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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Fantasy | 1 March 2013 (USA)
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The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

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Bryan Singer

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Darren Lemke (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Jack
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Isabelle
Ewan McGregor ... Elmont
Stanley Tucci ... Roderick
Eddie Marsan ... Crawe
Ewen Bremner ... Wicke
Ian McShane ... King Brahmwell
Christopher Fairbank ... Uncle
Simon Lowe ... Monk
Mingus Johnston ... Bald
Ralph Brown ... General Entin
Joy McBrinn Joy McBrinn ... Old Maid
Chris Brailsford Chris Brailsford ... Blacksmith
Warwick Davis ... Old Hamm
Craig Salisbury Craig Salisbury ... Panto Erik the Great
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Storyline

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 from ruffians. He returns home with only 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 herself 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. Written by garykmcd

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If you think you know the story, you don't know Jack. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack the Giant Killer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$195,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,202,226, 3 March 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,187,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,687,603
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It is estimated that Legendary Pictures lost between $125 and $140 million on the film. See more »

Goofs

When the giant king finds the bag of beans dropped by Roderick, it has five beans; however, after the giant blows them into the water, only four stalks grow. Counting the initial bean that starts this story and the bean that Jack retains, there should be seven beans in all; eight if you count the one from the story book's tale. See more »

Quotes

Elmont: This is a terrible idea.
Jack: Have you ever killed a giant before?
Elmont: And you've killed, what, one? Which makes you an expert now?
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Crazy Credits

The Bad Hat Harry logo contains silhouettes of giants, who are first seen from a human point-of-view (their feet are seen stomping around) before they seen in their entirety. See more »

Alternate Versions

German version was cut for violence (Fallon getting hit by arrows in the face and burning) to secure a "Not under 12" rating. See more »


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Panto Giganticus
Written by Kristopher Gee
Performed by Kristopher Gee
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A Worthy Retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk
21 February 2013 | by Flik-OffSee all my reviews

I just saw this at a special screening and since I'm wring reviews more often, I thought it'd be perfect to share my thoughts on this one. 'Jack the Giant Slayer' is basically just a retelling of Jack and the Giant Beanstalk, with some twists. Think of it kind of like the recent Kristin Stewart film, 'Snow White and the Huntsman'. Except, maybe this one is geared more towards the gentlemen of the crowd, where the former was the opposite. This film is as epic as 'Lord of the Rings', and if you like that kind of thing, you should enjoy this one.

I won't give away anything about the plot but you should already know the idea of what it is. There is not just one giant in this film, there are many, and there are plenty of action sequences to keep you engrossed. Nicholas Hoult plays the lead, and he holds the role well. He can also be seen in 'Warm Bodies'. Bryan Singer directs, and we all know he's responsible for 'X-Men'. Lets just say, the apple doesn't fall far from the beanstalk! I will for sure see this epic fantasy adventure again.

If you've ever played the classic PlayStation One game 'Legend of Dragoon', you'll notice a little resemblance in the war between humans and giants (gigantos in that game). Like I said in my last review- sit back and enjoy the ride, because thats what it's meant to be: not a deep thinking film.

If you think Bryan Singer is incapable of making anything decent after 'Superman Returns', think again- because you don't know jack!


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