I Kill Giants (2017) (mini-review++)

(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 7

directing 6

effects 7

editing 7

writing 6

SW SCORE: 33

3.3 out of 5 🐙

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Weirdly, this movie never had a United States theatrical release but it matches my criteria for ranking (based on a graphic novel or comic) so lets rock and roll.

I like the name. You gotta like someone (or thing) who is direct.

The giant exposition, as told to her British friend, is a bit gimmicky and I’ve seen too many movies and TV shows copping the whole dark filter David Fincher style cinematography.

I know a lot of people love the whole “is it really happening or is she just crazy” paradigm but it just doesn’t send me.

It’s not that I care if a movie has CGI or not. But if your movie is going to have CGI, it needs to be tight in 2017. It wasn’t. And that’s a big problem. It’s distracting.

But despite my earlier gripe, I did like that it’s never clear if she was really fighting giants or just fighting coming to terms with her mother’s illness. It’s not trailblazing but it will do. But I really wanted a lot more. I wanted a bigger reveal. I wanted a revelation that was worthy of the skilled lead up.

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

 

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