Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
The story of an ancient war that 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 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–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
I don't have all the words right now but this film is a work of art.
It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
A great movie, one of the best of this year. There was a bit of confusion at one point in the plot, but nothing serious.
There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
Well during the last year I was living in London I was excited to seeing Jack the Giant slayer but sadly I was unable to see the movie for some reason. Just because I just didn't see it. I later saw this movie on an airplane coming from Miami to Dubai where we moved to in 2013. I really liked the movie and for a while it was one of my all time favourites. I remember when Ewan Mcgregers character jumping onto the beanstalk before the Giants could climb down and I was like. So everything is resolved, Jack and the princess are safe and none of the characters I like are dead, so I was like thats it right. But then the giants find some of the beans my the waterfall entrance and they use it to get down to the ground and I was like. Holy sh-t. This is going to be epic. Basically the rest of the movie is the giants trying to take down the castle and get inside and everyone is working together to try and stop them. Having not seeing this movie in a long time so I cant really talk about this movie that much. Why don't I do a pro and cons.Pros:1. Ewan McGregor was awesome in this movie. He's really good in all the roles he does.2. The music is pretty good.3. A-lot of the characters are really likeable to me, even the king.4. The last 30 minutes were just great.5. The giant leader and his second in command was awesome.Cons:1. That thing about the giants just wanting eat the princess or at least the giant king because she's related to the king who banished the giants by blood. Which I just find stupid.2. The main human antagonist Roderick dies looking like and idiot.3. The special effects aren't that good. Some stuff looks nice but the giants look like they were being rendered on screen. In my opinion the cgi looks better at the end of the movie, but it still looks bad in the first 2/3's of the movie.For all these things I give this movie a 10 out of 10. The bad stuff I listed isn't enough for me to hate this movie.
With a fairy tale as famous as "Jack And The Beanstalk" it makes sense that we'd create a few movie versions made entirely about it. For a lot of the time, the film does in fact work. It's really let down by this ending. The story is that well Jack grows a beanstalk and finds not just one, but many giants living in the clouds above. They bring in some interesting ideas about religion and how it could be related to this story. Never thought I'd see that introduced, but it's still handled pretty well. I admit the CGI does look off in many places, especially the beginning.The ending is where it really loses it for me. I was really looking forward to see a big epic battle between the people and the giants. The plot features this magic crown which by some way mind controls the giants by whoever wears it. In the end, Jack wears it and he stops the giants from fighting. I really was looking forward to a big fight scene with everybody but unfortunately it ended because of this weird really unexplained item. It's then revealed to be a story said by Jack to his children and now it's modern times where giants are real. The buildup was good but it was mediocre because of that lame ending. **1/2
A good telling of this children's fairy tale with some pretty impressive special effects.All the scenes with the Giants are realistic enough, just as good as many other fantasy movies if not better.Of course we need to remember that this is set for children to watch which is a refreshing change and makes it an enjoyable watch for all the family, although maybe not for very young children as there are some scary scenes.An impressive cast with some pretty famous actors such as Ewan McGregor, Ian McShane and Stanley Tucci. However the reason I give this a 7 is because the two main characters seemed so badly cast.Nicholas Hoult seems weak and just doesn't carry of his character at all. There are many other actors who would have been much better, in my opinion.Eleanor Tomlinson was really badly cast and in fact seemed too old for the part even though she is in her twenties she came across as much older for some reason.Apart from that this is an enjoyable movie and I would watch it again.
This movie is somewhat expected. They didn't quite NAIL it but they were close.Nicholas Hoult played the character of Jack reasonably well whilst still letting the "Nicholas Hoult-ness" show through. The subdued yet surprised looks and scarce bursts of energy.The CG in this movie is fairly decent. Definitely pulls you into the world of not only the Human part of the world but also the world of the Giants.There is one key feature from the original story that is left out, I'll leave that to you to find out what it is.All in all, strong characters, decent story, great actors and a very fun and enjoyable movie to watch. Pop it on; tune out to the world and get sucked in.They falter with a few missed opportunities but still stay somewhat true to the story. FE FI FO FUM!