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.
Written October 22, 2014
Very entertaining, original - I don't ever recall Jack and the Beanstalk this way, but maybe I've been wrong all these years. No matter, this film takes the tale to unique/imaginative territory and it just worked. The story takes you on the ride, not thee effects/3D - that's what matters. Acting across the board was excellent - nothing overboard, no cheesy lines common with such theatrical depictions of tales. If anything, you're left wanting more!
Written January 31, 2015
I rate this a B. We all know the story so no real suprises BUT still fun to watch. I think they did and excellent job creating the giants (even though some of their actions and dialogue were hokey). The acting was OK but the real star is the production design. Great sets and felt like everything that was supposed to be giant ...was. Nothing new here but worth the time....Go and enjoy
Written January 27, 2015
Ok so I went into this movie hoping for some excitement and some nostalgia; what I got was boredom. After the first hour I just really didn't care anymore. The best part was the fact that it was in 3D. If you haven't saw it, take my word for it and see something else.
Written November 28, 2014
Read the mixed reviews but still wanted to see it in XD 3D which was a 50 min drive, so I went by myself. I thought the movie was great.