Plot Summary: 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.
Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Darren Lemke (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Dan Studney (screenplay)
Runtime: 114 minMain Cast
- Nicholas Hoult as Jack
- Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabelle
- Ewan McGregor as Elmont
- Stanley Tucci as Roderick
Review: by GG
The movie takes an interesting perspective on the classic tale, telling the story in what I feel is the right way. I'm glad someone finally got the story right. I always wondered why there was only one giant in the old Jack and the Giant Beanstalk fables. Now, we know the truth.
What I Liked
There is lots of adventure, some action, and not too much unnecessary romance. A couple of twists and turns are thrown in there as well. Just when you think the movie is over and everything is safe, think again.
There are a couple of murders/deaths that are unexpectedly inappropriate for children.
Also, one of my favorite parts was Jack running from the Giants on his white horse.
What I Didn’t Like
The movie goes on…for a while. There are some scenes that take a while to develop, and some parts of the movie are pretty slow. The story does not keep you involved/interested for the entire time, and the length definitely could have been cut down.
Probably one of my biggest questions for this movie is “why is there only 1 woman in the entire movie?” Do you mean to tell me that there are all of those Giants and not a single woman? I find that hard to believe. Even in the kingdom, there were very few women.
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