Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Critic Consensus: It's enthusiastically acted and reasonably fun, but Jack the Giant Slayer is also overwhelmed by digital effects and a bland, impersonal story.
"Jack the Giant Slayer" tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend-and gets the chance to become a legend himself.-- (C) Warner Bros … More
|Rating:||PG-13 (for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Bryan Singer|
|Written By:||Dan Studney, Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, Christopher McQuarrie Dan Studney, David Dobkin|
|In Theaters:||Mar 1, 2013 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 18, 2013|
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as King Brahmwell
as General Entin
as Old Maid
as Old Hamm
as Panto Erik the Great
as Panto Monk
as Small Drunk
as Fat Drunk
as King's Artiste
as Young Guardian
as General Fallon
as General Fallon's Sma...
as Cook Giant
as Tongue Giant
as 1st Child
as 2nd Child
as Tour Guide
as Little Girl
as Master of Secrets
as Panto Giant 1
as Panto Giant 2
as Panto Musician
as Jack's Father
as Young Jack
as Young Isabelle
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Critic Reviews for Jack the Giant Slayer
Forget that Giant Slayer feels photocopied and is entirely unnecessary. It's just not exciting.
Almost fascinating in that, as far as I can tell, it is a film with no target audience.
Underwhelming, as you might expect, but it's quite possibly the best Jack and the Beanstalk film you could imagine the studio system producing. Whatever that means.
Despite its many flaws, Jack the Giant Slayer is not a bad film, but rather a disappointing one
When you make a movie this awful, with no hint of useful self-awareness, you're not proving a point--you're giving up.
Audience Reviews for Jack the Giant Slayer
It is what one would expect.
Prepare for a giant adventure.
Good Fun Movie! "Jack The Giant Slayer" will reasonably divide critics and audiences, but if I had kids, I would have no problem taking them to see this. It's a fun little adventure that kids and open-minded adults will get a kick out of. It was refreshing to find a non ironic, non meta straightforward telling of this story, with some elements of charm and humor. The script is well written, the acting is better than good, and it moves along at a pretty lively pace. Not a classic, but good. It might have been better a little shorter, but that can be said of most movies these days.
Sent to the market by his uncle to sell their horse and buy thatch for their roof, Jack meets the beautiful Princess Isabelle whom he rescues her from ruffians. He returns home only with a handful of beans given to him by a monk who claimed they were sacred but that does little to impress his uncle who tosses them away. In the night the Princess arrives having run off to keep from marrying Roderick who is clearly only interested in becoming king. Soon the beans take root with a giant stalk carrying away the princess and Jack's house. He soon sets off on an adventure with the king's guards to rescue the princess only to find that a mythical land filled with giants really exists.
Maybe not for everyone, but I enjoyed this. I found this a rather entertaining new take on an old fable, complete with some humor and monstrous bad guys who need to be 'cut down to size'. A satisfying ending, to boot. Don't expect a particularly cerebral story here; after all, it is a fairy tale...
Jack the Giant Slayer Quotes
|Cook Giant:||Never get any good humans these days.|
|General Fallon:||I am now your king, now follow as I lead.|
|Roderick:||Shuh. Can't you see i'm talking to giants now.|
|Young Jack:||Father? Could you read a bit of it for me please?|
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