The beloved fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk gets the big-screen treatment courtesy of director Bryan Singer (Valkyrie) and screenwriters Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After), Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), and Dan Studney in this fantasy adventure about a naïve farm boy who attempts to rescue a beautiful princess from a race of vengeful giants. When Jack (Nicholas Hoult) inadvertently opens a passageway that allows giants to cross into our reality, the towering titans stake their claim on the world of humans. Should they succeed, Jack's kingdom will be but the first of many to fall. Now, in order to save his people and rescue a noble princess, Jack must summon every ounce of bravery to drive out the invading giants. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
While the special effects were good and the general story a perennial favorite, some details of the movie were just not needed (e.g., the chef "fooling" with his nose) to complete the story content. Such immature scenes are obviously directed at children, yet some scenes of the movie were too scary for young children. I would rent it for my 12 year old, and that's about it.
Good Fun, with lots of swashbuckling and Stanley Tucci steals the show. Another movie trying to steal the current trend of "edgy fairy tale" movies. Beautiful and dark. It fell short of the plot line. Superior than the recent "Hobbit ". NOT your Fathers jack in the beanstalk tail. 21st. Century audience.