Old-school magic meets the modern day in this epic adventure! Alex is just a bullied kid until he discovers Excalibur, the legendary Sword in the Stone. Now, his friends (and his enemies) must become knights, and join the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to fight the wicked Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must show courage he never dreamed he had!
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.. The Kid Who Would Be King Wiki
Some not great things about this movie, but mostly, I liked it. ‘Funny almost the whole time’ but also really weird. Merlin? He is not one of the good parts of this movie, until he turns in Ian McKellen! Then he’s cool. So all in all, I’d say this movie is good, but not great, I mean, it’s certainly enjoyable... mostly it’s pretty good. Better then I thought it would be, but still not great.
It is genuinely hard to leave a poor rating for this good-hearted endeavor by people who are probably all very nice and well-intentioned: This is story about being nice with very nice actors and a nice message. But the creativity, freshness, spontaneity and immersion of such movies as The Goonies and The NeverEnding Story just isn't in this film. Not only did everything seem stiff and forced and slow, but it lacks confidence and enthusiasm. There was no confidence in the audience's ability, even as children, to grasp the moral. The message is repeated--lectured, really--over and over and over again. There is one tone, one mood, and one direction throughout thus the story lacks rising tension. Its greatest achievement (not a spoiler) is taking two bullies and (almost magically, without much effort) convincing them to be kind and noble instead (this description of that sounds better than how it played out). There are some enjoyable moments but the main battles are too unbelievable for adults and probably too scary for children. The excessively-rasping-evil voice of the antagonist had me cringing every time she was on screen. Meanwhile, our heroes looking stiff and overstuffed in their puffy down jackets and toy helmets seemed somehow symbolic of the movie's main flaw. I truly do hate to be overly critical to such a very NICE movie. Ergo the 3 stars. Then again, underestimating your audience's intelligence (yes, even children are intelligent and probably don't appreciate such scary ladies and fiery minions anyhow), isn't the nicest thing to do, is it?
From a child at 10 to a child at heart this was a amazing adventure
This is an incredible excellent movie I always want it a movie like this with kids 😎 more like kids can be agents and rescue a princess thank you for making this movie
Booo! Who watches this crap?
I really enjoyed this movie and will watch over and over. They created a unique story and great characters. This is a story of overcoming adversity and fighting for the right things.
My 11 didn’t want to watch it, I ask her to give it a chance and after 20, 40 minutes they said:”mom, please buy this movie”
That should be the name u lazy cracks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I recommend it for everyone to check out if you like the King Arthur story. Good movie for the kids too!
This was ok nothing special save your money 💰 I'm waiting for tbs/tnt definitely not buying it also my kids didn't even bother finishing it we ended up getting our money back and watching Spider-Man again.