Wednesday, 20 March 2013

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Review

Words Nicola Johnston

A good story stands the test of time and Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack the Giant Killer and the stories that surround the legends of King Arthur are among those tales. They are classic stories, which have endured for generations, deceptively simple but there power shines through every time they are retold. They play upon our hopes and fears, our love for heroes and adventure, the happy ever after.

The film Jack the Giant Slayer, directed by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Valkyrie) offers up a great cast including Ian McShane, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci and it stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men, Mad Max Fury Road) as Jack and Eleanor Tomlinson (Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, The Illusionist) as the brave young Princess, who is desperate for an adventure of her own outside the castle walls and an adventure is exactly what she gets.

The film deals with huge themes, perseverance, self-sacrifice, bravery, love, growing up, good and evil, with lots of amazing action and of course giants, lots of them. The visual effects are impressive and because it’s in shot entirely in 3D you never know what to expect.

It is definitely a film that adults will enjoy and children will love, it has something for everyone. A delightful film which is well put together with impressive special effects, its very theatrical, dramatic and also hilarious above all a great adventure the whole family can enjoy.


JACK THE GIANT SLAYER UK Release date: 22 March 2013

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