I went into this film already excited to see it. The previews made it look spectacular. First of all–the actress who played Hushpuppy was amazing beyond imagination. I can’t even express how so very great she is. There were about three moments during the film when she’s just reflecting on the world and her place in the universe and I couldn’t catch my breath. Hearing a little girl say these things I am on the verge of discovering on my own, with such adult insight, is mind-blowing.
Do I recommend this movie? Absolutely. I think the beasts weren’t even needed in the film. The story of Hushpuppy and her father is strong enough to be a great film alone. The ending was perfect–everything about this film was amazing. Go see it as soon as you can!