The Kid Who Would Be King (DVD)

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Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

Product Details

Barcode
6009709166332
Department
Movies & TV
Released
26 Jul 2019
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Action
Region
Region 2
Year
2019
Language
English
Subtitles
English SDH
Subtitle 2
Finnish
Subtitle 3
Norwegian
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
2:39:1
Studio
20th Century Fox
Extras
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Origins of a King
  • Young Knights
  • and more
Runtime
115 min
Age Restriction
10-12PGHV
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Kid Who Would Be King
Release Year
2019
Running Time
120 min
Categories
Childrens / Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Kids Adventure / Swords & Sorcery
Synopsis
Writer-director Joe Cornish's family-friendly fantasy film puts a contemporary spin on the legend of King Arthur. An unexceptional English boy (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) pulls Excalibur from a rock and is informed by Merlin (Angus Imrie and Patrick Stewart) that he is destined to lead the charge against evil medieval enchantress Morgana le Fay's attempt to conquer the world.
Cast & Crew
Director
Joe Cornish
Star
Dean Chaumoo / Rebecca Ferguson / Louis Ashbourne Serkis / Patrick Stewart / Tom Taylor
Co-Star
Joey Ansah / Jake Blight / Adam Buxton / Archie Caswell-Chappell / Sean Coleman / Eileen Davies / Nick Davison / Rhianna Dorris / Aimee Dowe / Noma Dumezweni / Mikael Frimpong / Charlie Gorbutt / Denise Gough / Keyaan Hameed / Zak Holland / Ruth Horrocks / Angus Imrie / Connie Jenkins-Greig / John Kinory / Adam Leese / Ria Lopez / Louis Martin / Colin Matthews / Dylan Mitchell / Nick Mohammed / Genevieve O'Reilly / Annelle Olaleye / Jag Patel / Jacob Percival / Skye Sammarchi / Karma Sood / Chloe Stannage / Jared Stewart / Nathan Stewart-Jarrett / Amir Wilson / Connor Wolf
Screenwriter
Joe Cornish
Composer
Electric Wave Bureau
Director of Photography
Bill Pope
Assistant Director
Richard Graysmark
Sound
Jeremy Price
Sound Re-Recording
Gilbert Lake / Mike Prestwood Smith
Stunt Coordinator
Peter White
Set Decorator
Sara Wan
Post-Production Supervisor
Tania Windsor Blunden
Music Director
Nick Angel
Visual Effects Designer
Josh Payne
Production Manager/UPM
Sam Knox-Johnston / Stewart Probert
Animation
Rahul Bhadri / Leonardo Bonisolli / Jonathan Bygrave / Diego Collell / Brendan Fagan / Karrina Hooper / Jack Preston / Robin Purdy / Dan Santos / Grant Wilson
Special Effects Supervisor
Steven Warner
Supervising Art Director
Nigel Evans
Animation Supervisor
Pablo Navarro
Director of Animation
Nicholas Symons
Movie Critics
Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "The story is deftly told, with wit and momentum"
Nick De Semlyen (4 Feb 2019, )
Hollywood Reporter
"The action is lively and quick-paced, and then suddenly over....By not being adhering fully to their code of conduct, the tween knights have ensured one final, huge battle..."
John DeFore (12 Jan 2019, )
New York Times
"THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING has some of the wit and sweep that distinguished Cornish’s earlier work."
Bilge Ebiri (24 Jan 2019, )
RogerEbert.com
3 stars out of 4 -- "Cornish's gift for working with child actors is still apparent, as is his knack for dynamic action set pieces."
Simon Abrams (22 Jan 2019, )
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Cornish’s combo of reverence for an ’80s Spielberg sugar rush and irreverence regarding the self-seriousness that accompanies your Percy Jackson, Magnus Chase, et al. stories lights up the film like a sparkplug."
David Fear (23 Jan 2019, )
The Atlantic
"It’s a film that somehow takes one of the oldest 'chosen one' narratives around -- the story of King Arthur -- and finds something fresh in its tale of heroism."
David Sims (23 Jan 2019, )
The Guardian
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his movie is sentimental in all the right places, and impossible to dislike."
Cath Clarke (14 Feb 2019, )
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t’s a meaningfully relevant film....KID is often delightfully silly, while the contemporary setting allows for ample inventive twists on Arthurian iconography."
Total Film Staff (11 Feb 2019, )
Variety
"With its retro-video-game score and GOONIES-style gang of misfit characters, the movie plays like a throwback to Spielberg-produced adventure films of the ’80s."
Peter Debruge (12 Jan 2019, )
Washington Post
"[A] hopeful tale about the struggle between good and evil in a chaotic world."
(23 Jan 2019, )