Imaginative and colourful sequel to the old fairy tale
This is the story of a giant legume which brought happiness to some and
misfortune to many. It's also the story of a very productive goose that
eggs of pure gold to the music of a magic harp. These prized possessions
also have the power (or so it seems) of turning dusty landscapes into
valleys of verdant pastures.
The excavation of some giant bones at the beginning gave promise of a
exciting film, but I thought the pace was slow until we met the first Jack
and his mother Mrs. Robinson outraged at her son's transaction - a half a
dozen bean seeds for the family cow! Then we get some real action. Thanks
to computerised photography, the ground trembles and a gigantic beanstalk
races upwards piercing the clouds. Naturally Jack climbs up and at the top
discovers a new land inhabited by very large people. Although we realise
this is photographic trickery, the miniaturisation of the human figures is
well done and the appeasing of the giant's appetite has to be seen to be
When Jack steals the harp and the goose and clambers down the beanstalk
the angry giant in close pursuit, tension rises. Jack just makes it. The
giant falls to his death and Mrs Robinson makes sure with a mighty swing of
her axe. Great fairy story stuff for the children! Centuries pass. Jack
his progeny die young for there is a mighty curse on them
The second half of the story explains how the curse can be removed if the
goose and harp can be taken back to the land of the giants. Modern day
undertakes the mission, but is caught, tried and found guilty in the
court. This part of the film is not very original. If you have seen"Planet
of the Apes" you will remember a similar scene where aliens are condemned
for their deeds.
The film covers some interesting topics currently being discussed:
(1) The cloning of the goose to provide an endless supply of
(2) The importance of the greening of the environment and its beneficial
effect on the population.The film is cast with some well-known actors and
is fun to identify them. We have plenty of time to do so.The film runs for
hours (not including advertisements). Vanessa Redgrave as the Matriarch
links the scenes together with a profound and prophetic commentary.
you can affirm her story to be true will much depend on whether "you
in the unbelievable". It's really up to you..
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It's an excelent movie, it gives a different sense to the classic fairytale.
this movie is really great.
its great :\.
3 hours too long!
You could only enjoy this film if you had never watched the many other
fantasy films that outdo it. Epic films like Ben Hur or Lawrence of
Arabia can easily bear 3 hours but most films are rightly a maximum of
2. Some pretentious idiot decided this milk and water tosh was worthy
enough to torture an audience for 3 long hours. Worst of all the action
in the second half is tediously slow and entirely unconvincing. What
you get is a re-telling of the story (an OK idea)that turns into a