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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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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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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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Did You Know?


Adelaide Kane, Lily Collins, and Juno Temple auditioned for the role of Isabelle. 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 »


General Fallon: Here comes the thunder.
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Crazy Credits

The Bad Hat Harry logo contains silhouettes of giants, who are first seen from a human point-of-view (their feet are seen stomping around) before they seen in their entirety. See more »


Version of Jack and the Beanstalk (1952) See more »


Ginger Pig's Magical Flute
Written by Lior Rosner
Performed by Lior Rosner
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7 beanstalks out of 10
23 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Or – A new take on Jack and the beanstalk. "Jack the giant slayer" takes a classic tale and breaths new life into it. So many try and fail at this, but this flick moderately succeeds. Despite a troubled production.

Film sees Jack. A young farmers son, sell his horse for some magic beans, which end up growing into a massive beanstalk. This beanstalk leads too a legendary land in the clouds, where the promised giants off the title roam. Sounds familiar? That's because it is. But its been delved into further, with more characters, some extra imagination, and many action set pieces thrown in, to make it a damn good feature length family movie.

Its not perfect. For everyone loving the fact its action packed, there will be those who find it seriously over heavy on the cartoony CGI. There are some cheesy moments, and some bad gags. But these are not overwhelming, in a film that is over all good fun.

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