#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Eddie Murphy plays a detective with a speciality of finding lost children. He is told he is the ‘Chosen one’ who will find and protect the Golden Child, a Bhuddist mystic who was kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Murphy disbelieves the mysticism but finds more and more evidence of demon worship as he investigates.
Plot: After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child, is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa, humankind’s fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise, despite his skepticism over being “chosen.”
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Not often mentioned with Murphy’s classics, but a fun little flick.
When the only truly pure being on Earth is taken by a Demon and his bizarre, circus freak troupe of minions from the holy place where he is being raised who you gonna call? In this case Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy), a private investigator who focuses on locating missing children while wearing ridiculous hats.
But Chandler sez “No” when initially asked by the exotic-hot Kee, who is working on behalf of the Tibetan forces of good – some business card that would be.
“No matter”, she replies, “You are already on the case”. So Na-Na to you Mr Jarrell.
Jarrell is fast talking, hip, and irreverent but well meaning – in other words everything that summed up Eddie Murphy in his “relevant” phase, which ended around the release of Boomerang when Murphy got all serious and introspective and sh*t.
Kee on the other hand is poised, deliberate, sombre and calm, but surprisingly well equipped at unexpected times – and I’m not just referring to the scene where she gets her white blouse soaked for no good reason… well two good reasons.
After the two team up the trail takes them to the lair of a bikie gang, then Chinatown where they meet Kala the Oracle (of sorts) who informs Chandler of the magnitude of his quest – being that he is the Chosen One after all…
Chandler also learns that the Golden Child is a once in a thousand generations birth, born specifically to rescue humanity, capable of restoring life with a touch, wise beyond reason and with the ability to make a Pepsi can dance to classic 1950s songs…
So there’s that.
There is a cool oddball dream sequence and a trip to Tibet to obtain the sacred dagger that can free the imprisoned Golden Child, and a pretty hilarious scene where Chandler and Kee have to bluff the airport security to escape from Tibet.
When finally meets his nemesis Sardo Numspaa (Charles Dance) formally to discuss the dagger for child swap things heat up, before a good quickie 80s finale in which everything builds to a crescendo, the figureheads of good and evil have a showdown and all is resolved in about 6 minutes.
Perhaps The Golden Child doesn’t move quite as fast as films do today and the FX – which were pretty cool in the 80s – don’t hold up quite so well now, it is fun and enjoyable while it lasts and also has a few quotables, including “One of her ancestors was raped by a dragon”, which is a line you don’t hear every day.
Final Rating – 6.5 / 10. Not often listed among Eddie Murphy’s highlights, but The Golden Child is a very solid and worthwhile – if a little dated – relic from the 80s.
An enjoyable and amusing fantasy, well worth watching
I first saw this movie on television some years ago and frankly loved it. Charles Dance makes one of the most terrifying villains anyone can imagine. His sophistication is such a perfect contrast to the crudely good hero. I have never been much of an Eddie Murphy fan but find his irritating portrayal here a winner: a bit of “Axel Foley Through the Looking Glass”. Charlotte Lewis is, to utilize a hackneyed phrase but the only one applicable, luminously gorgeous. Some scenes are wonderfully created: the dream sequence, the bird, the silly fight scenes, and the climactic confrontation. Through it all Murphy is the modern man suddenly dropped into an oriental myth, a stunned and quieter version of Kurt Russell in his oriental fantasy romp. Like that movie we have James Hong, the incomparable actor whose scenes, however short, raise the quality even of Derek. Since 1955 Hong has defined the fine supporting actor, the “class act” of his profession. “The Golden Child” is silly; it is not perfect; but it has so many redeeming features that it is an enjoyable and amusing fantasy, well worth watching. After four years I have seen “The Golden Child” again; I enjoyed it even more! It truly is great fun.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Director Michael Ritchie
Writer Dennis Feldman
Actors J.L. Reate, Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (also horizontal) (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Spherical, VistaVision (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm