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The Kid Who Would Be King,... might be smarter that the average live-action kids' movie, but it's hamstrung by a lack of visual imagination and a generic script.
A charming story of fantasy, pop-culture references and myth-making. It's a movie with the playful camaraderie of "Goonies" and a few elements from '80s sagas where young people go on character-building adventures.
By liberating a new generation from the lore they were taught... "The Kid Who Would Be King" empowers its audience to make the world their own.
A charming family-friendly adventure.
A likable enough, Amblin-esque update to the classic Arthurian legend...
There are ways to retell the Arthurian legend in a refreshing way - and The Kid Who Would Be King is it.
Joe Cornish's The Kid Who Would Be King is a stylish and earnest modern retelling of the King Arthur story that's fun for the whole family.
An inviting, often wise family film, boasted by wonderful protagonist at its center.
Joe Cornish delivers a clever and modern take on an epic Arthurian legend. Laced with magic and lore, the film is full of inspiration for younger audiences.
Writer/director Joe Cornish reboots the well-worn King Arthur tale with a 21st-century setting and a fresh narrative injected with socially aware themes cleverly hidden amongst good old fashioned family fun.
If I were 10 years old, The Kid Who Would Be King would be my favorite movie.
Cornish has built a loving testament to the power of legends to build a better future.
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