I didn’t know this was going to be a film, but it’s that level of surprise that excites me, and the trailer didn’t disappoint at all. With a young boy dealing with the illness of his mother (Felicity Jones), he falls into a world of magic and imagination to escape issues at home as well as at school. The cast also includes Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, and Liam Neeson as the monster.
It feels like this movie had sex with The BFG, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Bridge to Terabithia. My only fear is that it does what Bridge to Terabithia did in it’s trailers back in the day and play off the monster aspect of the film only for it be strictly a metaphor for loss and anger. Don’t get me wrong, that is likely what we’ll get and that’s cool, but I want the Monster to be in the film a good amount.
It also has the tone of The Iron Giant at some scenes which also excites me. Kids and giant creatures and beings is usually a heartwarming time at the movies, but you never know with films these days. The director is not a huge name, but is respected his circles as a visually splendid storyteller and directed the indie hit The Impossible