Fantasy is in the eye of the beholder. Some people visit worlds of imagination all the time, often times to deal with issues in their personal lives. I Kill Giants is the story of Barbara (Madison Wolfe) who creates elaborate traps and prepares for the arrival of giants, intent on destroying the world. Barbara is closely watched by her school’s new psychologist (Zoe Saldana) who thinks that there is a lot more going on than meets the eye. The film puts into question a lot about the nature of reality and leaves it up to the viewer how much of Barbara’s world is delusion and how much of it is truth. The loneliness and sadness felt by Barbara radiate through the screen and Wolfe gives a stellar performance and Anders Walter makes a stunning directorial debut that gives this film legs.
A somewhat sad look at the angst of teenagers, but a great fantasy film all the same.
Were it not for the great performances this film could have easily floundered, but its subject matter and the way the actors deal with it puts it much higher, giving it…
4 out of 5