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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Nicholas Hoult
Ewan McGregor
Eleanor Tomlinson
Ian McShane
Warwick Davis
Eddie Marsan
Ewen Bremner
Bill Nighy
Stanley Tucci
Directors
Bryan Singer
Screenwriters
Darren Lemke
Christopher McQuarrie
Dan Studney
Running Time
120 minutes

Jack The Giant Slayer
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Plot
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.


Verdict
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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