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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

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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 »


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

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Trivia

King Kong is mentioned. Louis Ashbourne Serkis is the son of Andy Serkis, who played the titular character in King Kong (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Alex wakes up and watches one of Morgana demons climbs out of the ground from his window, his alarm clock reads 1:00. After Merlin defeats it in his bedroom after it tries to kill Alex, his clock still reads 1:00 even so a few minutes should have passed. In addition, when his clock reads 1:02, early daylight can be seen lighting up his house, even so it should be at least four hours before dawn begins to break. See more »

Quotes

Alex: [examining Excalibur] There's something written on the guard. Put it into Google Translate.
Bedders: It means "Sword of Arthur". What if it's the Sword in the Stone?
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Roma/The Kid Who Would Be King (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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Suspend disbelief and simply enjoy.
4 May 2019 | by rptreziseSee all my reviews

Didn't expect much from this but the kids are good, Merlin (both old and young) is a delight and it's actually rather corny fun. If you expected it to be anything else, why are you watching it? Only effect I thought weak was the one for 'MorganaDragon' and the rest are up to par, in the main. Story isn't overlong, unless you can only tolerate cartoons. Neither the best, nor the worst film you'll see. Give it a go. Avoid preconceptions. If you're disappointed, you simply have no soul. Particularly if you can't warm to Bedders immediately.


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Language:

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Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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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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