Hi J-14 readers!
We were lucky to be able to see an advanced screening of the movie 'Jack the Giant Slayer' before it's released in theaters this Friday, March 1! Read on to see what we thought of the movie.
In my opinion,'Jack the Giant Slayer' is a must-see! It's not exactly the fairy tale you remember as a kid, although the movie does stick to the original tale. The story we know and love was beautifully woven together with new details, action, and adventures -- with not just one beanstalk, but six! Nicholas Hoult stars as Jack and Eleanor Tomlinson as the new character Princess Isabelle, and the two share an instant connection after Jack saves Isabelle in the village. I also thought it was amazing that director Bryan Singer didn't make dim-witted giants, they were actually intellectual beings who sought revenge on the people below.
This movie is perfect for anyone who likes action, comedy, and a little romance; and hello Nicholas Hoult is in this movie, that should be enough of a reason to see it! I recommend it to all our J-14 readers!
See you at the movies!
Despite 'Jack the Giant Slayer's commitment to the classic fairy tale, it still had fresh action and new characters that can only be brought to life to its full capacity on the big screen. Nicholas Hoult brought refreshing youth and warmth to his leading role as Jack while Eleanor Tomlinson thrived taking on the role of Princess Isabelle.
What I especially loved about Princess Isabelle was that while she did (obviously) need rescuing, she was just as strong and brave as any of the other characters. Isabelle and Jack were a team, both taking turns at being the hero at different parts throughout the movie. The movie stayed true to the time period the original fairy tale was set in, but Isabelle's mind was light years ahead of her time. Eleanor captured that balance perfectly.
'Jack the Giant Slayer' is a movie I would recommend to any of my friends and a movie I recommend to all of you! It's action-packed, innovative, and highly entertaining. There's not much else you can ask for in a movie! Plus, Nicholas Hoult is in it. Isn't that enough reason in itself to head to the theaters? I think so.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Will you be going to see 'Jack The Giant Slayer?'
Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers.