‘The Kid Who Would be King’ a modern twist on a well known tale
The story of King Arthur is not a new one. It has been told and retold in many different ways. When I heard about The Kid Who Would be King I wasn’t that excited to see it. Some people I know told me it was actually pretty good though. So when I heard it was coming out on Blu-Ray I decided to give it a shot. I was able to get a review copy and this is what I thought of this film.
You can read the plot for The Kid Who Would be King here:
Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, getting bullied at school and told what to do by his teachers, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, with the help of the legendary wizard Merlin, he must unite his friends and school yard enemies into an allied band of knights to defeat the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be and save the world.
I didn’t like The Kid Who Would be King that much. The movie starts off slow, and takes a while to get interesting. Some of the special effects looked cheap and pretty awful too. Patrick Stewart was barely in this film, only showing up a few times. This was a real shame because I think he could have helped this movie out if he was in it more. As the story moved along it was pretty obvious what was going to happen next. The ending was okay but at the same time not that impressive. Some people might like this movie but I wouldn’t recommend it.