The Kid Who Would Be King made me think – Grange Hill meets King Arthur, as the picked-upon boy is the only one who can save the world.
And of being told he must put paid to the evil Morgana, “How am I supposed to stop her? That’s ridiculous. I’m 12(!)”
This sounds like an utterly terrible idea for a movie, as a band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace, especially with a tagline, “The kids rule, and evil gets schooled” – with British locations and actors mixing with daft Americanisms, but I was laughing a lot during this trailer and it looks like it might just hit the right mix between a fun film for kids, and a film that adults will also enjoy.
Writer/Director: Joe Cornish
Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Taylor, Patrick Stewart, Rhianna Dorris, Dean Chaumoo, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough
Check out the trailer below:
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