I Kill Giants (2017)

Reviewed by Cassidy Hammel (Library Staff)

I Kill Giants features a formidable bunny-ear clad heroine whose troubled home life triggers her imagination to blur the lines between reality and fantasy. This leaves the main character in turmoil, grappling with conflicts resonating from both worlds and devoid of the coping skills necessary to handle her grief. This cinematic counterpart to the graphic novel, written by Joe Kelly, incorporates stunningly picturesque northeastern coastline adding atmospheric gloom and dark notes. The all-female cast is empowering and teaches women that they can fight their own battles and that, at some point, everyone needs a little help. The line that resonated with me after I’d seen the movie was; “All things that live, 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. To fear this…is to fear life. But to embrace this…Can you embrace this?”

Available through the Bridges Library System

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