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I Kill Giants

  • 2018
  • 104min
  • 77%
  • 6.2 / 10

Barbara Thorson, played by Madison Wolfe, is an angsty teenager who lives with her older siblings. She loves the realm of fantasy, herself having created a world inspired by Dungeons and Dragons as well as the life of a former Major League Baseball pitcher. She believes that giants are coming to attack her hometown and spends most of her days crafting traps and creating weapons in an attempt to defend it. Sophia, played by Sydney Wade, is another teenager who recently moved to town from England. She tries to become friends with Barbara, who shows her the weapons and traps she’s made, wrapping up Sophia in her world.

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At one point, Barbara is shown listening to a baseball game on the radio. This is the broadcast of a game that actually took place on October 26, 1996, during the World Series. The voice is that of John Sterling’s, the Yankees’ play by play announcer, who is calling the last out of the series. Scenes are shot partially in Belgium at a train station called Hombourg. In order to film scenes, the crew had to secure permission from a museum that is stationed there.

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I Kill Giants is a 2017 fantasy drama film directed by Anders Walter. It was written by Joe Kelly and based on a graphic novel of the same name written by Kelly and Ken Niimura. It stars Madison Wolfe, Imogen Poots, Sydney Wade, Rory Jackson, and Zoe Saldana. It was released in the United States on March 23, 2018, and made a gross of $183,754 while generally receiving favorable reviews. It holds a 78% approval rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes while Metacritic has assigned it a score of 74 out of 100. It was distributed by RLJE Films and is produced, in part, by Chris Columbus.