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
Similar News ItemsKristen Stewart (I)
- Site Flip-Flops On Kristen Stewart, Declares End For Robert Pattinson & Fka Twigs (From GossipCop. 20 December 2014, 3:53 PM, PST)
- Robert Pattinson Gal Pal Dylan Penn Sizzles in Hot New Photos (See!) (From TheImproper.com. 17 December 2014, 12:10 PM, PST)
- Olivier Assayas’ ‘Sils Maria’ Wins Louis Delluc Prize (From Variety - Film News. 16 December 2014, 11:23 AM, PST)
"Saturday Night Live" (1975)
- Amy Adams hosts 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend -- talk about it here (From EW.com - PopWatch. 20 December 2014, 3:00 PM, PST)
- 5 Best 'SNL' Sketches Mocking North Korea (From The Hollywood Reporter. 20 December 2014, 1:00 PM, PST)
- Cable Ratings: Colbert Report Ends on High Note, Covert Finale Ticks Up (From TVLine.com. 19 December 2014, 3:42 PM, PST)
- 'Into the Woods' Preview Goes Behind the Fairytale (From MovieWeb. 19 December 2014, 5:39 PM, PST)
- One Direction Guys Reveal Man Crushes on David Beckham, Russell Brand, Johnny Depp and More! (From E! Online. 19 December 2014, 1:32 PM, PST)
- 'Into the Woods' (2014) Movie Review (From Rope Of Silicon. 19 December 2014, 12:42 PM, PST)