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Jack The Giant Slayer (Film Review)

Jack poster

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER in theaters now from Warner Bros.

Somehow, I missed the trailers for “Jack the Giant Slayer” (or I just wasn’t paying attention) and I certainly wasn’t wowed by the cardboard standees in the theater used to promote the film.  I mean, what IS that thing?  A giant stone Mayan turtle?  Whatever.  Everyone knows that fantasy films of this type nowadays are either ultraviolent retellings with zombies or Shrek -style fractured fairy tales with references to medieval versions of things like the iPad.  Besides, Jack and the Beanstalk  was one of my favorite stories as a child and I refuse to let anyone other than George Lucas rape my childhood.  Well lo and behold Warner Bros was able to wine and dine the 8 year-old in me and director Bryan Singer turned out to be the perfect gentleman.  No, my childhood wasn’t unwillingly fondled… but after the first 10 minutes, I was ready to put out. Read more