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This week sees the release of Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Slayer," which has survived a long delay, conversion to 3-D, and a retitling  (Jack was originally a "Giant Killer"), but now must face its biggest trial by fire: The Audience.

The rather old-fashioned children's adventure feel of "Jack" is going to feel rather old-hat in comparison to the flurry of fairy tale films that film-goers have been bludgeoned with in recent years, mostly because it doesn't offer much of an ironic or modernized spin on the fable.

Maybe that's a good thing?

Let's take a look back at some past films that really took our childhood favorites in edgier, sexier directions.

 

'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' (2013)

What They Changed: Well, it's not so much what they changed but what they extrapolated on. After the title brother and sister have their famous encounter at the gingerbread house, »

- Max Evry

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