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
Rebecca Ferguson said in an interview that she would film scenes for Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) during the week, and film scenes for this movie during weekends. See more »
Throughout the movie they are counting down to an upcoming solar eclipse. Yet the Moon each night gets more and more full with it being completely full the night before the eclipse. A solar eclipse can only happen on a new Moon approximately two weeks away from a full moon. See more »
There's something written on the guard. Put it into Google Translate.
It means "Sword of Arthur". What if it's the Sword in the Stone?
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THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE
Written by Andy Hill and Peter Sinfield
Performed by Bucks Fizz
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If I had to start anywhere, it would be the action. The action sequences in this film aren't half bad. If anything there excellent and engaging. Specifically, there's a scene with a horse chase, and it's better than most pursuits we get in action movies nowadays.
There were cheesy jokes that will probably make you cringe, but, there were jokes that landed and the pop culture references are always a plus.
The final act is the best part of this film and has a fantastic final battle with a great message behind it. The film's message is something we can all get behind and relate too, especially in today's political climate.
Regarding negatives, the first two acts of The Kid Who Would Be King is decent at best and might take some people out of the film. As I mentioned earlier, the jokes are good at times but can be very cringy. But that's it. It's an excellent movie for the family and something everybody can enjoy. Maybe if I were younger, I would have given it a higher rating, but the cringy jokes and slow start brought it down for me.
The Kid Who Would Be King gets a 7/10
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