Holly on Hollywood – The Kid Who Would Be King

Holly on Hollywood
“The Kid Who Would Be King”
by Holly McClure

THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING is a modern-day take on the King Arthur legend in an epic adventure. British schoolboy Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) and his best friend are constantly getting picked on by bullies. But when Alex stumbles upon a sword stuck in a stone and pulls it free, he becomes the legend King Arthur. With the help of Merlin (Patrick Stewart), Alex and friends have to defeat the wicked and evil Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson) and her undead monsters.

The PG rating is for fantasy action, violence, scary images, thematic elements including some bullying, and language.  Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) is just trying to get by in school with his best friend, Bedders, without getting picked on by bullies Lance and Kaye. One evening when they chase Alex, he winds up in a construction area and finds a sword in a stone – he pulls it out, brings it home and soon his fascination with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table comes to life with the help of Merlin who helps him fight the dark forces of the dead king’s evil half-sister Morgana – a witch-turned-dragon who swore vengeance when she was defeated centuries ago. Morgana and her horde of undead soldiers on flaming horses threaten the safety of the world, I was mesmerized by Serkis (son of award winning Andy Serkis). He’s one of the greatest child actors to grace the screen in some time and truly radiates his hero character. The tradition of having kids save the day works in this movie. And for those who know about  Camelot – the movie begins with a very cool animated retelling of the myth. Themes of bravery, loyalty, bullying, friendship and taking a stand for others shape this fun adventure for older kids to adults.

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~

Holly_McClure

Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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