Vanasse, Gabriel Lessard, Guy Nadon