Excerpt: Giant Absurdity! I am slightly repulsive with the title. The Giant Slayer. Alright folks, time to face the truth. Did Jack slay the giants in this film? Well probably two of them. But neither were slayed. It was all a dipstick stereotype and it is clear that Byran Singer (Superman Returns fame) was preposterous in filming. Nicholas Hoult and Evan McGregor were just like dolls facing the CGI giants, in their attempt to save the princess from being cooked.
Summary: Jack the Giant Slayer, from the talented director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, X2), is a dreadfully dull and soulless film. Its attempt at achieving an exhilarating spectacle is a pretty bad failing, as Singer fills the screen with overblown, unconvincing CGI and giants that are about as digitally ugly as those transformers. The film lacks genuine excitement and fails to provide these poorly developed characters with much color or depth.
"Why is it that people always scream before they die?"
28 June 2013
Excerpt: Synopsis: Jack the farmboy climbs the magic beanstalk with the King's men in order to rescue the princess he loves and to stop the army of cannibalistic Giants from descending to Earth and conquering the world. Comments: If you're looking for a movie that has virtually nothing to do with either of its namesake fairytales ("Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Jack the Giant Killer"), this is it.
Excerpt: This confirms it, Bryan Singer is a studio hack. While watching it, I suddenly had a new found appreciation for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Part 1 out of 3 out of six out of nine. I kid you not, if the hedgehog scene was in this film, it would far and away be the standout. So, Jack is this pleasant peasant boy, he pines after the heir to the throne, the fair skinned princess. Ugh, it's so tedious, let me fast forward this..
Excerpt: The conflict between humans and giants starts again as Jack (Nicholas Hoult) accidentally bridges land below and the land above the sky. *** I was able to come into a theater and see this movie without me knowing that this was a actually an adventure-fantasy movie made for kids. Sure I enjoy it anyway but I expected something like an action-packed, thrilling scenes like X-men, because of its poster which stated "from the director of x-men".
Excerpt: Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) PG-13 Jack (Nicholas Hoult) accidentally discovers a long, lost way to the land of the Giants, a race that the humans had fought and defeated long ago. Now Jack is forced to defend his family and those in the kingdom from a group of super-beings hell-bent on recovering land that, they feel, belongs to them.
Summary: While the second line of the poem no longer mentions the blood of an Englishman, the actors are British and the setting is unmistakably a fairy tale version of Britain. Stealing to get rich has been replaced by a more heroic lets-rescue-the-princess theme, which removes the dubious morality of making a hero out of a recidivist thief.