Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Kid Who Would Be King passes the time but never really ascends further than feeling like a 70’s made for TV Disney movie. Even the presence of Sir Patrick Stewart can’t elevate this film beyond just being ‘good’ and overall you get the feeling with a little less repetition and a tighter run time, it would have been much stronger. There are things to like – Serkis, the effects and the Harry Potter feel – but ultimately the message is a bit heavy handed and the film a bit too flabby.
Best Bit: Serkis is great
Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Attack The Block, Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone, Percy Jackson
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…