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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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Bryan Singer

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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 Joy McBrinn ... Old Maid
Chris Brailsford Chris Brailsford ... Blacksmith
Warwick Davis ... Old Hamm
Craig Salisbury 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

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

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Country:

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,187,603

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,687,603
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ian McShane and Eddie Marsan both also starred together in the Showtime series Ray Donovan (2013). See more »

Goofs

The scene following the soldiers that fell on the ground, when the party just starts to make headway into the rocky terrain of the giant's home. There is a GoPro situated on a small metal mount jutting out of the rocks in the middle-left of the shot as the camera zooms in slowly. See more »

Quotes

Elmont: Well, she's not in the house. This is the only other place she could have gone.
Crawe: If she climbed down, we would have seen her.
Elmont: [notices a footprint in the mud] She didn't climb down. She climbed up.
Roderick: Why would she do that?
Crawe: If she were cold.
Elmont: Or hungry.
Jack: [to himself] Or looking for an adventure.
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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 »

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Ginger Pig's Magical Flute
Written by Lior Rosner
Performed by Lior Rosner
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I liked it
12 February 2014 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a farm boy who battles giants from the sky valiantly, alongside brave soldiers and the princess of the kingdom.

I put off watching "Jack the Giant Slayer" because the giants are really ugly! During the film, I kept having sweaty palms because of the scenes involving heights. Those scenes were really scary. I liked the lead character Jack, because he is approachable boy next door. It is a refreshing tale to see him rising through the ranks and valiantly serve his country. The interweaving story telling scenes in the beginning annoyed me a little, because I thought it was a bit too forced. Overall, I like "Jack the Giant Slayer", because of the poignant ending.


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