JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (2013 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Stars ììì

Jack the Giant Slayer starts slow, but don’t walk out. It’s a great retake on the old “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale. After the Giants find the bag of beans, the story is a smash hit from that point forward.

Storyline

Young Jack (Michael Self) asks his father (Tim Foley) to read him a story before he goes to bed. As his father starts to read a story about legendary giants, the camera flashes to a queen (Tandi Wright) who reads the same story to her daughter, Princess Isabelle (Sydney Rawson). The camera flashes back and forth from Jack’s father’s reading to the Queen’s reading. When the reading is done, Jack imagines that the story is true and the movie is off and running.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Bryan Singer for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Richard Brener, Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, John Rickard, Michael Disco, Thomas Tull, and Toby Emmerich for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jack (Nicholas Hoult), Isabelle (Eleanor Tomlinson), Elmont (Ewan McGregor), King Brahmwell (Ian McShane), and Roderick (Stanley Tucci).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film’s story is exceptionally imaginative with an outstanding ending that makes the film well worth watching.

Ben Meyers

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