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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

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A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

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Joe Cornish

Writer:

Joe Cornish
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ... Alex
Denise Gough ... Mary
Dean Chaumoo Dean Chaumoo ... Bedders
Tom Taylor ... Lance
Rhianna Dorris Rhianna Dorris ... Kaye
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ... Mr. Kepler
Noma Dumezweni ... Mrs. Lee
Rebecca Ferguson ... Morgana
Mark Bonnar ... Mr. Jeffreys
Angus Imrie ... Young Merlin
Louis Martin ... Off Licence Employee
Joey Ansah ... Policeman
Adam Leese ... Policeman
Alexandra Roach ... Miss Foster
Nick Mohammed ... Mr. Hyde
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Storyline

Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Sir Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. Written by https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-kid-who-would-be-king

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An army to fight. A demon to slay. A world to save. No pressure. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence, scary images, thematic elements including some bullying, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Patrick Stewart also played Leondegrance (Guinevere's father) in Excalibur (1981), one of the prime inspirations for this movie. See more »

Goofs

Merlin's Led Zeppelin shirt continuously changes between gray and black between shots at different points of the movie. Edit: This is an intentional choice as it goes from dark gray to light gray depending on Merlin's age; when he looks younger (while being older) the shirt is darker because it has faded as the shirt is old. When Merlin looks older (while actually being younger) the shirt is bright gray because it's newer and hasn't faded with time. This is because Merlin ages in reverse and the clothing represents that visually. It is not a continuity error. See more »

Quotes

Alex: Who will join us?
[no one responds]
Young Merlin: How humiliating.
Principal: This is instead of lessons today!
[the students cheer]
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Connections

References Excalibur (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

The Land of Make Believe
Written by Andy Hill and Pete Sinfield (as Peter Sinfield)
Performed by Bucks Fizz
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd
Under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd
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Really good fun family film
6 May 2019 | by english_artistSee all my reviews

My wife and I watched this and really enjoyed it. It was a wet dreary day outside on a bank holiday Monday so this was a good way to spend it. Love how it was all set in the UK. Yes its King Arthur etc but that would not normally stop them from ending up in the USA at some point.

There was some great moments in the movie like making the round table by lifting the sides on a normal table and Excalibur coming out the bath... very clever and witty.

The special effects were also excellent especially the demon horse riders... really good stuff and of course its always good to see Partick Stewart but all the actors were great such as leading role Louis Ashbourne Serkis and Young Merlin (Angus Imrie)

A very good family movie and well worth watching


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kid Who Would Be King See more »

Filming Locations:

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$59,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,173,887, 27 January 2019

Gross USA:

$16,790,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,140,970
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2.39 : 1
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