The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King

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


Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

Title The Kid Who Would Be King
Director Joe Cornish
Director of Photography Bill Pope
Runtime 2 h 00 min
Certification PG
Release Date 16 January 2019
Tagline An army to fight. A demon to slay. A world to save. No pressure.
IMDb Id tt6811018

The movie was as inspiring as a dead frog but kept a great story going even when reality lacked. This movie was based around the story of King Arthur who withdrew the sword in the stone. The movie is an amazing adventure that not only the characters experience but you also experience. Anyone who likes a good tingle of excitement and scare will love this movie. I found that a few of the scenes were slightly hard to follow. I also thought that when Mertin came into the film that he was a complete and utter weirdo but he turns out to be a lovable and interesting character, though you can only watch someone clap their hands together so many times.

I felt the story was ruined when we found out that the Alex’s dad was a bad person when the movie had been setting us up for a big YAY moment that turned into a YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME moment. I feel this movie was exciting, scary and heartwarming but all at the wrong times! This movie lacked an aim which all movies must have but this one did not. The movie created the instinct that all children in high school believe that killing a monster is more fun and entertaining then school. This movie shows that kids are NOT prepared for the real world and that violence is just a harmless and fun way to fill your time.

I know I’m making this movie sound like an abomination but I actually quite enjoyed it. That is why I give this movie 3 ½ stars out of five. I know I’ll be buying this movie on DVD and you should too.

Reviewed by: Cate Mead, 12 years old

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