We're all familiar with the fairy tale story of Jack & the Beanstalk. Well, here's an elaborate story that converted the fairy tale into a film with partial animation.
That legend has been a fairy tale to little children as bedtime stories. 2 children were of the most particular interest in the story, one being Jack, the farm boy who's raised by his uncle after his father had passed on, while the other is the princess Isabelle who always wanders off to find her own adventure instead of the royal life.
Years later, the both of them had grown up.
Jack's uncle assigned Jack of the task to sell the horse with the cart. While in the city, he was distracted with a performance that was going on that tells of the story of King Erik and the magic beans and giants. Over there as well, he noticed a beautiful woman in the crowd who's also watching the show unknown to him or anyone that she's the princess. A few thugs started disturbing the princess where Jack couldn't take it anymore and started to try and defend her. That was when the royal guards came by to pick up the princess as she had wandered off.
Roderick, knowing of this, sealed off the gates of the city to prevent the monk from leaving and to find him. During that time, the monk, in his time of desperation, approached Jack and offered to buy his horse (who by now, Jack had lost his cart) but in the meantime, he will offer Jack the beans and told him that it's very precious to the monks and if he were to bring those beans to the monastery, he'll get his money for the horse. While Jack wasn't concentrating and were looking at the beans, the monk rode off with the horse and tried to escape from the guards which he ended up being captured.
Upon return, Jack's uncle was very disappointed for not having any money but only beans and decided to trudge off to sell off some item to get some money. In the confusion, one of the beans fell in between the crack on the floorbed of the house.
That night, the storm started pouring and as usual, the princess wandered off again and being caught in the rain, she stumbled upon Jack's house for shelter. But Jack later realized that she was the princess. As Jack and Isabelle were getting acquainted, the bean under the house got wet and started to grow out of proportion towards heavenwards, lifting the house with it. Jack tried get to the princess who's trapped in the house but slipped and fell and was rendered unconscious with the princess' bracelet in his hand.
Morning light came and Jack awoken with the king and his guards in his face. Jack related what happened and the king ordered his best men to climb the stalk to get the princess back. Roderick volunteered as well and Jack too.
At daybreak, they saw that they've arrived at a land above and decided to trudge on to find the princess.
Roderick was ready to execute his plan to rule the giants while Jack and the royal guards were on their mission to rescue Isabelle and to face the giant.
Watch the show to find out how the adventure unfolds.
The show although may sound like a show suitable for kids, but yet there are very graphical violent scenes in there which aren't suitable for kids. But of course the Malaysian censorship board did cut it off. Overall, a very elaborate story to the original tale and it's good to watch it once. I rate this show 3 stars out of 5.