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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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  1. Im kind of confused by this. Is it supposed to appeal to adults, kids, or both? Because I sense a bit of “kid stuff” (*cough* magic beans), but then ten seconds later Im reminded that the title calls Jack a KILLER. It vexes me, Im terribly vexed.

      • I have. But, Jack out smarting a giant on a large beanstalk and Jack killing giants seem like two very different concepts to me. Hence my comment, more or less translated as is this actually a fairy tale or an action movie pretending to be one? I ask this because other movies with fairy tale/legend schtick have been good for me, bad for kids (and vice versa). I wouldnt want to walk into this hoping for a sleepy hollow/lord of the rings mixer and get something like a Kid in King Arthurs Court. Ya dig?

  2. I know “Modern grim and gritty deconstruction of fairy tales” is not new (it’s kind of all the rage right now) but it’s still fresh enough that when I see something well done like this, it perks my interest. The “magic stones” are a groaner, but the rest seems pretty cool.

    Plus, I love the meta-textual connotations that this is the movie Jack of Fables made in the early issues of his book. If only it was an actual Jack of Fables movie….

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