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The Excalibur Kid

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fun fantasy-adventure introduces Arthurian legend.

Movie PG 1999 88 minutes
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This will be fun and entertaining for tweens and a nice introduction to the Arthurian legend and Merlin's magic. The Excalibur Kid's adventure and setting make up for acting and special effects that rely more on charm than excellence. Zach is enthusiastic and good-humored even in the face of danger, and ultimately it's he who comes up with the time-altering plan that allows Merlin to undo the damage, crown Arthur, and help Zach realize his goals. All this adds to the fun. It's a bit odd that Zach doesn't immediately question how he landed 1,500 years in the past, but he is a roll-with-the-punches kind of guy, which is one of the movie's pluses.

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