Nelson Leader : March 28th 2013
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Research shows that response is 50% less when there is no price. But HOW MUCH is it?? Fairy tale spinoff fails to fire despite star director MOVIE REVIEW: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Matt Lawrey’s MOVIE REVIEW Head in the clouds: Nicholas Hoult on a mission to save a princess in Jack the Dragon Slayer. ➤ BOTTOM LINE: Colourful and noisy but nothing special. ★★★ (out of five) Also screening: A Good Day to Die Hard (M) You’d be better off renting the original. ★★★ ➤ MORE REVIEWS: To catch up on reviews you’ve missed, watch trailers and post comments, jump online and head to theleader.co.nz ❝ Despite having a talented cast, this latest crack at the fantasy epic genre is a pretty big letdown. One of the fascinating things about film- makers is that once they’ve made a name for themselves, you never know just where they’re going to end up. Take Kathryn Bigelow, for example. When she directed the 1991 surfers rob banks action thril- ler Point Break starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, did anyone really think she had a chance of becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for best director? When Peter Jackson helmed 1987’s Bad Taste, would any- one have predicted that he would go on to become one of the most powerful people in cinema? Did anyone who saw 1976’s Taxi Driver ever think Martin Scorsese would someday make a gentle 3-D children’s film like Hugo? And did it occur to anyone who saw 1995’s brilliant The Usual Suspects that one day its director, Bryan Singer, would one day make a film as forgettable as Jack the Giant Slayer? Loosely based on the classic and rather dark children’s story Jack and the Beanstalk, Singer’s fantasy action film stars Nicolas Hoult from About a Boy fame as Jack, Eleanor Tomlinson as a prin- cess, Ewan McGregor as a knight, Ian McShane as a king, Stanley Tucci as a bad- die and a ton of computer generated effects as the giants and the beanstalk. When Singer made The Usual Suspects, a lot people thought he was the next big thing. The film that made Kevin Spacey a star was clever and beautifully put together. The same cannot be said of Jack the Giant Slayer. Despite having a talented cast, this latest crack at the fantasy epic genre is a pretty big letdown. The film cost $235 million to make but somehow its makers appar- ently forgot to leave some money in the kitty for a decent script. In two hours, Jack the Giant Slayer fails to come up with any memorable lines or anything resembling spark- ling dialogue. Often in films like this that’s not such a big deal because the visuals are so stu- pendous you spend your whole time staring at all the pretty pictures. Sadly, this is not the case with Jack the Giant Slayer for the simple reason the big guys look very aver- age. Seriously, they look like they’ve staggered into the film from a computer game that came out a decade ago. You remember how freaking awe- some those trolls were in The Hobbit? Well, these giants don’t look anything like that; they look totally fake – even the one voiced by Bill Nighy. Speaking of the cast, they’re actually the best thing Jack the Dragon Slayer has going for it. Hoult is likeable in a low-key way while McGregor is occasionally hilarious as a waxed-moustached toff. Tucci is funny and clever as always although Tomlinson does little more than look nice. For me, a personal highlight was seeing New Zealand’s own Tandi Wright turning up briefly as Isabelle’s mum. Speaking of mums, Jack the Giant Slayer presents some- thing of a quandary for parents. It may be inspired by a children’s story but some of it borders on the horrific. As a result, it has been classified M, meaning ‘‘more suitable for viewers over 16 years’’.
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