The Mighty

August 5th, 2009

Maxwell Kane (Elden Henson) is extremely large, huge and a very strong seventh grader. He suffers from learning disability. He is silent and a bit slow and very shy to his mates. He has no friends. One day a new neighbor moves to the next house. A small boy Kevin Dillon (Kieran Culkin) is a rare physical disabled near-genius suffering from Morquio's syndrome. He moved from Saint Luis with his mom (Sharon Stone) to escape bullies in the old place. Kevin was running all his life to avoid other children picking on him because of his disability. Wherever they moved, soon after other kids bullied on him and it was the time to move on again. This time, Max meets his new neighbor at his yard where Kevin was constructing a flying robot. Soon the boys befriends each other and Kevin invites Max to his imaginary world full of adventure and Knights of Avalon, the knights of the King Arthur. Max realizes, that they are a great team, that Max is Kevin's legs and Kevin is Max's brain.

The movie was based on a book Freak The Mighty (Scholastic Signature) by Rodman Philbrick, buy it here.

Other kids start calling them freaks and amazing thing is, both boys do not care. Kevin even replies: "This is what we really are...". This team - knights of the round table are on their quest helping other people and fighting bullies. Max is changing under Kevin's influence and becomes more communicative enjoying life, even though sometimes it is hard for him to cope with Kevin's ideas. He quotes: "Why am I always the one who ends up knee deep in crap?" But he loves the small boy and protects him with his whole heart and strength. Kevin on the other hand got moments in his short life he has never experienced: he could get to a local fireworks, which he has never been, he could attend physical exercising at school and play basketball and he even became a star in his grade. And Kevin appreciates it and when his best friend ever gets himself into troubles, he goes across the town to help him.

The Mighty is a gentle family drama of a strong friendship and building of trust. It was released in 1989 and it was almost immediately forgotten.

"Every word is a part of a picture. Every sentence is a picture. All you do, is let your imagination connect them together..."

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Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

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