March 1, 2013 7:26 AM

‘Jack’ won’t slay you, but it’s fun just the same

In the make-believe middle-ages of the children’s tale “Jack and the Beanstalk,” it’s highly unlikely that anyone ever said, just before attempting some feat, “I got this.” But it’s this little anachronism — a slight nod to modernity without pushing it too far — that makes the updated tale of “Jack the Giant Slayer” a breezily enjoyable blast of sword-wielding fantasy.

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