Just now getting home from watching Jack the Giant Slayer and my mind is still reeling. Bryan Singer has managed to capture my imagination for almost two decades now- from The Usual suspects to X-men 1 and 2- now he manages to enthrall audiences with his version of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Starring Nicholas Hoult (from one of my favorite new movies, Warm Bodies, X-men First Class) Ewan McGregor, Ian McShane and Eleanor Tomlinson just to name a few, Jack the Giant Slayer brings a very, very classic story and puts a really enchanting and unique twist into it.
The movie begins with twin storylines, Jack in one scene and the Princess in the other, both being told the legend of the giants by their parents. Ten years later and both children are grown up and fighting their assumed fates without realizing what their actions are causing. From beginning to end not only does this movie manage to maintain the interest of everyone watching it, but you will be thoroughly amazed by the scenery and special effects which explode off of the screen.
Enter- synopsis: The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.
Who this is for? While it does have violence throughout, I would call it barely a PG-13. There is not any blood that I remember, just some scary scenes which show the giants eating some of the humans, but only in a way that alludes to the fact without actually showing the gore they could have. Moose and Tater both watched it and enjoyed it, but they enjoy these types of movies. If you have a child who is easily scared, this might not be the best one to take them to without you screening it first.
Who this is not for? Reference: Above…
My recommendation- I love watching movies in the theater and this one is not an exception. If you can wait until DVD, more power to you but you will miss out on feeling the roars of the giants and some of the other special effects. Oh- be sure to check it out in 3D…