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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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Storyline

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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giant | bully | cancer | forest | school | See All (44) »


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Adapted from Image Comics 2008 graphic novel series under the same name, by writer Joe Kelly and artist J. M. Ken Niimura. 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 »

Quotes

Barbara: Ever lose a dog?
Sophia: Yeah. It got hit by a car.
Barbara: Probably not. Probably hors d'oeuvres for a giant.
Sophia: No, my dad backed over it.
Barbara: Oh. Lucky.
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Written and Performed by Rasmus Walter Hansen (as Rasmus Walter)
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Fantasy & Real World Combine
15 October 2017 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

People fear what they do not understand. For Barbara, a teenage misfit who believes in giants, this causes a great deal of concern. From her point of view, if others do not understand and cower in fear from giants, then these creatures can cause all sorts of unchecked mayhem. However, the knife of understanding cuts both ways. People do not understand Barbara and fear for her well-being if she persists in what they see as deviant and anti-social behavior. As Barbara goes around town setting giant traps, ignoring her school and housework and isolating herself from others, the line between fantasy and the real world begins to blur. This has momentous impacts on those who love Barbara as well as Barbara herself.

This charming, quirky, funny and powerful film stirs up a lot of emotions. It involves intriguing and poignant themes about bullying, loneliness, confidence, friendship and more. The dialogue between characters is rich and deep, as is the imagery of the giants. Wonderful acting and organization of the scenes, which flow well from one to the other. The story is based on a graphic novel. Seen at the Toronto International Film Festival.


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Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$15,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$342,558
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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