THE POST: Jack & The Beanstalk

February 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

THE POST: Jack & The Beanstalk

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER COMING SOON

I can’t say that I’m super excited to see Jack the Giant Slayer this year but I’m intrigued.  I’m always interested in adaptations of stories I loved as a child.  With Bryan Singer at the helm I’m sure there will be plenty to love about the movie but not enough to really put it on most people’s radars.

Note: The second trailer (above) is a little better but I’m still not sold.

Recently, I gathered top 10 lists from around the web and came up with 44 movies to look forward to in 2013.  Jack the Giant Slayer wasn’t on anyone’s lists.  But perhaps that’s a good thing?  Personally, I’m willing to give the movie a shot.  It is based on a fairy tale we all know.  Nobody wants to see a movie with lowered expectations but I’m a positive guy.  Maybe this beanstalk tale has no where to go but up.

Jack the giant slayer movie 2013

I have two complaints about the film from what I’ve seen so far.  First, it seems like an awfully complicated tale considering it’s simplistic roots.  I understand you have to make it bigger in order to fill a feature length movie but the second a man betrays humanity and aligns with the giants I lost interest.  Why is it whenever we are being taken over by aliens or monsters there is always someone willing to sell us out?  Jerks.

Second is the CG.  It doesn’t look spectacular in the trailer and one can only hope it doesn’t distract from the story they are trying to tell.

THE STORYBOOK

Need a reminder of the story?  Check out this stylish animated storybook created by Time4Sleep.

THE POST: Jack & The Beanstalk

THE POST: Jack & The Beanstalk

It’s a fantastic reminder of the fable and what the film could be.  I’m a big fan of the artistic style of the book and again I must admit, I’m jealous of all who can draw.

XTRA | Confessions of a Wannabe Animator

Onto the clips!  I looked around and found a couple classic adaptations of Jack & The Beanstalk.  Enjoy!

MICKEY AND THE BEANSTALK

…  How have I never seen this!?

COMICCOLOR: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

JACK & THE BEANSTALK (1952)

The full length feature from 1952 starring Abbott & Costello is on YouTube.

FRACTURED FAIRLY TALES

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