Jack the Giant Slayer Reviews
April 14, 2013
The movie wasn't bad nor was it anything great. I felt like the only highlights of the movie were when we were watching the giants but even then they weren't anything astonishing. I'm not even sure kids would even like the film, the mood of it was just.. It felt like a story book you would only look through for the pictures, then place it somewhere and forget about it.
November 10, 2014
Not a bad film really, not normally my type of film but I can appreciate the effects and that it is a fairlytale that, to my knowledge, hasn't been done like this before. It does get extra points for being partly filmed in my old stomping ground of Cheddar Gorge and that my cousin appears in the credits, even if he didn't realise it.
November 2, 2014
My kids loved it. . .
October 24, 2014
Os feijões mágicos foram roubados, e sem querer acabam caindo ao solo e em contato com a agua relembram a história de João e o pé de feijão... com gigantes que querem voltar a terra... e um campones acaba ajudando a salvar a princesa e depois a derrotar os gigantes!
October 22, 2014
If you think you know the story, you don't know Jack.
Jack est un jeune fermier qui, après un troc rapide avec un homme d'Eglise, se retrouve avec des graines de haricots en poche. Quand un de ceux-ci tombe accidentellement dans de l'eau, une pousse immense en sort et monte jusqu'au-delà des nuages, emmenant en même temps la princesse Isabelle. Jack y découvre un monde de géants mangeurs d'humains, que le vil conseiller du Roi va tenter de soumettre pour prendre le trône. Notre fermier va alors s'associer avec les gardes du Roi pour libérer Isabelle et empêcher les géants de descendre sur Terre.
Il nous a fallu du temps pour nous mettre dedans. Les acteurs prenaient tellement de soins à articuler et à détailler chacune de leurs actions (c'est peut-être pour un jeune public, mais pas besoin de nous prendre pour des débiles non plus), qu'on se demandait dans quoi on était tombés. Puis on s'est laissés intriguer par l'histoire, de facture évidemment classique (une jolie princesse, un méchant conseiller du Roi, une aventure pour légitimer le héros) mais distrayante.
October 13, 2014
It took some "whatever" energy to decide to invest on watching this, but it was fantastic direction and twists by Bryan Singer, and 100% adventure.
October 10, 2014
Excellent movie, very funny with some scary scences, good suspense, amazig screenplay, with great graphics that makes this film better on 3D.
June 19, 2013
Jack the Giant Slayer has lots of charm and really good special effects to accompany the fight sequences.
October 6, 2014
With a lack of charm, wit, realism, tension, or pace, this plodding excuse of a CG blockbuster is rarely fun, always grating, never once taking a chance to build something out of its ridiculous budget.
I mean, Singer isn't the worst director in the world, but this says a lot of his project standards.
October 5, 2014
Very good unique story....like it
September 29, 2014
Enjoyable in a whimsical sort of way. I especially had fun with Ewan McGregor.
February 28, 2013
Not just a children's movie, but a throw-away children's movie for children who aren't really watching the movie, and won't look back on this fondly. AND this is like, waaaay to violent for children. And too 1-dimensional for adults, so IDK who the target market is.
I started watching this and it was incredibly shit, but then I don't remember the rest of it, but I also don't think I shut it off soooooooo..
That plant he is using is NOT yarrow. Yarrow isn't that shape and doesn't come in any of the blue and purple shades. ALSO THAT IS NOT HOW YOU MAKE A POULTICE.
Why is it so easy for Ewan McGregor to disappear into any character. He looks like whoever he's playing.
September 20, 2014
Watched this on 20/9/14
I avoided watching this film for a long time thinking that it would be nothing but awful. I expected it to be no better than The Spiderwick Chronicles(2008) and The Three Musketeers(2011), but it turned out to be an extremely overlooked fantasy film. Fantasy films have often been my favourites from my childhood itself and on watching this film it took me back to my childhood. A fantasy film from Bryan Singer with good acting and effects is a sight to look at.
March 2, 2013
Big, giant fun. I'll be the first to say that the first trailer completely deterred me from seeing it. When I finally came to seeing this, I kept my expectations very low, remembering how much the trailer put me off. Yet i was pleasantly surprised by how entertained i was for the 2 hour movie.
A major negative point I've been seeing made by critics and audiences alike for the movie was the CGI giants, but i actually genuinely liked all the parts with giants. They all said they were CGI abominations. While maybe they looked cartoony, and not at all realistic, I could deal with it being a fairy tale.
I liked that they all had different personalities, and were actually a BIG PART of the story rather than just background pixels...That was nice. I also liked that it wasn't the straightforward fairy tale, they had a nice twist on it and really expanded the scope for a rather simple story, by adding the mythology of the war of giants. This is one fairy tale that benefitted from this treatment, not something that can be said for the garbage movies Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel.
It's not my favorite movie, or even of the summer, but it's well made and has plenty to enjoy and take away. In my opinion, Bryan Singer has redeemed himself after the awful 'Superman Returns.' I now have renewed faith in Singer's next X-men installment, "Days of Future Past."
September 12, 2014
Jack the Giant Slayer is a hit and miss for the majority of this film it provides all the classic clichés and parts that we would see in a well known children's fairytale and it provides a fair bit of the usual good special effects and action sequences but outside that there isn't that much good about it
August 10, 2013
Not bad. Great SFX and enjoyable story line. Interested in the sequel, if they ever make one.
September 23, 2013
Another fairy tale joining in the enlargement trend. The good visual effects may be the main attraction, but too much can limit a film's way of telling its story that was simply handled with limitations, creating unfitted blandness in the fantasy genre. (B)
(Full review coming soon)
April 7, 2014
Badly-acted, low effects and a chaotic story. A failed attempt to make a exciting film.
August 9, 2014
Not bad for what it is.
July 24, 2013
An exciting movie without expecting so much.