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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) Movie Reviews

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04/12/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Mitreissend

Basierend auf dem TV Jack the Giant Slayer rückt hier eine Horde riesiger CGI Klopse an, die Windmühlen herausreissen und dicke Felsbrocken schleudern können. Derweilen bemüht sich Jack, der aussieht wie ein Hipster, um die Gunst der Prinzessin. Ich hab den Film durch Zufall gesehen und war angenehm überrascht! Jack the Giant Slayer ist ein mitreissendes und originelles Abenteuer geworden! Bryan Singer und sein Team haben ein schönes Märchen für gross und klein entworfen! Es bleibt sogar etwas Raum, um auch Mitleid mit den Giants zu empfinden, denn so ein Leben als Riese ist auch nicht leicht (doch dazu später)... Aber der Reihe nach: Das Märchen mit den Riesen wird eingangs gleich zwei Mal gelesen: Jack, ein achtjähriger Junge, der auf einer Farm lebt, hat es schon so oft "gefressen...

 

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06/30/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Giant Absurdity

Giant Absurdity! I am slightly repulsive with the title. The Giant Slayer. Alright folks, time to face the truth. Did Jack slay the giants in this film? Well probably two of them. But neither were slayed. It was all a dipstick stereotype and it is clear that Byran Singer (Superman Returns fame) was preposterous in filming. Nicholas Hoult and Evan McGregor were just like dolls facing the CGI giants, in their attempt to save the princess from being cooked. Where is the fun? Where is the energy? Loony in all aspects, enters this all absurd adventure film. The word “Slayer” means some power or some force with which killings are to be done. Singer should have named it as Giant Killer, instead of going harsh on the term.

If the third act (giants throwing fire trees, humans hitting fire arrow...

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2/4 

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Lee
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06/03/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not a 'giant' flop in my opinion.

Even though the initial outcome of this film was really poor as a consensus of people seem to think it relied too heavily on CGI effects (This didn't bother me whatsoever and don't know what people were expecting from X-men's Singer as he had to depict actual giants on the screen? Andre The Giant passed away in the 90's and he still stands as the only 'real' giant in my own opinion) I actually enjoyed it. The director of some of the X-men films Bryan Singer takes on the age old Grimm fairytale 'Jack And The Beanstalk' Jack, this time round portrayed by young and upcoming star Nicholas Hoult (About A Boy,X-Men First Class, Warm Bodies) is a young boy with his head in the clouds so-to-speak and is infatuated by an old town legend Erik, an ancient king who one time defeated an army of inva...

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2.5/4 

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05/01/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

for kids! =)

The conflict between humans and giants starts again as Jack (Nicholas Hoult) accidentally bridges land below and the land above the sky.

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I was able to come into a theater and see this movie without me knowing that this was a actually an adventure-fantasy movie made for kids. Sure I enjoy it anyway but I expected something like an action-packed, thrilling scenes like X-men, because of its poster which stated "from the director of x-men". My bad, at least a kid sitting beside me enjoyed it so much!

Why not? I do not know who the lead is, even the princess. Good thing Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci were there to save the day. I'm not saying it was a bad film, it actually had me with their surprising sequences but you know, it fall short to my expectation of actions and what hav...

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2/4 

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03/09/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

An Underdeveloped Disaster

Note: This review will contain minor spoilers, though nothing major will be revealed.

Jack the Giant Slayer has been getting many comparisons to last year's John Carter. Both were big-budget March releases, and both had high hopes for sequels. However, the box office returns for both films have been extremely underwhelming. While I am no fan of John Carter, at least it wasn't a complete disaster. The same cannot be said of Jack the Giant Slayer.

Inspired by the classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, this modern re-imagining follows more or less the same story initially. 18 year-old Jack is to sell his horse in the market, though he is swindled by a crafty monk, and given only "magic" beans for the horse. Jack is warned not to get them wet, but of course, Jack fails to keep the ...

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1/4 

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03/05/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Jack the Giant.... Wait, What? I already forgot..

This movie had a lot of potential but it didn't quite get there. It sets up a nice premise where you think you're going to get nice round main characters that equally add to the movie, but no. The princess is the damsel in distress and falls behind Jack when they set her up as some adventurer. Nicholas Hoult does well and fits the part but it's not much of a part. Ewan McGregor has the best lines and hair. I expected a lot more from the giants over all but there was one cliche after another. This is another case of a great cast being under utilized and the pacing needs work.

CGI is almost always a disaster and never quite fits in the real world, but it wasn't bad here. This is a decent fantasy flick that isn't bad but not that great. The entire idea behind the movie was really ...

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2.5/4 

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03/05/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Jack is a Fun Adventure

Jack The Giant Slayer exceeded my expectations by a wide margin. It may prove to be one of the biggest flops of the year, but it will not be due to the quality of the film itself. Maybe my expectations were too low coming in, but I really enjoyed this adolescent adventure from the X-men director (why didn’t they use that more in the marketing?)

Sure the main characters are bland as balls, but I really liked the supporting cast, Especially Tucci’s delicious villain and McGregor’s heroic soldier. Sure the giants may have looked fake, but they were still fun to watch, and one of them is voiced by Rattlesnake Jake. The point here being that, sure the movie has flaws, big obvious ones, but they aren’t enough to take away from the films spirit of adventure and the few fun surprises that...

Rating of
3/4 

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03/01/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) PG-13 Jack (Nicholas Hoult) accidentally discovers a long, lost way to the land of the Giants, a race that the humans had fought and defeated long ago. Now Jack is forced to defend his family and those in the kingdom from a group of super-beings hell-bent on recovering land that, they feel, belongs to them. The biggest problem with this film is that it can never figure out if it's a film for kids with humor and romance or is it an adult action film with people dying left and right. I liked Nicholas Hoult in the role of the everyman Jack, Ewan McGregor is brilliant as the dashing warrior Elmont and Stanley Tucci is perfect as the slimy, scamming Roderick, but they can’t overcome a clunky script that takes way too long to get to any action sequences and an end...

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2/4 

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