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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.

Director:

Joe Cornish

Writer:

Joe Cornish
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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.

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For kids who rule 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

The Stonehenge Tour Guide is played by Adam Buxton who has been the comedy partner of writer/director Joe Cornish since the 1990s when they created and hosted The Adam and Joe Show (1996) together. See more »

Goofs

When Alex is fighting Lance in the lake, he falls into the water and completely submerges. Immediately after Lance walks away, Alex takes his King Arthur book out of the back pack he is wearing and it is completely dry, despite the backpack being an ordinary school bag and not waterproof. When Alex falls (0:58:02 to 0:58:35) he falls on his stomach and the top of the backpack remains out of the water. Moreover, at 1:01:29, Bedders suddenly exclaims "We're dry!" Presumably, the "magic powers" could keep the book dry if need be. See more »

Quotes

Bedders: [The kids are sitting in a line, shivering] We should huddle together to keep warm.
Lance: I'm not huddling anybody. I don't huddle.
[Scene cuts to them huddling together]
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Connections

Featured in The Month in Movies: February 2019 (2019) 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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Humourous and Cute
23 October 2019 | by thatgirlmyra-9946See all my reviews

Cute and funny, and surprisingly enjoyable, despite being a movie ultimately for kids.

Some of the humour is very forced, but most of it is actually quite enjoyable.

The best part is the acting. Every single actor is perfect for their role! This is even more surprising is that they're good child actors, which is rare.

So if you're in the mood and have kids, give this one a go. It's pretty good.


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Country:

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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