Thursday, August 1, 2013

Movie Review - Jack The Giant Slayer

Title: Jack The Giant Slayer

Year Of Release: 2013

Review Date: July 31, 2013

Rating: PG-13

Running time: 96 minutes

Box Office Gross: $197,687,603

Site Rating: 6 out of 10 stars

Jack The Giant Slayer is a fantasy film based on the children's tale "Jack And The Beanstalk." The big budget film ringing in at a  $200,000,000 price tag, made $197,687,603 at the box office, which was considered a disappointment under the circumstances.

The film centers on Jack, a peasant, who meets Princess Isabelle, after rescuing her from a dangerous situation. Shortly after he is given a pouch of magic beans by a mysterious man, with the warning that he was not to get them wet and he does, then trouble ensues. The magic beans sprout into a beanstalk that leads to another world of vicious, unfortunate looking giants who are cannibals.

Some of the scenes in this film are quite gory and gross, especially the cannibal cooking scene. As stated above, the film was quite expensive, but there was still missing elements. Overall, the cast was good, but the stand out actor in this film is Ewan McGregor, who put in a commanding performance.