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 from ruffians. He returns home with only 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 herself 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
Creating the beanstalk involved two main requirements: set extension for shots of the actors interacting with the beanstalk (shot against a bluescreen), and complete CG renderings for shots of the beanstalk growing and extending from Earth into the world of the giants. See more »
When the giant king finds the bag of beans dropped by Roderick, it has five beans; however, after the giant blows them into the water, only four stalks grow. See more »
Matching armor. Nice. You look beautiful.
They're waiting for you. But...
[Jack grabs his book from his pocket and gives it to Isabelle]
To remember me by.
[Isabelle looks at it, but does not take it]
I won't need any help remembering.
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The legendary logo emits the same glowing as the crown does in the film. See more »
German version was cut for violence (Fallon getting hit by arrows in the face and burning) to secure a "Not under 12" rating. See more »
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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