Jack The Giant Slayer DVD Review

As
it’s rated a 12 hubbie and I settled down to watch this ourselves, with a box
of toffee to share we quite happy! From
the beginning it’s filled with magic (in the shape of a crown forged to control
the giants), adventure, story telling and legends of giants sent back to place
of birth, not able to return to Earth!

Little
Jack asks, “How do you know giants aren’t real?” His dad replied, “I
don’t!” Quality parenting just before
bed! Made me laugh, I can just imagine
the reaction my boys would have had if I said stuff like that!

A
poor farm boy and a princess grow up having the same story about the
giants. I love the different approach,
I like the changes in the story that we have heard a million times so a little
variety is very welcome. Makes it feel
like a whole new tale.

Selling
a horse and cart in the castle instead of a cow. Once there he is protective of a lady who then transpires to be
the princess (disguised so she can watch the pantomime) seeing her being
bothered by a group of guys, he tries to defend her honour but then her royal
guards come to her aid. It’s the start
of a romantic undercurrent in the film, which is quite sweet. As the princess was promised to a much older
gentleman and part of a villainous duo, intent of ruling the kingdom. But all she wants us freedom and adventure,
a chance to follow her heart. 
Thankfully Jack is more than up for the challenge!

It
is a good film, keeps you going with the momentum of the story, not slow paced
in the slightest. Again the different
take on it makes it more appealing and the special effects are great, the
giants look quite menacing and realistic, I was half expecting the usual
format, Jack and one giant not a whole army of them! Romance, action, humour all bundled in one exciting film, well
worth a watch, just stick to around the age limit as the giants do like
chomping on sheep and people, they are quite blood thirsty!

Iwan
McGregor getting made into a sausage roll by a festering nose picking giant
chef and the Princess about to be turned into some other delicacy, was a
highlight! Forget Jack though I would
hold out for a rescue from Iwan McGregor myself 😉

Available
to buy for £10 from Amazon.

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