This is a great King Arthur spin with adventures and quests for the modern day that asks you to suspend your disbelieve for a bit and enjoy the show! How else could two young boys leave home, travel across country with no money or food or visible means of support and wonder in villages and seaside cliffs without one adult asking what they are doing? God Socks!
It was a pleasant ride from the opening of the movie — using graphic drawings to tell the backstory. Alex, played charmingly by Louis Ashbourne Serkis, is likable from the beginning and we cheer for him all the way. His best friend in life, Bedders, played by Dean Chaumoo, is being bullied and he stands up for him incurring the wrath of the school bullies. He turns it around by making them knights in his quest after he pulls a sword from a concrete stone at a construction site, starting our journey.
The standard story of friendships, loyalty and teamwork come together as our young adventurer searches for his father and for answers for a story he always believed about what happened to his dad. Having been told by his mother that he left a clue, he ventures our on a discovery that helps build his character for the rest of his life. Along the way, he helps develops strong camaraderie with his classmates to defeat the evil forces presented by Morgana and all of her evil henchmen.
If we could all have the Lady in the Lake on standby to give us the tools we need to get it done, the world would be GREAT! It’s a little corny but fun and you don’t mind the predictability of it all. A good rainy day matinee, with some popcorn to pass the time.