A modern fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants’ kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.
When I say that Jack the Giant Slayer may be the next John Carter, I don’t mean it in a bad way at all. I’m one of the proud few who really enjoyed John Carter, and I kinda think that Jack the Giant Slayer is going to fall victim to the same pitfalls that John Carter did simply because I already seem to be the only person looking forward to it. Jack the Giant Slayer feels like the kind of fantasy movie that was rampant in the 1980s. It looks funny and full of adventure, but unabashedly enthusiastic about its fantasy elements, and that’s just fine by me. But the PG-13 rating really makes me wonder. I guess this is for the slightly older crowd? Anyway, regardless of who the movie is targeted at, I think it’ll be a damn good time. Bryan Singer knows how to entertain, and those giants look highly entertaining.
Jack the Giant Slayer comes out March 1, 2013.