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I Kill Giants (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller | 23 March 2018 (USA)
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Barbara Thorson struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters.

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Anders Walter

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Joe Kelly (screenplay by), Joe Kelly (based on the Man of Action graphic novel "I Kill Giants" created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Madison Wolfe ... Barbara
Zoe Saldana ... Mrs. Mollé
Imogen Poots ... Karen
Sydney Wade ... Sophia
Rory Jackson ... Taylor
Allanah O'Connor Allanah O'Connor ... Crony #1
Maya Peters Maya Peters ... Crony #2
Art Parkinson ... Dave
Jennifer Ehle ... Barbara's Mother
Don Wycherley Don Wycherley ... Principal Marx
Aideen Wylde Aideen Wylde ... Mrs. Potts
Noel Clarke ... Mr. Mollé
Sonya Kelly Sonya Kelly ... Mrs. Laney
Ben Carolan Ben Carolan ... Mophead
Brandon Maher Brandon Maher ... Jock
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Twelve-year-old Barbara Thorson flees from reality, living in the imaginary world of fantasy and magic, where she fights with giants. Her family does not understand her, peers do not like her, and she irritates teachers. And only recently moved here Sofia, her same age, trying to make friends with her. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Trivia

Halle Berry was considered for the part of Mrs. Mollé. However, she wasn't considered bankable enough to star in the film. See more »

Goofs

The movie pretends to take place in US (but is filmed in Belgium and Ireland). In the railway depot you can see an old yellow railway locomotive with the inscription 'Rheinbraun'. Rheinbraun is a coal mining company in Germany. See more »

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Titan Voice: All things that live in this world die. This is why you must find joy in the living, while the time is yours, and not fear the end. To deny this is to deny life.
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Gates of Hell
Written by Marcus Rinehart, Evan Moore, Jake Flynn & Sam Harwood
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I Kill Giants: Not the tour-de-force I expected
6 April 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I hadn't planned on watching this anytime soon but pushed it up my watchlist because it was recommended to me.

Within the first 10-15 minutes I had that dull aching feeling inside me, it felt like I was watching Bridge to Terabithia (2007) again and that brought two things to mind.

1) Yes, I'm really going to enjoy this

2) Ahhhh crap this is going to make me cry

The movie starts strong and our little leading lady does a fantastic job of portraying our smart, forthright and odd protagonist.

Trouble is it begins to unknot early and go in directions that I didn't expect and really didn't want it to.

The movie has it's Bridge To Terabithia emotional buildup, but when it arrives its underwhelming and very poorly constructed.

Though I appreciate the effort that went into the writing I think the movie simply doesn't get it across very well. Perhaps it needed more time to develop or maybe those behind the camera simply weren't skilled enough to handle a story of this magnitude.

I'm not saying I Kill Giants is bad, it just should have been a hell of a lot better.

The Good:

Great lead

Nice plot

The Bad:

Cringe inducing in parts

Finale should have been a lot more emotional than it was

Whole movie just falls apart and doesn't meet its potential

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I can only assume the book is better

Are we just supposed to pretend the pyromania thing didn't happen?


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Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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$15,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$342,558
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