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Well done retelling of the archetypal Hero's Journey!

By Ob1zenobi
Written February 14, 2016
Very well done. Saw in 3D but would have been just as happy to see it in 2D, it was a timing issue. We all liked it a lot! Great retelling of one of the great mythological themes. It was good to see an updated rendition of this fine classic, they did it very well in our opinion. There were enough plot twists to keep it interesting. I guess the jaded critics never read or watched the late great Joseph Campbell, who taught anthropology at Sara Lawrence & wrote many outstanding volumes including HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES, also POWER OF MYTH etc, which was also a PBS video series on Cosmological Archetypes years ago with Bill Moyers interviewing Campbell at the Skywalker Ranch. Some of the most worthwhile work ever done in bringing to life the real importance of the stories such as this, that depict the HERO'S JOURNEY.. When people of all ages forget Legends, folklore & Fairy Tales, they are missing a larger point.
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Fun for me and the little man

By tyronesmommy
Written February 13, 2016
I thought it may be a bit munch for my 6 year old boy but he loved it. The giants biting off peoples heads I could have done without but overall it was a good movie...it was a cool twist on a fairy tale.
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Jack the Giant Slayer

By bebesmc
Written May 05, 2015
7 out of 10 stars....it reached a point which we thought was the end but dragged on from there...not at all recommended for kids under 11 years old....there were lots of scared, crying younger kids in the audience.
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Jack and the Goofball Giant

By MikeMuscato
Written July 28, 2015
The movie was a bit goofy, especially the 2 headed giant. It had a fairly descent plot with some very good actors, but the special effects were really not taken seriously and it shows.
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Nothing truly fancy, but you get more than you were thinking you were gonna get!

By johnnymich01
Written March 31, 2015
It's "Jack and the Beanstalk" and they did a great job with it! The story was a little darker and more grim than you might expect for a "child's tale," yet it was good for all ages! If I had kids, I'd own it. Didn't need to see it in the theater, but still wasn't bothered that I paid to see it or anything. Definitely worth seeing at some point and well done. My personal opinion is they could have made the story even more interesting a few ways, but I think they didn't want to complicate it too much. Enjoy it for what it is and you will appreciate it!
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