Jack the Giant Slayer

New Line Cinema Released 2013


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Movie Summary

Bryan Singer
An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend.


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Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    There's little facetious comedy a la the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. It's all traditional stuff, done well but without an original spark.

  • 67

    The Playlist Kevin Jagernauth

    Ultimately, it's hard and a bit pointless to nitpick Jack The Giant Slayer because it never sets out to be or presents itself as anything more than a slightly beefed up fairy tale.

  • 63

    Movie Nation Roger Moore

    For all Singer's expertise at making the fantastic real, all we're left with here is an expensive-looking bauble – worth looking over, but not really anything to treasure.

  • Not the Best Fantasy Film

    While not the worst movie, things move way too fast in this film. The prologue with Kid Jack and Kid Isabelle was only useful for explaining the legend of the giants and didn't last long. It then cuts to 10 years later. Since that prologue only explained the legend, Kid Jack and Kid Isabelle were unneeded.

    10 years later, Jack instantly develops a crush on the princess after defending her from some thugs. The princess then meets with her father, King Brahmwell. The king's acting is just atrocious, like he wasn't even trying to get us into the story. The King simply tells Isabelle to marry Roderick.

    The ending to this film is one of the worst endings to a movie I have ever seen. The crown becomes St. Edward's Crown and is put on display in modern day England.

    The action scenes against the giants are one of the more forgivable things in the movie and it still has a great fantasy setting, but it is not that great of a movie. Overall, if you love fantasy like me, give this a rent before you own.moreless

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    • Music:
      In the Gardens of Ginger Pig
      Written by Lior Rosner
      Performed by Lior Rosner
      Ginger Pig's Duet
      Written by Lior Rosner
      Performed by Lior Rosner
      Panto Giganticus
      Written by Kristopher Gee
      Performed by Kristopher Gee
      Ginger Pig's Magical Flute
      Written by Lior Rosner
      Performed by Lior Rosner


    • Other production companies:
      Legendary Pictures
      Original Film
      Big Kid Pictures
      Bad Hat Harry Productions
      Warner Bros.

    • Filming locations:
      Longcross Studios, Chobham Lane, Longcross, Surrey, England
      Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England
      Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England
      Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, England
      Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England
      Norwich, Norfolk, England
      Wells, Somerset, England

    • Taglines:
      1. Prepare for a giant adventure .
      2. If you think you know the story, you don't know Jack.


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