Movie: Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Overall Rating: 3.5 / 5
General Impression: Enjoyed it!
The last retelling of a fairy tale (Hansel & Gretel) left me sorely disappointed as far as retellings go, but Jack the Giant Slayer entertained me. This movie felt like it took itself a little less seriously while filling out the fable of "Jack and the Giant Beanstalk".
While the story dragged a little here and there, I enjoyed the characters and the actors who played them. The costumes and setting were great and there was some action and adventure mixed in with some romance (a little bit for everyone!). And of course Ewan McGregor.
The only reason I didn't give the movie a 4/5 even though it was an enjoyable movie was that I wouldn't recommend it as a movie everyone needs to see before they die. Not to say that I wouldn't recommend it at all, of course I would, but maybe to people with families or need to babysit a younger niece or nephew.