Synopsis: The giants of legend were banished weren't they? A beanstalk, a farm boy, a princess you know the story except this one has an evil, power-hungry suitor added for good measure.
Stan's thoughts: No plot twists it's all fairly linear but there are some great CGI giants, quite grotesque CGI giants in fact and Nicholas Hoult's Jack is a charming and likeable lead. A great turn by Stanley Tucci as the baddie suitor - he has some of the best moments.
Visually it's like a grittier version of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and borrows some of its humour and tone from the Princess Bride while never matching up to that classic. It's good, harmless, brain-disengaged fun and I liked it.
- Stan's 60%
- IMDB 67%
- Metascore 51%
- Rotten Tomatoes 53%