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The five friends on vacation on an exotic island while diving in a shipwreck exploring around they found a mysterious compass, which is the indication of a pirate treasure, according to the local girl Joe. They find out that the Investor Mr. Haynes has plans to build a resort in the bay. Joes family would sold by these plans from the bay, and so they decide to look for the pirate treasure to save her home and her family. Written by
Now this is certainly a very prolific franchise. This is already the third entry to Enid Blyton's "Fünf Freunde" series since 2012, one per year. This time, it looks like the bunch is going to have calm holidays with their parents somewhere near the sea with chilling at the beach being the most exciting thing to happen. Boy were they wrong. They end up being on the search for a great treasure and of course they are followed by villains (sort of Pinky and Brain, an almost too evil woman and a clumsy fellow played by German comedian Michael Kessler, both of which being paralyzed brought some nice comic relief) and we also get to see exotic animals like wired monkeys, parrots with digestive problems or poisonous bugs and many more. And lets not forget about the super-cute dog who has to save the day again for the kids. Finally, the true villain shows up and, not very much surprisingly, it is Sky du Mont playing a similar evil mastermind character like in his probably most known role for "Der Schuh des Manitu".
This is another decent kids movie from Germany and there are quite a few these days. I would also recommend this film to grown-ups. It never gets boring and the best thing is that there is still no decrease in quality compared to the previous two movies. These kids films are never what I would consider best movies of the year, but they always offer some nice distraction and often you even find some heart in them to boost your inner child. I would recommend watching it, but it is probably unlike that you consider giving it a watch without having seen any of the two previous films. Basically this one is really not too different from them and that is not supposed to be a criticism. If you enjoyed part 1 and 2, you will also like part 3 I'm sure. I thought the beginning here was so-so, but it got better pretty quickly.
I just checked and saw that there will also be another film (with Egypt as the setting) coming in January 2015 already and they're certainly doing well in rushing these before the kids become too old for their characters. I also would be surprised if they don't do a 5th film afterward. Pretty much a must-have for a franchise named Five Friends. As usual, there will probably be another kid character playing a central role and, during their adventure, becoming friends with the bunch after initial resentments, like in the third part the girl who belongs to the tribe living on the island. However, I have to say the girl here, looked completely different from an ethnological standpoint compared to the other members of the tribe. Apart from that I did not like the scientific subplot involving the kids' parents too much and that du Mont's character suddenly turned from a methodically working mastermind into a complete fool. That happens in kids movies though I guess. Anyway, just a minor criticism. "Fünf Freunde 3" is certainly worth a watch.
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