The Kid Who Would be King
Showing: Sunday 10th November at 5pm
Director: Joe Cornish
Cast: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo
Runtime: 1h 27m
“An evil army to kill. A demon to slay. A world to save. No pressure.” Successfully transplanting a timeless legend which has existed for over a thousand years, into a very modern day setting is no mean feat, but Joe Cornish is no mean director – with a sharp eye for what creates a hugely entertaining kids adventure, he has created an absolute barnstormer here, in this sparkling 21st Century recreation of the fable of Arthur, Merlin & Excalibur.
“The Kid Who…” is a classic all-ages family adventure, bursting with cutting edge special FX, breath-taking action set-pieces, lots of laughs and tons of thrills & spills, to keep everyone entertained to the very last shot, as the ragtag gang of teenagers led by young Alex (played by Louis Serkis – Andy Serkis’s son, interestingly enough), battle against a mega medieval menace. Great for youngsters, treat the gang to an ideal Sunday evening blockbuster, boasting all the whistles & bells that modern actioners can offer.