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I can’t seem to get A Monster Calls out of my mind. There is such an incredible cast and the monster is so intriguing to me. It makes me happy to finally see a new movie that isn’t a remake, sequel, or prequel. Finally a fresh idea and one that leaves some mystery! I think A Monster Calls is going to take us on an epic adventure that will be remembered for decades.
The actors… they are what drew me into this movie before anything else. The cast could only be more epic if Morgan Freeman was in it, but it isn’t lacking the classic actors that we all know and love. Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson… “I will find this movie and I will watch it”.
I love that this movie touches on living with an illness in the family and on bullying. These are two subjects that are often ignored, set aside, or hidden within families. I think it will be interesting to see a child’s point of view when these things are happening in his life. I hope that it’s something that will help us within our own families. I’m excited to watch a movie that’s packed full of emotion.
We have to address the
elephant monster in the room. I believe the monster itself is going to take this movie to an entirely new lever. There’s something so whimsical and childlike about a movie with a monster in it and not just any monster – a monster that a child calls his friend. I can’t wait to see how what this monster looks like! Is it creepy? Is it ugly? Is it what we’ve always dreamed that monsters looked like when we were children.
A Monster calls will be in theaters January 6, 2017
Story: A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor’s father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title.
Director: J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible,” “The Orphanage”)
Writer: Patrick Ness, based on upon the novel written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson
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