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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) Movie Information

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5044

Avg. Rating:

2.53/4

# of Ratings:

69

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/01/2013

DVD Release:

06/18/2013

Director:

Bryan Singer

Actors:

Ewan McGregor
Ian McShane
Nicholas Hoult
Bill Nighy
Stanley Tucci
Warwick Davis

 

 

 

 

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Men and giants have lived in peace for ages but that peace is about to be broken. A young farmer must lead a rescue mission to the giant kingdom to free a kidnapped princess and prevent all-out war. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 05/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Okay the 1962 movie was called jack the giant killer and this movie is called slayer?. This movie had a lot of mix review's just like the hobbit but this movie was fun I mean the visual effect's was not good but it's not bad.

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MikePA 06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1.5/4 

Jack the Giant Slayer, from the talented director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, X2), is a dreadfully dull and soulless film. Its attempt at achieving an exhilarating spectacle is a pretty bad failing, as Singer fills the screen with overblown, unconvincing CGI and giants that are about as digitally ugly as those transformers. The film lacks genuine excitement and fails to provide these poorly developed characters with much color or depth. I was hoping for some fun out of this film - but ultimately it's a boring, bland, lifeless piece of crap. 1.5/4

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sapien 03/04/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

This movie was better than I expected. It was funny, entertaining, and fun.

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  sreekirch
sreekirch
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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...

Rating of
2/4 

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  Lee
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...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Rod
Rod
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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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  Chris Kavan
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From what I understand, the people who have seen this did really like it - it's just that it didn't attract enough of those people I admit after being burned a bit by John Carter, I'm much pickier on big budget films. I will see Oz - but I won't watch Jack until I can do it from my room.
03/05/2013
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  LeeAnn M.
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I saw Jack the Giant Slayer and loved it! The CGI action added to the story, but didn't overwhelm it.
03/04/2013
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  LeeAnn M.
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I have yet to see this one, but I had hoped Jack the Giant Slayer would do well. I wonder if people in the studio will lose their jobs over this.
03/02/2013
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  aliena
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I have planned to watch this weekend.
03/02/2013
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  Chris Kavan
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Is anyone else getting a John Carter vibe from this movie? Everything I've seen suggests that the story is going to be too heavily reliant on CGI effects and not matter who is involved, I have a feeling they're not going to list this near the top of their film resume.

With a reported $180 million budget (with some placing it closer to $200) - I see this as the first big-budget movie to fall flat this year. Whether it qualifies as a certified bomb remains to be seen - but it better hope that foreign grosses turn out well.

02/28/2013
7:26 pm CT

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