If you keep up with our podcast regularly, you know that we’re a bit unsure what to make of Jack the Giant Slayer, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a look.
We’re torn, because it looks rather goofy, but has some of our favorite actors in it. Well, and we aren’t opposed to Bryan Singer generally.
It makes for a struggle when trying to solidify our expectations. But, I do have to say that there are elements that look pretty cool. Not to mention that Bill Nighy (one of my favorites) is a giant, so it’s got that going for it.
At any rate, we’ve got a lot of images to check out, and while I don’t always post such things, I’m curious to find out what your take on things is. Does this look any good? Will you be checking it out opening weeked?
In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX Friday, March 1
An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.
Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend…and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
Acclaimed filmmaker Bryan Singer directs the 3D action adventure “Jack the Giant Slayer,” starring Nicholas Hoult as Jack. The film also stars Eleanor Tomlinson as Princess Isabelle; Stanley Tucci as the deceitful Roderick; Ian McShane as Isabelle’s father, the besieged King Brahmwell; Bill Nighy as General Fallon, the ferocious two-headed leader of the giant army; and Ewan McGregor as the loyal knight Elmont.
Singer directed from a screenplay by Darren Lemke and Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney, story by Darren Lemke & David Dobkin. The film is produced by Neal H. Moritz, David Dobkin, Bryan Singer, Patrick McCormick and Ori Marmur. The executive producers are Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco and John Rickard.
The creative filmmaking team included director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel, production designer Gavin Bocquet, editors John Ottman and Bob Ducsay, and costume designer Joanna Johnston. The music was composed by John Ottman.