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Jack the Giant Killer (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Fantasy | 12 March 2013 (USA)
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A giant beanstalk brings Jack to a land in the clouds filled with snarling, evil beasts. When the creatures make their way to the ground, Jack must figure out how to get back down before they destroy earth and everyone in it.

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Mark Atkins

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Mark Atkins (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane March ... Serena
Ben Cross ... Agent Hinton
Jamie Atkins Jamie Atkins ... Jack Krutchens
Harry Dyer Harry Dyer ... Newald Krutchens
Vicki Glover ... Lisa Russell
Julian Boote ... Nigel Mason
Tanya Winsor Tanya Winsor ... Sharon Mason
Nigel Peever Nigel Peever ... Oscar Madison
Robert Boyle Robert Boyle ... Staff Sergeant Sam Jones
Noel Ross Noel Ross ... Constable Milton
Jon Campling ... Jess Walters
Steve McTigue Steve McTigue ... General O'Shauncey
Gemma Lawman ... Hero Woman
Dylan Jones ... Agent Jones
Dennis Carr Dennis Carr ... Simkins
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A giant beanstalk brings Jack to a land in the clouds filled with snarling, evil beasts. When the creatures make their way to the ground, Jack must figure out how to get back down before they destroy earth and everyone in it.

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Jack went up the beanstalk, and brought down Hell.

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Action | Fantasy

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Whilst playing the character General O'Shauncy, Steve McTigue used his uncle's actual WWII whistle, carried by him when he won the Military Medal (MM) for Bravery in the Field at El Alamein in 1942. See more »

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Lisa Russell: Jack! You have to kick its ass.
Jack Krutchens: I know.
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Referenced in From the Sea (2013) See more »

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The Asylum does it again...
4 May 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, this movie was nothing at all what I had expected it to be. I had expected somewhat of a new interpretation of the classic tale of Jack and the bean stalk, but alas, that was not to be.

This is a story that borrows heavily from that story yes, but it does so in a very nonchalant way. It does however, pardon my French, manage to butcher up the entire story and try to put a weird, modern twist to it. But it just failed in every aspect.

The story ends up being a very broken apart set of fragments that doesn't really add up to a greater picture or unity. You just sit there wondering how this could come to be.

Mind you, that this is a The Asylum production, so that is a clear warning sign right there. I wasn't aware of that prior to obtaining the movie, and had I known, I wouldn't have wasted time or money on it. This is by far one of the more questionable movies from The Asylum that I have seen so far.

The CGI effects in the movie were quite bad, especially the big dinosaur-like creatures. They were just laughable. I will say that the floating brick building was actually quite nicely made, so thumbs up for that at least.

As for the acting, well there was nothing exceptional or mentionable here, and not even Ben Cross could manage to lift up anything in this particular movie.

This movie was definitely not meant for me as the audience, and it was a very strained ordeal to get through it. I ended up picking up my phone and playing some game during it as well, as I sort of lost interest in the storyline, which wasn't particularly solid to begin with, but I did manage to finish the movie. However, what would appeal to anyone in this movie is hard for me to put my finger upon; perhaps if you are a die-hard fan of anyone in the movie, but other than that, I just don't see the appeal.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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