Written December 19, 2014
It is simply a movie that has the elements of a good time - action, humor, the subtle spark of romance, and a cast of actors well suited for the roles they took. The graphics were excellent and the 3-D was Universal Studios style with effects that make you recoil away as if the movie was coming at you. It's true that this is a revamped childhood story-book adventure, but it was well played and directed to to be more of a well-round story for the 21st century audience.
Written January 27, 2015
I liked this movie. It was action packed and the FX were "Fee, Fi, Fannntastic. Although, the process in which they make 3D movies have certainly changed from that of the 60's and up. The former 3D movies used to come right at you. Now you have to squint your eyes and such. Most of the movies are really just 2D and have very little 3D action.
This movie, although it is very action packed, failed in the 3D department. Most of the movie was 2D only. They should have stuck to that formula. All in all it is a good "Little Diddy", also loved Billy Nighy and Ewan McGregor, they are remarkable actors. The storyline had a measure of storybook plausability. Come on what do you want, it"s a children's fairy tale after all. My family and I loved it, I intend on buying the blue ray when it comes out.
Written November 27, 2014
Yeah wrong title but hey he had to be to escape those Giants. Great story about the old tale Jack & The Beanstalk. Good for younger teenagers not so much for the kids. Great movie for a date with some nice effects especially in 3D. I say go.
Written July 30, 2014
Good story and lots of adventure! 3D effects were above average and add to the story! I'm not sure that I would take kids under the age of 7 or 8 because (semi-spoiler-alert) there are a lot of characters that get eaten by the giants; could be unsettling for some kids.
Written October 29, 2014
In this age of appealing to the lowest common denominator (which admittedly this movie does with the whole "giant chef" scene), its refreshing to see an old fashioned fairytale yarn. The actors turn in fine performances (Stanley Tucci's scenery-chewing villain is repulsively delightful). It's also a family friendly romp, although some of the scenes get a little scary for younger children. The story does also toe the edge of running too long, but why carp? It's fun. Take a break from the Hollywood pop culture sludge machine and buy some magic beans.