Chris Moore is an urban daredevil who gets his kicks racing across rooftops. When a secret organization approaches him with proof that he is actually the son of the legendary international crime fighter called The Phantom, he is thrust into a world he never knew existed—a world of exotic islands, secret lairs, and a heritage that borders on royalty.
“The Phantom” is an interesting story, a good thing because the movie is nearly three hours long. Ryan Carnes, who plays Kit Walker, does a credible job as the main protagonist. He remembers that, at age four, he was in a car with his mother and they were chased by villains. The car went into the river; although his mother died, he survived by floating on a tire. Fast forward several years and Kit is known as Chris Moore, but he doesn’t know his true identity. He lives with his adoptive parents and likes a girl named Renny Davidson (Cameron Goodman). Yet when Moore is abducted by a group with a leader named Abel Vandermaark (Jean Marchand), he begins to learn who he really is. He realizes Renny and her detective father are in danger, so leaves without saying good-bye.
Moore, now known as Kit Walker, must train to become the 22nd Phantom. He is up against the Singh Brotherhood, corrupt underworld criminals whose leader plots to assassinate an important person. Kit learns that his feelings run deep for Renny and he has to get in touch with her. Will this lead to disaster? Despite many action sequences and the theme of sacrificing one’s life for the greater good of all, the violence level is high in this movie. Several people die and are slashed with a sword or shot, and the blood flows and spurts at times. For this reason we are unable to award “The Phantom” our Dove Family-Approved Seal.