Wednesday, September 18, 2013

There Be Giants in the Sky.

God knows what is going to happen in Syria, but it looks like President Putin is going to be the one who ultimately decides, or should I say the KGB. I will leave it at that, because I have said everything and anything that I already could; I don't know what else to write. Apparently in reality, the bad guys win more frequently than the good guys, and things don't necessarily always end pleasantly or happily. Still, the Syrian people are the ones that stand to lose the most as people of power decide their fate. Well I can't say that work and school have been the best parts of the week, but they haven't been the worst either, and the week is still young unfortunately. Two days left of work remaining, and they promise to be the most challenging of all this week of course. While I was multitasking after work at home doing homework and eating, I was also watching Jack the Giant Slayer which if you were paying attention to the summer box office performed quite poorly, despite having a starring cast and being directed by Bryan Singer. Obviously it is about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and about how he rescues the princess, saves the kingdom, and brings ruin to the giants. I was actually surprised that I actually enjoyed the film, and honestly it wasn't too bad. Nicholas Hoult was Jack, and he did an impressive job with the role he was given. Eleanor Tomlinson was the love interest isabelle, and she was okay, but was more obnoxious than anything else really. Ewan McGregor needs no introduction, and as the Captain of the guard was fun and of course good with his role, but rather static. Stanley Tucci as a backstabbing servant of the crown was perfect of course, and Ian McShane as the king of the realm was also quite perfect. The action was good, the screenplay was okay, and the music by John Ottman was fairly decent. It was quite entertaining and visually striking, but nothing as extraordinary as great and memorable. I don't know why people disliked the film so much, I would give it an "Admirable Ability" because truthfully I would rather watch that again then G.I. Joe: Retaliation. If you like entertaining films, then you will enjoy this one. Well I have to sleep, so goodnight world, and remember to keep those who are oppressed by tyrants in your thoughts.

Jack the Giant Slayer


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