This review picks out the main good and bad points of Jack the Giant Slayer with a balanced view – for instance, good workmanship versus gross jokes. The review itself is skillfully developed, organized and helpful with a well-written summary, although perhaps a bit biased since the writer clearly doesn’t find those gross jokes funny.
The review touches on the violence of the movie, but being a short review, doesn’t really get into the effects of that violence aside from one discussion question. Even though it takes a truthful look at the good messages of the movie such as the clear-cut good and evil, a longer and more in-depth review would have to discuss the dignity of the human person, and whether the film respects that. I don’t think it does, mainly because of the gross, cartoonish violence. For instance, the movie’s giants are disgusting and utterly evil creatures which can be killed without remorse or consequence. What kind of attitude does that encourage in the real world? How does watching the deaths of these characters leave the audience feeling? As the review asks, what purpose does the violence serve?