The Kid Who Would Be King Review: Excalibur Returns in a Fantastic Adventure

The Kid Who Would Be King Review: Excalibur Returns in a Fantastic Adventure
The Kid Who Would Be King is an exceptional family film based on the Arthurian legend. The rousing fable of Excalibur, the mythical sword in the stone, and the gallant Knights of the Round Table gets a pertinent update for modern times. Director/writer Joe Cornish, who previously made the near classic sci-fi adventure Attack the Block, returns to form. The Kid Who Would Be King has big budget special effects, swashbuckling sword fights, and clever humor; but truly stands out as a morality play.

The story begins in an English suburb. Louis Ashbourne Serkis stars as Alex, a seemingly average twelve-year-old boy who lives with a doting single mother (Denise Gough). He's constantly defending his best friend, Bedders (Dean Chaumoo), from the merciless bullying of the older Lance (Tom Taylor) and Kay (Rhianna Doris). The torment causes Alex to question the cruelty and ugliness in the world. One fateful
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