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I trust Bryan Singer. I trust him because he is a proven director that is leagues ahead of being simply competent in big budget tentpoles or smaller psychological studies. He’s an obviously talented guy who knows how to handle large and sweeping stories. He is most comfortable with myths — the X-Men and Superman are, after all, modern gods — so it makes sense that he would try to tackle a familiar fairy tale using all the tools and experience he’s gained so far, but it comes as a surprise to me that the end product could be so uninspired.

Jack the Giant Slayer is a blend of the classic “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Jack the Giant Killer” stories, and instead of the exaggerated tone of other recent revisionist fairytales like Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters it plays everything as a straightforward fantasy. The movie quickly sets up the initial »

- Sean Hutchinson

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