What parents need to know
Parents need to know that The Kid Who Would Be King is a modern-day take on the King Arthur legend. British schoolboy Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) is just trying to get by in school with his best friend, Bedders (Dean Chaumoo), without getting picked on by bullies Lance (Tom Taylor) and Kaye (Rhianna Dorris). But when Alex stumbles upon a sword stuck in a stone and pulls it free, his fascination with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table comes to life. With the help of a young version of Merlin (Angus Imrie), Alex must turn his enemies into allies to defeat the evil Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson) and her undead monsters. Expect fantasy action violence, scary images, bullying, and some language, but also plenty of positive messages. This exciting adventure looks like a fun, tween-friendly pick.
- In theaters: January 25, 2019
- Cast: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Angus Imrie, Rebecca Ferguson
- Director: Joe Cornish
- Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
- Genre: Family and Kids
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures, Friendship
- Character Strengths: Courage, Empathy, Perseverance, Teamwork
- Run time: 120 minutes
- MPAA rating: PG
- MPAA explanation: fantasy action violence, scary images, thematic elements including some bullying, and language
For kids who love adventure and fantasy
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