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Movie review: Jack the Giant Slayer

“Fee fi fo fum, ask not whence the thunder comes.”

            Nothing is more terrifying than a children’s story about Giants coming to earth and snacking on human bones.

            Or maybe there is.

            In the movie Jack the Giant Slayer, Jack played by Nicholas Hoult, is confronted by the Giant fairy tale that his father used to read to him.

            “For between Heaven and earth is a perilous place, home to a fearsome giant race.”

             Princess Isabelle, played by Eleanor Tomlinson, is carried to the land of the Giants by a bean stock that had sprouted under Jack’s house. 

            Jack who has gained feelings for the princess and has the overwhelming guilt of her being handed to the giants goes after her. 

            When seeing the commercials on TV for this movie, I will admit, I wasn’t too thrilled.  It seemed slightly boring but I was wrong.

            When Jack and the knights finally reach the top of the bean stock and are wandering the land of the Giants, I was captivated and on the edge of my seat. 

            At the first sight of a Giant I cringed, they were more gruesome than I had expected but after the initial shock, you seem to get over it.

            What was really enjoyable was the contrast between the intentions of good and evil. 

Roderick, played by Stanley Tucci, was supposed to marry the princess but throughout the movie you see his wrong doings from wanting to control the Giants and take over Humanity.

            How do mere humans fight for their lives against a Giant race that are determined to conquer them and survive?

            You’ll just have to watch the movie and find out.

            “Who hunger to conquer the mortals below, waiting for the seeds of revenge to grow…”.