Starring: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson


Fantasy adventure written and directed by Joe Cornish, in which the story follows a young boy, Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis), who thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.



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Headmistress: [to Alex] It’s a tough world out there, and it’s getting tougher all the time. And the world is not going to change, it’s you that has to change.


Alex: Something amazing happened. You have to see what I found.
[he shows Bedders the sword]
Alex: There’s something written on the guard. Put it into Google Translate.
Bedders: It means Sword of Arthur. What if it’s the Sword in the Stone?
[they both start to laugh]


Merlin: Alexander Elliot, it was you who drew the sword! This realm faces mortal danger!


Merlin: There are four days until the solar eclipse, when Morgana will enter the world of the living.
Alex: Am I supposed to stop her? That’s ridiculous, I’m twelve.


Alex: I thought Merlin was supposed to be an old man. You look about sixteen.
Merlin: An ingenious alias in order to monitor you in cognito.


Merlin: [to Alex] You will need to assemble a team of knights.


Alex: Arthur’s knights gathered at a round table so that they were all equal, and look…
[they all look down at the dinner table, which is rectangular]
Alex: Quick, Bedders, lift up the flaps.
[they lift the flaps of the dinner table, which makes it a round table]
Alex: See.
Kaye: Oh, my God, you’re such a nerd.
Alex: This is destiny.


Bedders: [to Alex] This is the worst and best, the most terrible excellent thing that’s ever happened to me.


Bedders: Where did you learn how to drive?
Kaye: Mario Kart.


[filling up the bathtub with water]
Alex: Mum, don’t freak out, okay? The Lad of the Lake, please return Excalibur.
[suddenly a hand shoots out of the water holding the sword]


Alex: The five of us won’t stand a chance on our own. We need to raise an army.


[to the children at his school]
Alex: Who will join us?
[no one responds]
Merlin: How humiliating.
Headmistress: This is instead of lessons today.
[all the children cheer]


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