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By Bob Garver
Special to Valley News 

Movie Review: "The Kid Who Would Be King"


Last updated 2/1/2019 at 12:17am

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Unless they're part of a huge franchise like "Harry Potter," live-action children' movies are a tough sell. True, Steven Spielberg had good fortune with some family-friendly hits, and "Home Alone" and its various knockoffs did some decent business in the 90s, but the general rule is that if you want to bring in children and you don't have a character they can recognize in the first 10 seconds of the trailer, you'd better be animated. This rule leaves films like "The Kid Who Would Be King" coughing in the dust. The film opened on over 3,500 screens and made a dismal estimated $7.25 million,...

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