I hadn’t even heard of A Monster Calls until a few weeks ago, and then only had some interest because it starred Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), whom I like. Had no idea what the story was about (it’s adapted by Patrick Ness, from his novel of the same name), or if it was live action or animated. The movie poster is vague to say the least, as you can see. I put it on the back burner. Last week I read a short blurb that gave off an Iron Giant kind of vibe, and that kind of tied into the poster. Not like I had a ton of enthusiasm, but whatever was there ebbed away a little. Listen, not like I don’t love The Iron Giant like everyone else, but I don’t need to see a knock off. Movie came, movies went, and last night while home alone I decided to watch a double bill. The second movie was The Eyes Of My Mother, first was A Monster Calls. And frankly, it blew me away.