A fairy tale character who is about to flunk out of fairy tale school, Jack must perform a heroic deed by Monday or fail miserably, just like his father before him. Anxious to make good, Jack sells his C.O.W. (Computer of Wonder) for a handful of magic beans and a mysterious book that records his adventures as he's having them. Accompanied by his sidekick Grayson -- a goose who ate a bean and underwent an amazing transformation -- Jack climbs the magic beanstalk to recover the fabled Harp of Destiny from the evil Giant who lives in the sky. Helping Jack on his perilous quest is the spunky Jillian, a fearless young girl whom Jack meets on his journey -- and who just may have a hidden agenda... Written by
In the pawnshop scene, Wallace Shawn offers to trade Jack Iocane Powder for his C.O.W. but then decides that it is far too poisonous. This fictional powder is the same powder that led to Wallace's demise in the cult classic The Princess Bride See more »
When Jack begins climbing the beanstalk, the words "Jack begins climbing the magical beanstalk" appear in the book of Jack's story. When Jack climbs down to see for himself, the page goes blank again (at around 53 mins), but as Jack turns the page to see the next page, we see that the original page was not blank, but was the "Once Upon a Time ..." page. See more »
A fairy tale character who is about to flunk out of fairy tale school, Jack must perform a heroic deed by Monday or fail miserably, just like his father before him. Anxious to make good, Jack sells his C.O.W. (Computer of Wonder) for a handful of magic beans and a mysterious book that records his adventures as he's having them.
It's a cross between a bad kids movie and sarcastic adult fare. There are many problems with this film. Gilbert Gottfried as the golden egg laying goose is just one of them. He is ill-fitting in this kids film. And they are once again trying to oversexualize Chloë Grace Moretz. She's playing the 'hot' girl in a kids movie. Really? And everybody is hamming it up which is so disappointing especially with many of my favorite actors here.
And this starts with an unreasonable modern dream sequence. If this takes place in an old fantasy land, why would he dream about the modern day. Like so many things here, it's best not to think about it.
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