A Monster Calls

A boy who seeks help from a tree monster for his everyday problems and for a cure for his dying mother.

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Dark, morbid and somehow too emotional for young audiences. Well, despite having these gloomy nature of the film, A Monster Calls showcased a great talent from Lewis MacDougall, excellent visuals and animation, and a heartfelt story of acceptance.

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Inferno, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and A Monster Calls, I’m not sure what happened here, but why are they always killing Felicity Jones this previous year, 2016?.

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Though the movie is not the traditional fantasy adventure we’re used to see, A Monster Calls, on the other hand, gives its audiences meaningful lessons learned in a painful way.

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I love idea of the film to use our inner monsters, our hidden beasts, to realize life’s important messages. Liam Neeson’s voice have done a marvellous job is making this tree monster very realistic. At least, its good to see Groot learn some new words.

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Director: J.A. Bayona (The Impossible 2012)

Main Cast: Lewis MacDougall ; Liam Neeson ; Felicity Jones ; Sigourney Weaver

Genre: Drama ; Fantasy 

Rate: 7/10

Release Year: 2016


  • Liam Neeson can be seen in a photo carrying a young Felicity Jones, which means that he is Lewis MacDougall’s grandfather.
  • The chuch that was featured in the film is the St. Thomas’ at Heights, Delph, Oldham.
  • Tom Holland was the stand in for the monster during filming, he previously worked with Director Bayona in The Impossible (2012).
  • The screenplay for the movie was included in 2013 Blacklist, a list of most liked unmade scripts of the year.
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