Written July 29, 2014
Good movie but not great. Effects were great. I consider this a Redbox movie!
Film was good
Nice story line
I took my two kids, 8 & 4, and they enjoyed it
Written July 29, 2014
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!
Written July 26, 2014
If you are a girl who saw a preview to this and thought, oh this would be a cute hero love story, DON'T GO! It was disturbing, horrifying, and way too gorey. It is not for kids, teens, or adults who dont like horror movies. But Obi-Wan (Ewan) was pretty awesome.=)
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.
Written June 14, 2013
I went to the movie wanting to know their take on the fairy tale thinking it would be stupid. I was as wrong as could be. Jack makes an excellent hero and has a good story and heart. I like how they portrayed the princess. She wasn't just the damsel in distress or the hero. She is a strong person who helps along in the fight and follows jack. It is refreshing to see that. Ewan McGregor delivers the humor at the right moment with the best one liners.
The story is good and so is the CGI. The battle scenes were awesome with great humor. A peek at the humor is this line. I doesn't give away anything because it involves a giant and it takes a lot to kill one if they can be killed. A giant says "I can taste victory" and gets two arrows in his tongue.
Great movie. You have to get it on DVD or Blu Ray.