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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.

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

Darren Lemke (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Jack
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Isabelle
Ewan McGregor ... Elmont
Stanley Tucci ... Roderick
Eddie Marsan ... Crawe
Ewen Bremner ... Wicke
Ian McShane ... King Brahmwell
Christopher Fairbank ... Uncle
Simon Lowe ... Monk
Mingus Johnston ... Bald
Ralph Brown ... General Entin
Joy McBrinn ... Old Maid
Chris Brailsford ... Blacksmith
Warwick Davis ... Old Hamm
Craig Salisbury ... Panto Erik the Great
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Storyline

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 garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Prepare for a giant adventure See more »

Genres:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Ewan McGregor's character states that he "has a bad feeling about this." This phrase is a staple of the Star Wars films, in which McGregor, as Obi-Wan Kenobi, says twice. Cast members Warwick Davis and Ralph Brown also appeared with him in his first Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). See more »

Goofs

The bell thrown at the castle by the giants changes broken shape from when it lands and when Jack and the princess ride off on Jack's horse to light the beacon. See more »

Quotes

Isabelle: You know, for someone who's not wildly keen on heights, you're doing awfully well.
Jack: Yeah, I've been doing a little trick Crawe taught me.
Isabelle: What's the trick?
Jack: Picture something just ahead of you within arm's reach.
[helps Isabelle down so she is within arm's reach]
Jack: Something that makes you happy.
Isabelle: Sounds easy enough.
Jack: It really is.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »


Soundtracks

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

 
A popcorn entertainer
2 March 2013 | by vicarious_toolSee 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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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack the Giant Killer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$195,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,202,226, 3 March 2013

Gross USA:

$65,187,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,687,603
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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