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AT THE RITZ: Justin and the Knights of Valour (PG)
12:53pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in What's On
OUR hero is Justin (voiced by Freddie Highmore), a sweet-natured boy who dreams of becoming a valiant knight like his grandfather, Sir Roland.
However, the Queen (Olivia Williams) has banished knights from her kingdom, and has placed her trust instead in lawyers including Justin's father Reginald (Alfred Molina), who wants him to abandon his dreams and pursue justice instead.
During a visit to his gran (Julie Walters), Justin is inspired to defy his father.
“If you want to be a knight, you'll need a quest,” Gran tells him tenderly and Justin decides that he will bid farewell to his sweetheart Lara (Tamsin Egerton) in order to find his grandfather's sword.
En route, he joins forces with a plucky barmaid called Talia (Saoirse Ronan) and a soothsayer called Malquiades (Walliams), and gains valuable training from three wise monks – Blucher (James Cosmo), Legantir (Charles Dance) and Braulio (Barry Humphries) – at the fabled Tower of Wisdom.
Meanwhile the baddies – banished Sir Heraclio (Mark Strong) and his sidekick Sota (Everett) – exploit the absence of the knights to plot a coup.
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