Legends of the Hidden Temple Gets a Nostalgic Trailer
When I heard Nickelodeon was doing a remake of Legends of the Hidden Temple, I was super excited. It was one of my favorite game shows as a kid. I dreamed of being on the show to explore the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, dodge the temple guards, and meet Olmec voiced by one of my favorite voice actors Dee Bradley Baker.
I was surprised when the second trailer dropped (mostly because I didn’t realize there was already another one before it). They’re not bringing back the game show. It’s a made for TV movie about three kids trying to escape the Temple with their lives. While I was bummed, the trailer was… okay. They touched on many of the iconic images of the show, but it’s failing to connect the game show with an actual movie. For example, we see the children in regular clothes, then later they’re in the costumes from the game. It needs to be one idea or the other, but the trailer shows it’s failing to be both. On a scale of one to ten, I would give it a solid “meh.” While this wasn’t what I was expecting, I can see parents who were kids like me in the 90’s sharing this adventure with their children.
At least they got back Dee Bradley Baker and original host Kirk Fogg. That’s a saving point.
Slashfilms had the movie summary for the November 26th release:
The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie follows three siblings who break away from a lackluster tour in a jungle, finding themselves immersed in a high-stakes adventure comprised of obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie will feature many elements from the original game show including: Olmec, a talking head who greets cast members Noah, Sadie and Dudley, and launches them on the adventure of a lifetime; The Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and appearances from a green monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among others.
Check out the new trailer below: