Movies in Review: “Jack the Giant Slayer”

Jack_the_Giant_Slayer_posterMany people have anticipated The Oz movie, but I think I have anticipated this one more. I haven’t been a fan of all the nursery rhymes and childhood stories being made into movies, but the trailer for this one had me looking forward to its premiere. Unfortunately I saw it a week later than I hoped to, but I made sure to make it into the theatre my first free opportunity hoping I wouldn’t face disappointment.

After having an abysmal jan-feb, it seems that movies are on an upswing…finally! I am finally getting my monies worth instead of leaving the theatre with an attitude…lol. With that being said, I loved Jack the Giant Slayer. Nicholas Hoult, you may remember him as Beast in X-men First Class, was a joy to watch. There was something so easy-going about him as Jack. He has a “Clark Kent” look about him that had me thinking he was going to go behind a building and the next minute show up in a red and blue spandex suit…lol…but I digress. What I’m trying to say is that he was super cute and fit his character well. The only problem I had was with the leather jacket he was dressed in. It looked like it was out-of-place in the movie. I looked like something you would find at Neiman Marcus…Im just saying.

I always love Ewan McGregor, and his part in this film was no different. I love that McGregor knows how to capture and bring life to the characters he plays. It hardly ever feels like he’s acting. I enjoyed every scene he was in, and wished he was in more. I wasn’t really a fan of the actress who played the Princess. I can’t really put my finger on the problem I had with her, but there was something about her that seemed forced…eh…whatever…

So far Jack has been the best movie I have seen this year. There are a number of great characters, especially the Giants and I also thought they did an excellent job of bringing this story to life and not messing it up…A-


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I am creative by nature, and analytical by design. My escape from the riff raff of everyday life is a great movie. I do not title myself as a movie critic. I am a part of the viewing audience simple and plain. I started this blog to give a real life review of films, as an avid movie goer. Movies are expensive, and not always worth the money. I hope my reviews help you in your descision.
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7 Responses to Movies in Review: “Jack the Giant Slayer”

  1. Hmm very positive, good review. Think I will watch it this weekend, well this or Welcome to the punch.

    • Welcome to the Punch I haven’t heard about. I just read the write up on it, and it looks good. Thanks for mentioning it. I love James McAvoy, and Mark Strong is great too. Not sure which one you will choose to see, but it doesn’t look like you will go wrong with either. Enjoy! 🙂


  2. oh man…the BEST so far? you and I def didn’t see the same movie! hahaha. (Oh, this is what I love abt comparing our notes back and forth)! 😀

    but…the best of the year so far? we’ll just chalk it up that statement to your absence from the theaters for a while! 😉

    • LMAO!!! Well what movie beat it? This movie was sooooo cute! Ahahahha…now I really cant wait to see what funny phrases u used to put it down.


      • 😀 haha. of the year? so far? ummm, while that is tough to answer given the poor choices, I will say that I like Snitch for that title so far. It’s not great mind you, but the characters were far more believable and developed than I expected.

      • Snitch was decent, but Jack was much better. What character development did u need. It was a fairy tale…lol. I think it is one of the better ones brought to the big screen.

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