In first perspective, this film seems odd at the very least. A young girl, struggling with finding her identity and, as it seems, on the verge of puberty, tries to deal with that aswell. She is depicted as an outcast in school.
During the film it reminds you somewhat of the antipole of Bridge to Terabithia. After all, that film is with a very light, cozy tone, with a girl that seems to find friends wherever she goes.
The drama is also sort of likewise, in the sense that it’s death. In I Kill Giants it becomes clear that Barbara (interestingly played by Madison Wolfe) is most certainly fighting something, as a result of not wanting to deal with her home situation. Because it keeps being mystified what’s going on exactly, the film appears quite slow for at least the first half hour to 45 minutes. Barbara gives big mouths, doesn’t even wánt to connect to anyone, doesn’t want to cooperate and so on.
In the end you get it’s a sort of OCD, something we all pick up at some time, even for buying such a thing as lotterly tickets, to have a ritual. To make sure everything will be alright.
You have to be in the mood for a bit of drama and you’re gonna have to deal being inside the mind of a young girl and her peers, but it is, in the end, a proper good watch.