There once was a boy named Jack, who got some magic beans. From those magic beans grew a beanstalk and up at the top of that beanstalk was a land of giants. Now we all know the classic tale, but it was never told like this.
Jack and the Giant Slayer is the latest film to take on a classic story, I last saw this done in Hanzel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. As I am a fan of that film, I do believe this one is the best. I think the great part about this movie is that it is a full action adventure like the films past but it isn't full of blood and guns, it has swords and arrows! The giants are very detailed but not too scary for the younger crowd. I wasn't sure how a Jack and the Beanstalk movie would work, but it works perfectly.
Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) returns to the big screen only this time he wasn't a Zombie, he was the boy named Jack. I am always a fan of his work and was happy to hear that he was picked for this film. He works well together with both Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice In Wonderland) and Ewan McGregor (The Impossible), who play Isabelle and Elmont (in that order). McGregor in his fight scenes, seems to know how to use a sword... maybe he has used one or maybe a saber before. (He has the force). Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) plays Roderick, along side his wacky sidekick Wicke played by Ewen Bremner. (Ewan and Ewen... Don't mix them up). We must not forget King Brahmwell played by Ian McShane (Snow White and the Huntsman), an always fantastic actor. I was a big fan of him in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Blackbeard.
Another wonderful piece of art from the director Bryan Singer, the man who brought us the X-Men movie series. Including the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. I couldn't wait to see this film when I saw it was being done by him.
This film has you on the edge of your seat every moment. I would say this is a film the whole family will love!
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