Starring: Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots
Director: Anders Walter
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Based on the Man of Action graphic novel by Joe Kelly & JM Ken Niimura
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller | 2017
When I first started watching this movie, I thought it would be just like A Monster Calls, and spoiler alert, I was right. Barbara (Madison Wolfe) is struggling through life and escapes her troubles by entering into a fantasy world where she fights monsters and plays with magic. The people around her, the counselor (Zoe Saldana), can see how troubled she is and wants to help.
I thought Madison Wolfe was great in her leading role for this film. She played the girl who’s getting bullied, the girl who doesn’t want to be friends with anyone, and the girl who wants to kill giants perfectly. Up until the ending I thought it was going to be some kind of schizophrenic thing, but it totally made sense when all the truths were brought onto the surface. I also thought Zoe Saldana was great in her role as the school counselor. I can’t imagine doing something like that in real life, while middle/high school students who are going through something quite traumatic.
I liked the filmography in this movie, particularly because I love small towns on the coast and would love to just visit all of them. I don’t really remember where this one takes place, but I would get Northeast or Northwestern United States… or even Canada. Man, I’m ready for our next vacation (even though it’s the beach and not some rainy cute little port town).
I’m going to give this film a “Liked It” rating. It’s very moving and it’s well filmed and acted. The reasons she is fighting the giants is a noble one, and in the end her realization and acceptance of what’s going on really fits into the whole movie. It’s a great one to watch, would recommend it. (4/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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