I can’t tell you how much this film irritated me. A glitzy Hollywood retelling of the simple Jack in the Beanstalk fairytale, it’s like they wheeled out the old props and sets from Princess Diaries and added as much busy CGI as they could to show how clever they were. Initially I’d been excited because some of the scenes filmed in Norwich Cathedral in Norfolk (ancestral home!) but I should never have underestimated the eagerness of Hollywood to replace ACTUAL history and culture with gaudy, glitzy bad-taste. Honestly, completely rubbish. Poor Ewan McGregor. Really, don’t bother, not even to entertain the kids.
Fee fi fo fum, I smell the blood of an English man.