-REVIEW- Cinema Watch.
(2019) directed by #JoeCornish
with #LouisSerkis #TomTaylor #DeniseGough #AngusImrie #RebeccaFerguson
The follow up film to the childish scifi film Attack The Block, a film which I found enjoyable, atad cheesey and somewhat forgettable. I found The Kid Who Would Be King very similar, but as it's fresh in my mind this should be more in depth? Set in a current day Britain with its crumbling social and political status makes a key backdrop for the events of the film. Which follows 12 year old Alex and his best friend Bedders who find a magical sword, Excalibur. Alex has a destiny to fulfil, preventing the magical evil spirit Morgana from taking over the country and having the population of Britain as her own slaves. So it's up up Alex, his group of nights and Merlin to save the world over the course of a few nights to restore order to the country, or kingdom. I found the film absurdly childish, I mean a bit too, the humour is cringe and not really funny at all. The aspect of bullying is brought up here n there in the most cliche way possible, its painfully funny to watch. I don't think it was meant to be. The whole film is full of boring characters who are also overly cliched too, from parents, teachers, other students it just isn't good really. No one at all seems complex enough to form a great emotional connection with, they tried it with Alex's parents, mainly his mum all in an effort to try and work for everyone. With the films team of 5 heroes, 2 of which serve the bad can turn good idea, go on a journey across to the country, learning to get on and putting their differences aside for the greater good, it's at this point you begin to think that we aren't actually gonna learn anything about them, two are bullies, ones a magical shapeshifter who's there for laughs and to give Stewart a bigger role, then Alex's best friend. Each one needed so much more depth which leads me to the films major villain, Morgana, who I somehow saw much more in her, she had the backstory the others lacked despite it making no sense and that she could've just caused trouble anyway? or do I just like Rebecca Ferguson?