The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King

DVD - 2019
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When it came to bullies and adolescence's other perils, misfit Brit schoolboy Alex Elliot (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) knew he couldn't count on the adults around him for much. So when revived Arthurian sorceress Morgan Le Fay (Rebecca Ferguson) and her minions threaten the world, it falls to him to wield Excalibur and rally his disbelieving classmates to his cause.
Publisher: [United States] :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, 2019
Branch Call Number: KID
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digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 DVS, 2.0, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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VaughanPLDavidB Dec 23, 2019

This would have been a decent re-telling of the Arthur legend if only the writers had kept the modern day politics of catastrophe out of it. The actor who played Alex isn't bad but it always helps when your dad (Andy Serkis), can get you a gig.

JCLKarynH Nov 21, 2019

This movie is a fresh reinvention of the Arthurian legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. It pays homage and pokes fun at the same time. The kid actors are racially diverse and have excellent chemistry. Angus Imrie really shines as young, awkward Merlin. I love how the protagonist, Alex, unites everyone, even his enemies. The special effects were top notch. The landscape of Tintagel Cornwall was gorgeous and I wish we had been there longer. What kid wouldn't want to wear armor and slay some monsters with a sword?

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ncs1961
Nov 03, 2019

this film must've been overlooked by the studios' promotions dept. I really enjoyed it and recommend! Characters lovable for both their strength & weakness, teamwork based on mutual need & respect, not blind loyalty or cronyism. Based on literature, to boot!

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gr8_reader
Oct 30, 2019

A great modern retelling of the Arthur legend - really lovely.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Sep 16, 2019

Nice to see parts of my old country of birth. Was stationed for a year near Stonehenge the Southwest part of England. And it's very scenic. But re the movie, I think it's more a younger person's movie. I'm sure they will enjoy.

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Ephriam
Sep 05, 2019

Not for me but children may enjoy it.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Aug 27, 2019

100% a children's movie of a modernized Excalibur story. The CGI was pretty good. Neat to see Sir Patrick Stewart in a children's movie (limited scenes.) The children actors were pretty good. I am guessing the movie didn't do as well in theatres because there wasn't enough story/script material to keep the accompanying adults entertained. Adults may find the bonus material more interesting; it even offers more character background. Mrs. Hudson (Sherlock) ended up on the editing floor! Scandalous ... haha. Seeing the witch without all the make-up will help make the movie less scary for the children. Perfect bedtime story ... if your child doesn't scare easily by witches, fiery horses, and sword fighting. It is Excalibur after all.

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21221018293347
Aug 25, 2019

This movie is reminiscent of the exceptional adventure movies of my childhood. A fabulous out of this world adventure; very ordinary children learning to be heros, learning to change themselves in order to overcome every day obstacles, and obstacles that are not so very ordinary; challenging their very beliefs and morals to work together to overcome the insurmountable. The purpose: learning to work together towards a satifying end. It takes a courageous sole to change themself, and to make changes to the world, and make your world a better place. If you have a inept, confused Merlin to help; and if you get to wear armor and carry a sword, all the better!!

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yesbyedith
Aug 12, 2019

King Arthur present day. Enjoy!!

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Potter29
Aug 04, 2019

its actually pretty fun

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VaughanPLDavidB Dec 27, 2019

VaughanPLDavidB thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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Potter29
Aug 04, 2019

Potter29 thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and over

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blue_jellyfish_678
Jul 11, 2019

blue_jellyfish_678 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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brynn_6
Jun 24, 2019

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May 07, 2019

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i think i said that i didn't know her name is kaye u heard k as in ok i heard in theather you want me to smash your faces yes he said hey laughed i did a little but he said you want me not to smash your faces yes please that what they laughed at i didn't know who the new freak boy is my brother said its just like our round table down streets and in the kitchin the horn sound scared me in theathers and now i didn't see in theathers everyone was looking at merlan in the bus people laughed at the bus driver the wayhe was looking when merly said driver stop this cotch at once and it stamed on the brackers people laughed so dod i and they laughed he knows the shortcut this is part he talks about Morgoana wanton a boy ask what is wanton a bedders says chines food people laughed and he said merlan its not chines food people laughed it means rude or swair or be nasty to people Alex said and a bulliy said thats easy again the black girl said thats alle people laughed people laughed he said we are not walking to corn wall they laughed he said ignorant buffoon he said they will stop here they all fell down then he turned not to rest people laughed i kind of did when he got triped by a tree reminded me of Pocahontas when two guys got tripped furture king reminds me of Lion King again i didn't see that was a so wearid in the hook until now i'm future king again from Lion King when he says swar it everyone says it Lucas says i thought we weren't subpose to swair Lance Alex said when they reached to grab of the people bedyer said thank you and he kneed people laughed people laughed lace said these ponies are way to small there for little girls those dead things are dubble insize we did too people laughed he says he doesn't huddle and then they were huddling together as they were sleeping everyone laughed we did too soon Alex finds out that his dad he drank he was anrgy at everyting and everyone he wasn't a good man and he said he was the one furture king i think people laughed that they were carring a lot of money i didn't Alex has a fether on his helmet noone has it but him when Alex put the sowed down i thought it would move and breke the stone flour but it didn't right away later it did i think they laughed the roots i didn't know it was her i said in theathers i was getting scared of this part when i saw her standing there i was thinking she will say it's all lies she's gonna say when he put the swar in her chest it remines me of sleeping beauty when the princei am gonna see the new Malefient movie in thethers a lady laughed that a owl flew in and turnitslef into a boy it made me cry in theathers his mom said i thought it would hurt you i wanted you to belive he was good just like me i made my mom my friends think that Lucas was nice to me but he wasn't i made my teather think my friends were nice to in gr. 7 and 8 but they weren't i would't tell on them just my mom but i was hurting all year long until June for 2 years in the others i said it remines me of Alexander in a no good very bad day Eclips like Twilght i said

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technic11
Apr 20, 2019

Alex: " Smells like buttz"

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