When Jack climbs the beanstalk, he finds himself at a creepy castle in the Land of the Clouds, with a beautiful princess, people turned into mice, an evil witch hellbent on becoming Queen, ... See full summary »
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
Director Gary J. Tunnicliffe wanted to use his knowledge and love of martial arts to create an amazing fight sequence in the movie, but knew that to do this and still maintain a G rating might be hard. To solve the problem, he created a two and a half minute 'Ninja Pillow Fight' and called upon some of his 'industry friends' (who can only be described as a group of 'Martial Arts/Stunts Masters and Legends') to choreograph and perform the sequence. See more »
In the pillow-fight scene, the stunt double for Jillian (Chloe Moretz) receives several close-ups where the face is clearly seen to be Asian. See more »
Truthfully, this movie made me feel like I was 12 again watching classics such as Dark Crystal or The Never Ending Story. It even had some Terry Gilliam mixed in which, I enjoyed. I am also a huge fan of the story, Jack and the Beanstalk. I like seeing movies that get the kids involved, climbing on the couch which, is the beanstalk at home. We all had fun with the film.
It was nice to see Chevy Chase doing what he does best again.
I'm not saying it's going to be a classic but it was certainly better than I expected. The director Gary J. Tunnicliffe did a good job trying to make an old fashion feeling kids film.
For this being Collin Fords (who plays Jack) first film, he did a great job and really enjoyed him.
Give it a chance. I agree to the kids will like it more than adults.
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