Monday, 15 April 2013

Giant Slaying - not one for the (little) kids!

Jack the Giant Slayer has the word 'slayer' in the title for a reason. Whilst the trailer makes the movie look like it's all good fun about Jack, the beanstalk and some cool looking giants, parents who take their little kids to see this may be shocked. In the UK this movie is rated 12A which means kids under 12 must be accompanied by their parents as it is likely to scare them, so it's all down to their parents to decide what their kids can cope with. Well when we went to watch this the lady in front of us  brought along her 2 kids - their ages were about 4 and 6. The first half of the movie (no giants yet) the kids were bored and would not stop fidgeting. Then finally we get to some giant action, and about 15 minutes into that part of the film the mother promptly whisked her kids out of the cinema realising how violent it was for kids those ages!! So parents be warned, take the little ones to watch something Pixar instead.

The movie itself isn't a bad watch, but out of all the fairy tale films that have been released to date Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is by far the best, and a sequel has now been promised.