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Friday, July 19, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer


- view from a magic beanstalk

This week's movie rental was Jack the Giant Slayer ....

a 2013 American fantasy adventure film based on the fairy tales "Jack the Giant Killer" and "Jack and the Beanstalk" .... and stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor. The film tells the story of Jack, a young farmhand who must rescue a princess from a race of giants after inadvertently opening a gateway to their world.

Light entertainment but I loved it :) and it's not just me - Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times wrote ...... "Jack the Giant Slayer" is a rousing, original and thoroughly entertaining adventure. Director Bryan Singer, a first-rate cast and a stellar team of screenwriters, set designers and special-effects wizards have dusted off an old and (let's face it) never particularly compelling fairy tale and have given us a great-looking thrill ride in which we actually care about a number of characters ...

Some screen captures ...

Jack lives on a small farm with his cat ...



When the princess is taken to the land of the giants, Jack and the captain of the king’s guard (Ewan McGregor) set out to save her ...



They save the princess, but the giants follow and attack the castle ...



Somehow the good guys triumph and Jack and the princess fall in love ....



And weirdly, everything somehow ends up in modern day London :) ...



The trailer ...




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