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Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)

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A young boy grows up as he embarks on a quest to become a knight.

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Manuel Sicilia
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Highmore ... Justin (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Sir Clorex (voice)
James Cosmo ... Blucher (voice)
Charles Dance ... Legantir (voice)
Tamsin Egerton ... Lara (voice)
Rupert Everett ... Sota (voice)
Barry Humphries ... Braulio (voice)
Alfred Molina ... Reginald (voice)
Mark Strong ... Heraclio (voice)
David Walliams ... Melquiades (voice)
Julie Walters ... Gran (voice)
Olivia Williams ... Queen (voice)
Saoirse Ronan ... Talia (voice)
Michael Culkin ... Sebastian (voice)
Richard O'Brien ... Innkeeper / Baker (voice)
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Justin (Freddie Highmore) lives in a kingdom where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. His dream is to be become one of the Knights of Valour, like his grandfather was, but his father Reginald (Alfred Molina), the chief counsel to the Queen (Olivia Williams), wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. After an inspiring visit to his beloved Gran (Dame Julie Walters) and bidding farewell to his supposed lady-love Lara (Tamsin Egerton), Justin leaves home and embarks on a quest to become a knight. Along the way, he meets the beautiful, feisty Talia (Saoirse Ronan), a quirky wizard called Melquiades (David Walliams), and the handsome Sir Clorex (Antonio Banderas), and is mentored by three monks; Blucher (James Cosmo), Legantir (Charles Dance), and Braulio (Barry Humphries), who teach and test him in the ancient ways of the Knights of Valour. While an unlikely candidate for knighthood, Justin must rise to the challenge quickly when banished former knight Sir ... Written by KANDOR Graphics

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor. | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Dame Julie Walters (Gran) and Saoirse Ronan (Talia) appeared in Brooklyn (2015). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Justin: [voiceover] Welcome to the kingdom of Gabilonia, once home to the bravest knights of all - but not anymore. Ever since knights were forced to leave the kingdom and justice officers took their place, we get a new law every day.
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Connections

Referenced in Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell: Krampus Nacht (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

King Fu
Written by Tim Wheeler
Published by Universal/Island Music Ltd.
Performed by Ash
Licensed courtesy of Ash c/o Atomic Heart Recordings
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A kids animated tale, about a young knight with plenty of adventures , fights , action and amusement
18 July 2014 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Wonderful story about a young boy becomes a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight , as he wants to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and join the Knights of the Roundtable . It deals with Justin (Freddie Highmore voice) lives in a kingdom where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. Justin, the son of chief counsel to the Queen, lives in a kingdom where knights have been outlawed, and the land is over subscribed with laws for everything imaginable. His dream is to be become one of the Knights of Valour, like his grandfather was, but his father Reginald (voice by Alfred Molina) , the chief counsel to the Queen , wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. After an inspiring visit to his beloved grandmother and bidding farewell to his supposed lady-love Lara (Tamsin Egerton) , Justin leaves home and embarks on a quest to become a knight. Along the way he meets the beautiful, feisty Talia (Saoirse Ronan) ,and is mentored by three monks Whilst an unlikely candidate for knighthood, Justin must rise to the challenge quickly when banished former knight Sir Heraclio and his army, lead by Sota (Rupert Everett) , return and threaten to destroy the Kingdom . As Sir Heraclio (Mark Strong) wants Justin to join him and fight by his side. When the teen refuses, the king has no other choice but to unleash his flesh-hungry horde of vicious warriors on Justin and his girlfriend. Can he save the Kingdom from impending doom and a few other clichés? .

This amusing 3D cartoon has great animated sequences well staged with stylish and vitality , adventure , romance , outstanding final and results to be pretty entertaining . Enjoyable action sequences in castles , monastery , falls , including amusing ending confrontation at the climax of the film and a fun flying croc . Well produced by Antonio Banderas, fresh from providing his sexy Spanish tones for four Shrek films, has clearly decided that providing the voice of a cat in some near decent animated movies has given him all the knowledge he needs to produce similar animated box office gold . While the film has an addictive color and design graphics and 3D computer generator animation itself is extremely attractive, we are in presence of a film too simplistic and Manichean in his story to end. So, unfortunately, not much progress in achieving empathy and convey emotions that excite. Along his quest, the protagonist encounters a slew of quirky characters, a fun plethora of secondaries , as a strange wizard called Melquiades voiced by David Wailians , the handsome Sir Cloirex voice by Antonio Banderas ; the monks : Blucher , Legantir and Braulio voiced by James Cosmo , Charles Dance and Barry Humphries respectively , who teach and test him in the ancient ways of the Knights of Valour . The character "Sota" is inspired in one card of the Spanish deck, which is equivalent to the Jack in the international Deck, and has a very similar look to this character. Also, the name of the villain, Heraclio, matches the best known publisher of card decks in Spain, Heraclio Fournier .

Furthermore , this funny movie contains a nice Original Music by Ilan Eshkeri . Colorful and glimmer Cinematography by Javier Fernández .This Spanish motion picture was well written and directed Manuel Sicilia . Worthwhile seeing , better than average . The film will appeal to kiddies and teenagers .


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Country:

Spain | UK | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Justin, el caballero valiente See more »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,799,759
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