I just don't get U.S. audiences sometimes
...its a movie that begins a little slow the first 30-45 minutes, then turns into one of the MOST entertaining films I've seen so far this year other than Die Hard and Bullet to the Head.
28 million...28 million
...that's it for the first weekend. 200M budget...its gonna bomb here
! I see it doing well enough overseas to recoup the budget. But the movie I saw didn't deserve to tank here.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Slow start as they develop Jack and the princess. HOWEVER
...I'm gonna say 40 minutes in they climb the bean stalk, reach the top, and all hell breaks loose
The star of the film is the SECOND HEAD
!! One of the giants, the "general" has two heads. The main head is the serious one, and the second head is a little crazy and...
...makes these hilarious expressions on its face that will have you laughing throughout the movie!
The group from the Kingdom escape the giants, Jack saves the princess. The giants are not defeated, and they tease like they're gonna do a HOBBIT style robbery and roll the credits? Um no
As soon as Jack gets his reward from the king for saving his daughter, and "walks off into the sunset" they GO BACK to the giants atop the tree. It becomes quite apparent that this movie ain't done, and there will be no Hobbit style robbery
What follows next is CHAOTIC invasion of the castle by the giants that's worth seeing the film alone
! The battle lasts a good 20-25 minutes and involves a drawbridge tug of war battle, trees being hurled, arrows launched, you name it!
Giants are strong enough to hurl trees but aren't powerful enough beat average humans in a tug of war?
But anyway...28 million is ridiculous, it deserves to make it up overseas for a sequel.