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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack
... Isabelle
... Elmont
... Roderick
... Crawe
... Wicke
... King Brahmwell
... Uncle
... Monk
... Bald
... General Entin
Joy McBrinn ... Old Maid
Chris Brailsford ... Blacksmith
... 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 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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If you think you know the story, you don't know Jack. See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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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  »

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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

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

Goofs

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. Counting the initial bean that starts this story and the bean that Jack retains, there should be seven beans in all; eight if you count the one from the story book's tale. See more »

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Isabelle: You must think I'm very silly.
Jack: No. I just wish that... Well, earlier, at the market...
Isabelle: Thank you... for defending my honor, Jack.
Jack: Anytime. Here, I'll take your coat. And until you find your own adventure...
Isabelle: [receives a book from Jack] "The Giants of Gantua."
Jack: My father used to read that to me.
Isabelle: That was always my mother's job.
Jack: I hope you find what you're looking for, Your Highness.
Isabelle: Call me Isabelle.
Jack: Isabelle.
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The legendary logo emits the same glowing as the crown does in the film. See more »

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Version of The Giant Killer (1924) See more »

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Panto Giganticus
Written by Kristopher Gee
Performed by Kristopher Gee
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7 beanstalks out of 10
23 April 2013 | by 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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