Let Merlin School You in This Training Clip from THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING

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I am super excited for The Kid Who Would Be King. I am a huge fan of Attack the Block, so I can’t wait to see what Joe Cornish has pulled out of his hat this time, and the previews have been giving me a 90s kids movie vibe, which is pretty much the highest praise I could give a kids movie. I am also a sucker for any retelling of the Arthurian legend (I didn’t even hate that terrible Guy Ritchie version a couple years ago). So basically, Joe Cornish + 90s-vibe kids movie + King Arthur = I’m in. Plus, it is too cold to go to the park and this will keep my kid entertained for a couple of hours on a Saturday.

We have a new clip from said (hopefully) future blockbuster, and it is from the beginning of what is sure to be a cracking training montage. I really enjoy the way they are having Merlin do his magic, by the way. The spells all look like he is doing a one-man secret handshake. Watch the clip and let us know if this one is on your list.

The Kid Who Would Be King centers on a 12-year-old boy named Alex who finds his everyday problems dwarfed by his discovery of the mythical sword Excalibur. “Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.”

The movie stars Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson (love her!), who will play the evil Morgana. The film also stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis as Alex, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, and Dean Chaumoo.

It hits theaters on January 25.

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