Written and Directed by Joe Cornish.
Starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart, Dean Chaumoo, Rhianna Dorris, Rebecca Ferguson, Denise Gough, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Nick Mohammed.
A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.
Separating writer/director Joe Cornish’s (Attack the Block) first foray into kids-oriented filmmaking (and general blockbuster filmmaking) is that, unlike most offerings from the genre, The Kid Who Would Be King goes about treating younger audiences with respectful intelligence alongside its rather cliché narrative about togetherness and being yourself. Before the legendary Excalibur is pulled out of any stones, we see these children commuting to school and partaking in their daily routines, consistently overhearing negative news briefs about a divided United Kingdom. And while polarizing events such as Brexit are not explicitly mentioned, most children should be able to