Written August 03, 2013
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Written August 20, 2014
Jack the Giant Slayer is indeed an adventure, but it could have been so much better. The plot of film falls under familiar pretenses such as the reluctant lead who discovers his true potential by the end of the film. Very cliched but it does work for the film. The characters could have been stronger, but the performances were entertaining. There is a big world to this movie, but it is not really explored. When it comes down to it, Jack the Giant Slayer knows exactly what it is: a popcorn film. Thankfully it never talks down to the audience as this is kind of movie you can just enjoy. However, given the film's concept, you think there would be a bigger adventure behind it. Oh well, it is still an enjoyable movie.
Written August 21, 2014
We took our boys ages 15 & 12 to see this for their first IMAX 3D experience. They really enjoyed it. The graphics were great, story line was pretty good, and just an overall good family movie with older children. Some scenes may not be suitable for younger children. The only thing I was disappointed in was the lack of 3D effects. Not worth paying $15.00 a piece for; your better off seeing it on the regular screen.
Written March 16, 2013
I took my 9 year old daughter to see this movie, thinking I would be using her as my pass to see a kids movie that I really wanted to see. Boy was I wrong. She was utterly bored and sleeping before the ending credits rolled. This is NOT a kids movie at all. There isn't a lot of gory stuff, however there is more dialog than a kid wants to hear. I also expected a certain level of "cornballness" to the movie, which I was pleasantly surprised to not have found.
Written March 03, 2013
Thought this would be fun and exciting like "Princess Bride", but it was more like a watered down version of "Lord of the Rings". Violent, graphic, lots of characters dying. CGI was mediocre: I saw it in 2D, but it was annoyingly obvious which scenes they wrote to take advantage of the 3D.