A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mum’s terminal illness.
I really liked this movie, but be prepared to be depressed! As always, I could listen to Liam Neeson’s voice all the time. He just has that type of voice, and it worked perfectly with the monster.
This is a story about a boy losing his mother to cancer and trying to figure out a way to cope with it. Even by not seeing their whole past relationship, you as the audience can feel the bond between Conor and his mom.
The special effects were really good, and there were flashes of a couple of stories that the tree tells to Conor. Those parts were some of my favorite scenes with the cartoon type style.
Conor’s Dad is both likable and not, but you can tell that he is trying. I though Sigourney Weaver was really good too, but what was going on with the British accent?? Felicity Jones is becoming one of my favorite actresses because I can always feel her emotions. Conor had me feeling his rage and sadness especially in the destruction scene.
Overall, a good movie. Some kids may get scared or not understand the overall message, but I took my seven year old to see, and she loved it!
Have you seen this movie or read the book?