It is genuinely hard to leave a poor rating for this good-hearted endeavor by people who are probably all very nice and well-intentioned: This is story about being nice with very nice actors and a nice message. But the creativity, freshness, spontaneity and immersion of such movies as The Goonies and The NeverEnding Story just isn't in this film. Not only did everything seem stiff and forced and slow, but it lacks confidence and enthusiasm. There was no confidence in the audience's ability, even as children, to grasp the moral. The message is repeated--lectured, really--over and over and over again. There is one tone, one mood, and one direction throughout thus the story lacks rising tension. Its greatest achievement (not a spoiler) is taking two bullies and (almost magically, without much effort) convincing them to be kind and noble instead (this description of that sounds better than how it played out). There are some enjoyable moments but the main battles are too unbelievable for adults and probably too scary for children. The excessively-rasping-evil voice of the antagonist had me cringing every time she was on screen. Meanwhile, our heroes looking stiff and overstuffed in their puffy down jackets and toy helmets seemed somehow symbolic of the movie's main flaw. I truly do hate to be overly critical to such a very NICE movie. Ergo the 3 stars. Then again, underestimating your audience's intelligence (yes, even children are intelligent and probably don't appreciate such scary ladies and fiery minions anyhow), isn't the nicest thing to do, is it?
By Detroit Jh
From a child at 10 to a child at heart this was a amazing adventure
This is an incredible excellent movie I always want it a movie like this with kids 😎 more like kids can be agents and rescue a princess thank you for making this movie
Booo! Who watches this crap?
The Kid Who Would Be King | Official HD Trailer #1 | 2019