I must say, it’s good to see a film so unabashedly revelling in its fantasy setting! Since the 1980s, fantasy movies have generally had a sort of self-aware, tongue-in-cheek attitude (with certain exceptions, like The Lord of the Rings), so it’s nice to have a new movie that is aware that it’s silly but isn’t trying to wink at the audience. Plus, Bryan Singer is directing. That guy’s made some great movies! I just hope this doesn’t turn out to be the next Snow White and the Huntsman.
Jack the Giant Slayer comes out March 1, 2013.