Sunday, March 3, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer

Director Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer is a fun interpretation of the 19th century English folktale Jack and the Beanstalk that should be appreciated by the young-at-heart, who enjoy fantasy adventures.

Nicholas Hoult and Eleanor Tomlinson make a charming pair of young lovers and the supporting cast, including Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Ian McShane and Bill Nighy all look like they had a good time in this period piece.


It’s not that there is anything new here; it’s just that this film is a pleasant change from the horror films and shoot-‘em-ups that have been the main releases so far this year.
The problem for Warner Bros. and the production companies, principally including New Line Cinema, Legendary Films and Original Film, is that they’ve spent an enormous budget (reportedly $200 million) on little-known principal stars for a fairy tale adaption that may be a bit over-the-head of the youngsters for which the original story has appeal. 

I give Jack the Giant Slayer a 3 out of 5 for the fan-base. 


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