I Kill Giants
In select theaters and On Demand March 23
Madison Wolfe, thanks to RLJ Entertainment, joined a few of us for an interview based on her latest film I Kill Giants. I was sent a screening link from the studio so that I could view the film prior to the interview.
About I Kill Giants:
From the acclaimed graphic novel comes an epic adventure about a world beyond imagination. Teen Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe, The Conjuring 2) is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldly confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, her new school counselor (Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy) leads her to question everything she’s always believed to be true. I Kill Giants is an intense, touching story about trust, courage and love from the producers that brought you Harry Potter.
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Madison Wolfe Interview Highlights:
I was impressed at how well Madison Wolfe handled herself during the interview. As a young adult I can’t even imagine being in the spotlight. I asked her how she handles stress in her life. Her character Barbara uses her imagination and role-playing games, but I wanted to know what Madison does in this case.
She replied, ” Whenever I’m really stressed, I really like to just play my guitar, my piano or something, and just do something that I find comforting. And just talking to my friends and playing music and just kind of taking a second to breathe really helps me, I think, whenever life is stressful.”
Madison also did some research on role-playing games. Just enough that she would know how her character Barbara would handle it in the film. The role was challenging for her because Barbara has many layers and Madison knew she would be challenged portraying the vulnerable yet strong character. Here is what she said about what she took away from the film:
Madison: “I guess I really realized more in myself how many layers a person really has, you know, because unless you really, really know someone, you don’t get to see all of those layers. And sometimes you just see the first layer, the first two layers if you’re lucky. But Barbara has so many layers and she has so much stuff going on at home, I think the biggest thing that I learned is just don’t judge anyone until you’re in their shoes, you know?”
Wonderful insights from this young actor and an amazing performance.
My Take on The Film:
I’ll just start by saying when it was over my entire family was crying. (I myself was doing the ugly cry-OMG) I had not read the graphic novel that this film was based on so I was completely caught off guard. It was not what I expected and honestly, that is a good thing in this case. I had the feels in so many ways, but I don’t want to give it all away. Even Madison mentioned during her interview that the trailer does not do the story justice. Here are some things that you should know.
Triggers: death of a loved one, bullying
I say it is a must see for both boys and girls. If you have a tween or teen that has experienced or is experiencing a sick family member use your discretion. I could see that it could be helpful , but it could also be too intense.
I Kill Giants Available in select theaters and On Demand March 23, find it on iTunes.
“All things that live in this world die. This is why you must find joy in the living while the time is yours and not fear the end. To deny this is to deny life. To fear this… is to fear life. But to embrace this…..
Can you embrace it?
You are stronger than you think.”