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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

 -  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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giant | princess | bean | king | monk | See more »

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If you think you know the story, you don't know Jack. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language | See all certifications »

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1 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack the Giant Killer  »

Box Office

Budget:

$195,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The soldiers played by Byron Coll and Aaron Jackson had their roles cut from the finished film but are still credited in the end titles. See more »

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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 »

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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 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 »

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Version of Giantland (1933) See more »

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In the Gardens of Ginger Pig
Written by Lior Rosner
Performed by Lior Rosner
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Brilliant for all the family.
28 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Being a kid at heart and not liking broad beans as a youngster I had to find what a few magical beans could do.

The cast had a quite a few well known actors which supported the quality of this film and the graphics were outstanding . The giants were superb and these would have made up for anything if the film had been bad, but there wasn't anything bad at all

The way it started as a bedtime story and the way it finished at the the ..... was a very well thought out!

Family's will love it - entertainingly all the way through that will keep your kids on the edge of their seats.


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