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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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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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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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Also Known As:

Jack the Giant Killer  »

Box Office

Budget:

$195,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,202,226 (USA) (1 March 2013)

Gross:

$65,171,860 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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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

The bell thrown at the castle by the giants changes broken shape from when it lands and when Jack and the princess ride off on Jack's horse to light the beacon. See more »

Quotes

Isabelle: Is this your farm?
Jack: Yes. No. Sort of. My uncle and I are tenant partners. We just work the lands.
Isabelle: And, uh, these books?
Jack: Yeah, they... they're mine.
Isabelle: It's unusual for a farm boy.
Jack: Judging by the cover, are we?
Isabelle: What do you like reading?
Jack: I like a good adventure.
Isabelle: In books or in life?
Jack: Until I can find a way to get off this farm, I have to settle for books.
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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 »

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Version of Jack and the Beanstalk (1974) See more »

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In the Gardens of Ginger Pig
Written by Lior Rosner
Performed by Lior Rosner
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Inoffensive and fun
8 July 2013 | by (SF, CA) – See all my reviews

I wasn't blown away by this flick, but I did enjoy it. And I also enjoyed...

1. No potty humor 2. No overt sexuality 3. No inappropriate language 4. No seemingly random 3D FX 5. No politically correct messages or characters 6. No strutting egotism

In short, it's not a Follywood movie and you can actually let your kids watch it without worrying too much. There is some violence, but...

The script is well written, the acting is better than good, and it moves along at a pretty lively pace. Not a classic, but good. It might have been better a little shorter, but that can be said of most movies these days.

I was surprised to hear so many complaints.


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