DVD Review – I Kill Giants (2017)

I Kill Giants, 2017.

Directed by Anders Walter.

Starring Madison Wolfe, Sydney Wade, Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots and Jennifer Ehle.

Synopsis:

Strange things lurk off shore in this small coastal town. Barbara (Madison Wolfe) is the self-appointed guardian keeping mile denizens at bay. Isolated, precocious and uniquely qualified, only the arrival of Sophia (Sydney Wade) and school psychologist Mrs Molle (Zoe Saldana) bring about change for this giant killer.

Films sold on their fantasy credentials are normally cut and dried. Mythical, magical and decidedly cheesy inhabit one camp, while grandiose, majestic and world building epics hide elsewhere. That this Anders Walter film sits uncomfortably in either group is testament to a movie which blindsides, confounds and surprises within its running time.

Madison Wolfe’s Barbara is a typical outsider peppered with character flaws reminiscent of The Goonies or Et with dashes of Gilliam’s Time Bandits in tone. Her pre-possession, naturalistic
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