Jack the Giant Slayer Review
Jack the Giant Slayer, directed by Bryan Singer, is the latest of many disastrous fairytale re-creations. Based on the classic story, Jack and the Beanstalk, the movie tells the not so original story of Jack, a poor farmer’s son, who is given some magical beans that grow into a giant beanstalk taking the princess of the kingdom with it. Jack climbs the beanstalk and discovers a land of giants. He fights the giants, rescues the beautiful princess and they all live happily ever after.
This movie was a GIANT cliché and has received many one star reviews. The predictability and non-existence of an original story line may have been a contributing factors. However, the scenery and special effects were very well executed. The movie tried to include some witty one liners at times but, it was funnier how sad the attempts were.
Remakes of age old fairytale stories are becoming increasingly popular in both
film and TV. With recently released movies Hansel & Gretel and Snow White & the Huntsman along with television series Grimm and Once Upon a Time. Fairytale plots are obviously experiencing a renaissance however, judging by audience and reviewers reactions to Jack the Giant Slayer it might be time to call it quits and find some new, original storylines.