In the Kingdom of Cloister, a young farmboy named Jack (Nicholas Hoult) goes to town to sell his horse. In the town, he meets a monk who trades beans, which he tells Jack not to wet, for Jack’s horse. But on a rainy night, a beanstalk grows in Jack’s house and the princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) is captured by giants. Jack, Elmont (Ewan McGregor), the king’s elite guard, and his servants climb the beanstalk to the giant world to rescue the princess.
I saw this movie with my friend last Friday (March 1). We both really enjoyed it. There was action and humor. I really liked Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Ewan McGregor’s roles. They were all really good. There were other good actors, too, such as Ian McShane and Bill Nighy (who does the voice of Fallon, the leader of the giants). This is now one of my favorite movies starring Ewan McGregor. I would recommend this movie for kids 10 and over, but kids younger than that might be too frightened from this movie. This movie is rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language”.
Below is a picture of my friend Jake (who saw the movie with me) and I (on the right) in front of the film’s poster.