Written October 25, 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 September 30, 2014
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 September 23, 2014
movie was fun and entertaining, certainly no major thought processes involved. The 3D process made it a wonderful viewing 2 hours and the action was great when it started to happen though slow in arriving. Good fun which keeps you interested. Sound in movie was incredibly loud.
Though the story line is weak since it is from a children's story, the 3D process keeps you excited and paying attention. I was not impressed with the main actor playing Jack.
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 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!