Title: Jack the Giant Slayer
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Notable Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy
An ancient war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.
Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend … and gets the chance to become a legend himself. Summary from Official Movie Site
I’ll be completely honest. I was mostly excited to see Jack the Giant Slayer because Ewan McGregor is in it. Fortunately, not only did I end up enjoying watching Ewan McGregor on the big screen, I also really enjoyed the movie.
Yes, the movie is a bit cheesy. And, yes, the story is lacking in some respects with a few minor plot holes. But, overall, I really enjoyed it. I thought it was exciting, fun, and funny. And, I really enjoyed the special effects (other than the animation at the very beginning).
I loved all the actors. I thought they played their parts well, especially Ewan McGregor. But, honestly, he can do no wrong in my eyes. I especially loved his hair and I wonder how much product they had to use to get it to stay that way! I recognized Bill Nighy’s voice immediately as I thought Davey Jones had returned from his locker. And, with Ian McShane as part of the cast, it almost seemed like a Pirates reunion. Going in, I didn’t realize Stanley Tucci was in the movie and was pleasantly surprised to see him. He’s definitely one of my favorite actors and I enjoy almost every role he’s played!
I’d definitely recommend seeing the movie on the big screen so you can get the full effect of the special effects. But, if you don’t see it on the big screen, it’s not a big deal. It’ll probably be just as good or just as fun on DVD or Blu-ray.