It involves crafting a storyline that's straightforward enough to engage younger viewers yet sufficiently sophisticated that it keeps the attention of the parents and older siblings who accompany them. This peculiar alchemy eludes the filmmakers behind The Kid Who Would Be King, a fantasy-adventure inspired by Arthurian legends that, although perfectly entertaining for children in the age bracket, may be a bore and a chore for adults. It skims along the surface, always taking the obvious path, never courting interesting possibilities, and trumpeting trite messages about friendship, truth, and belief in self. Those ideas are laudable but good movies find ways to integrate them into the subtext rather than having characters make speeches about them. The narrative, aside from running about 30 minutes too long, features only one mild surprise - and that doesn't happen until past the midway point.
Expect more brewery hands across the seas in There's been lots of interesting stuff going on in the People's Republic, too. The days of producing an IPA, a blond ale and a stout, are pretty much gone. Teaming up with Jameson to produce our stout also earned us a Gold. To be at that level in the world after just 12 months is truly remarkable. They won Gold for their Grainu Ale wheat beer.