Well, I have to admit that things are really starting to look up for me since my life turned to shit.
Solid directorial debut for actor David Oyelowo, who also appears as the father of Gunner, a young aspiring graphic novelist. Along with Gunner’s mom (Rosario Dawson), they’ve just moved to small town Oregon, where the title figure looms over as a legend, a creature who is said to give the gift of eternal life. What follows is a family-friendly adventure, well-paced and beautifully shot, but also thoughtfully told, earning both its thrills and its tears. If I had kids, I’d much rather show them this Oprah-produced film than another mega-budgeted Disney remake.