Farm boy Jack (Hoult) follows disenchanted princess Isabelle (Tomlinson) up a magic beanstalk, hoping to save her from the nasty giants who, legend says, live in a world beyond the clouds. Jack is accompanied by some of the king’s men, one of whom has hatched a treacherous plan to bring giants down to Earth — literally.
Far from the giant mess you’d expect from the delayed release, late title change and a production history as muddled as the source material, Singer’s tall tale is snatched from disaster by an all-hell-breaks-loose third act.
Reviewed by David Hughes
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