“I Kill Giants” tells the story of a lonely little girl named “Barbara” who deals with her life’s struggles by escaping it into a fantasy life, a life where giants exist and threaten to destroy the world. This movie was directed by Anders Walters and stars Zoe Saldana.
The Film Stage Jared MobarakWhile the film isn’t as subtle as A Monster Calls or Where the Wild Things Are, it captures the messiness of suffering just as well.
“I Kill Giants” is a movie that captures perfectly well the themes of denial and grief but still manage to incorporate magical creatures who, according to Barbara, threaten to destroy her town. The movie does not manage to deliver the little girl’s fear of the monsters since we directly understand that they are extracted from her imagination. So during the whole film, I was not creeped out by them or worried that they would destroy the world since I knew they were not real. Moreover, even though the movie is highly enjoyable and the theme tackled is very interesting, there are a few unexplained matters and unanswered questions which makes the plot incomplete. On another hand, “I Kill Giants” is marked by a beautiful colour palette; I think visually the movie is very beautiful.
In conclusion, I don’t necessarily recommend this movie but I still think it’s entertaining and has a meaning. If you’re looking for a movie that has a similar theme and story, I definitely recommend “A Monster Calls”, I liked it better.
I give “I Kill Giants” a 2.75/5
4/5: Very Good
1/5: VERY bad!
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