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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joy McBrinn ...
Old Maid
Chris Brailsford ...
Old Hamm
Craig Salisbury ...
Panto Erik the Great


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jamie Campbell Bower was considered for the role of Jack, but he was unable to audition due to a broken ankle injury suffered while filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010). See more »


When the king begins chopping the beanstalk with his sword, he is cutting nearly straight down from overhead on a horizontal root, but immediately afterward from a different angle he is cutting with a sideways swing at the vertical stalk. See more »


Jack: Matching armor. Nice. You look beautiful.
Isabelle: Thank you.
Jack: They're waiting for you. But...
[Jack grabs his book from his pocket and gives it to Isabelle]
Jack: To remember me by.
[Isabelle looks at it, but does not take it]
Isabelle: I won't need any help remembering.
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Crazy Credits

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


Version of Jack the Giantkiller (1982) See more »


Panto Giganticus
Written by Kristopher Gee
Performed by Kristopher Gee
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User Reviews

A popcorn entertainer
2 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie with a simple story, not the best acting performances and giant visual effects. So if you're up for some eye-candy and want to give your thinking brain a rest, go for it; but like I've heard from others, pick the best and biggest 3-D screen in town. Keep in mind however that this is no Life of Pi in terms of effects either.

The story is the clichéd young boy-princess-evil others trio, without much added creativity in terms of dialogues and I wasn't impressed by Nicholas Holt's acting skills either and there were some gross sequences involving the Giants, in case you like that stuff but apart from the effects I do not think it has much to offer.

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