Saw another Nicholas Hoult film recently – Jack the Giant Slayer. It was fine . . . not exactly glowing praise I know, but it didn’t really do anything for me. To be honest, I’m not really sure why, it had all the key ingredients for a fun fantasy type flick but I guess I just wasn’t feeling it. Cheesy character portrayal by Ewan McGregor, but not enough to ruin the film. Maybe it was a tad too formulaic, you know – kid meets girl way out of his league, girl gets taken by giants, kid saves girl, kid goes back to mundane life, giants come back, kid proves self, gets girl in the end run of the mill kind of thing, like we haven’t seen that a dozen times before . . . oh, and spoiler alert . . .

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