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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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Simon Lowe ...
Joy McBrinn ...
Old Maid
Chris Brailsford ...
Old Hamm
Craig Salisbury ...
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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 her from ruffians. He returns home only with 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 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 »


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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Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack the Giant Killer  »

Box Office


$195,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,202,226 (USA) (1 March 2013)


$65,171,860 (USA) (7 June 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film first started development in 2005 with D.J. Caruso being hired to direct. See more »


Shortly after sending the giant over the edge with bees, in the woods behind Elmont (Ewan McGregor) is visible a fast-moving dust cloud from moving vehicles, just as if a dirt road existed there and vehicles were traveling on it. See more »


Isabelle: If I hadn't run away, none of this would have happened. A princess is such a useless thing.
Jack: If you hadn't run away, Roderick would have taken over the kingdom with no warning. Your running away just might have give Cloister a fighting chance. So no one's useless, least of all the princess. That's why we need to get you back, because one day you'll be the queen. From then on you'll have the power to make the world a better place. Isabelle... imagine all the good things you could do.
Isabelle: [touched] ...
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Crazy Credits

The legendary logo emits the same glowing as the crown does in the film. See more »


References Return to Oz (1985) See more »


Ginger Pig's Magical Flute
Written by Lior Rosner
Performed by Lior Rosner
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User Reviews

Why all the negative talk?
18 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So what was everyone expecting with this film to give it such harsh reviews and ratings? We do remember this is a children's bedtime story right? I thought that the movie was great. The giants are a little scary, depending on the child this may not be the movie for them as the giants are somewhat gruesome beasts. All the nerds out there complaining about the CGI and poor quality of the giants, go get a girlfriend, watch some sports and stop being such a geek. Special effects and CGI are fine in this movie, again this is a movie about a fairy tale so imagination should be something needed for a film about flesh hungry giants that live in the sky. Most of us know the ending to this movie without watching it, but the extra story line added in to extend the movie are entertaining and do not spoil the film or change the classic story we all know. I recommend this movie, but please watch it with an open mind and remember that your watching a film of a child fantasy story. I give this film a 9....more of a 7-8 but I threw it an extra point or two just cause all the dorks who are highly critical of such non sense regarding a film about a kids bed time story ha ha.

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