3D fairytales – cool beans?
This chaotic adaptation of the English folk-tale suffers from an over emphasis on below-par CGI and 3D and a star cast unsure whether to play for laughs or drama.
The reliable Hoult (Warm Bodies, A Single Man) paces himself as the titular lead and is called upon – in out-of-zeitgeist heroic bluster – to rescue Tomlinson's captured princess. Perhaps one for a Saturday afternoon and attention deficient children: otherwise avoid. It certainly seems like a long time since Singer blew us away with The Usual Suspects…
Jack The Giant Slayer | Directed by Bryan Singer (USA 2013) with Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan. Starts March 14