Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer

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Jack the Giant Slayer

Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects) adapts the Jack and the Beanstalk fairytale. Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy) stars as the young farmer who leads a gang (including Ewan McGregor) against a kingdom of giants in order to rescue a kidnapped princess.

An ancient war is reignited when Jack, a simple farmer, unwittingly opens a gateway (via a giant beanstalk) between his world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack into the battle. 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.

2012Rating: M, contains fantasy violence114 minsUSA
AdventureFantasy
77%
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Reviews & comments

Fee fi fo fum, this movie is a little bit dum!

Lost interest half way through, went off for 20minutes to get the washing in off the clothesline and didn't seem to miss much, because it was predictable throughout. It seemed very long - but then that was probably because I had become a little bored. Wouldn't recommend it or watch again.

1.0
0

Fee-fo-fi-fum, ask not where this idea came from

While the second line of the poem no longer mentions the blood of an Englishman, the actors are British and the setting is unmistakably a fairy tale version of Britain. Stealing to get rich has been replaced by a more heroic lets-rescue-the-princess theme, which removes the dubious morality of making a hero out of a recidivist thief. Though I can't see an...

2.0
0

Average

Not as good as i expected i am quite enjoying the remake of the old tails eg snow white and huntsman this could of been better but who doesnt like drueling over Ewan Mc Gregor.

3.0
0

Ok Film

This was ok but there was so much Animal Violence but it was great to watch Nicholas Hoult & Ewan McGregor act together and i haven't seen Ewan McGregor in a action movie again he hasn't done anything like that since Star Wars. Sorry to have to say this 1 Star.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Jack the Giant Slayer feels, unsurprisingly, like an attempt to cash in on a trend, recycling storybook characters, situations and battle sequences to mechanical and wearyingly predictable effect.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Not one for cynics or bedwetters, if you’re after a ripping, roaring, thigh-slapping giant of a fairytale, Bryan Singer’s blockbuster panto will be right up your beanstalk.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

So many blockbuster movies are impersonal, micromanaged hashes that Jack, with its bare minimum of craft and commitment, comparatively comes off like a diamond in the rough.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Just a digitally souped-up, one-dimensional take on "Jack and the Beanstalk," capped by the kind of interminable blowout that makes many big-studio entertainments feel as long as the last Oscars.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's a bloodless, gutless piece of PG-13 fodder, geared to go down easy. That it does. It practically evaporates while you're watching it, lulling when you most want it to levitate.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

There may never have been a Jack tale that delivered so little pleasure for so many dollars as what we have here.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fee-fi-fo-fum, this fairy-tale retread is pretty dumb.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Singer’s tall tale is snatched from disaster by an all-hell-breaks-loose third act.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Spends a great deal of its focus on fights that stretch out to Lord Of The Rings length, but without LOTR-level effects or panache.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Jack the Giant Slayer feels, unsurprisingly, like an attempt to cash in on a trend, recycling storybook characters, situations and battle sequences to mechanical and wearyingly predictable effect.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Not one for cynics or bedwetters, if you’re after a ripping, roaring, thigh-slapping giant of a fairytale, Bryan Singer’s blockbuster panto will be right up your beanstalk.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

So many blockbuster movies are impersonal, micromanaged hashes that Jack, with its bare minimum of craft and commitment, comparatively comes off like a diamond in the rough.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Just a digitally souped-up, one-dimensional take on "Jack and the Beanstalk," capped by the kind of interminable blowout that makes many big-studio entertainments feel as long as the last Oscars.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's a bloodless, gutless piece of PG-13 fodder, geared to go down easy. That it does. It practically evaporates while you're watching it, lulling when you most want it to levitate.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

There may never have been a Jack tale that delivered so little pleasure for so many dollars as what we have here.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fee-fi-fo-fum, this fairy-tale retread is pretty dumb.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Singer’s tall tale is snatched from disaster by an all-hell-breaks-loose third act.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Spends a great deal of its focus on fights that stretch out to Lord Of The Rings length, but without LOTR-level effects or panache.

0

Fee fi fo fum, this movie is a little bit dum!

Lost interest half way through, went off for 20minutes to get the washing in off the clothesline and didn't seem to miss much, because it was predictable throughout. It seemed very long - but then that was probably because I had become a little bored. Wouldn't recommend it or watch again.

1.0
0

Fee-fo-fi-fum, ask not where this idea came from

While the second line of the poem no longer mentions the blood of an Englishman, the actors are British and the setting is unmistakably a fairy tale version of Britain. Stealing to get rich has been replaced by a more heroic lets-rescue-the-princess theme, which removes the dubious morality of making a hero out of a recidivist thief. Though I can't see...

2.0
0

Average

Not as good as i expected i am quite enjoying the remake of the old tails eg snow white and huntsman this could of been better but who doesnt like drueling over Ewan Mc Gregor.

3.0
0

Ok Film

This was ok but there was so much Animal Violence but it was great to watch Nicholas Hoult & Ewan McGregor act together and i haven't seen Ewan McGregor in a action movie again he hasn't done anything like that since Star Wars. Sorry to have to say this 1 Star.

1.0
0