Sound Off: Bryan Singer's 'Jack the Giant Slayer' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
March 1, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Fee, fi, fo, fum." Giants! Or a giant disaster. Finally in theaters is Bryan Singer's delayed CGI fantasy action-adventure Jack the Giant Slayer, originally Jack the Giant Killer, starring Nicholas Hoult as Jack. Joining him is a cast that only Bryan Singer could bring together, with Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabelle, the girl he's after, plus Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner and Ian McShane. After all this waiting, is it any good? Is it even worth seeing? How is the action? If you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Jack the Giant Slayer.
To fuel the fire and enrage the giants, I actually enjoyed Jack the Giant Slayer. Maybe it's because I went in with such low expectations for nothing but crap, and was surprised to find a considerably fun, entertaining, engaging adventure. Slapped in the face with a reminder, again, that Bryan Singer is a damn good director and this was just marketed horribly wrong. Hoult is okay as Jack, he's not my favorite, but does a good job. I was most impressed with the energy, and momentum the film had, almost non-stop right through to that big ass battle at the end at the castle. It actually felt like a Lord of the Rings-size fantasy action epic, and I was lost in it up until the very end, despite knowing how it would all turn out. Enjoyable, but nothing amazing.
What did you think of Jack the Giant Slayer? An entertaining fantasy or complete disaster? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!