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.
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...
"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.
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.
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.
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 Stealing to get rich has been replaced by a more heroic lets-rescue-the-princess theme, which removes the dubious morality of...