A boy who seeks help from a tree monster for his everyday problems and for a cure for his dying mother.
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.
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?.
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.
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.
Director: J.A. Bayona (The Impossible 2012)
Main Cast: Lewis MacDougall ; Liam Neeson ; Felicity Jones ; Sigourney Weaver
Genre: Drama ; Fantasy
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.