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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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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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Prepare for a giant adventure 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  »

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

Twice in the film we see a golden harp. Once in a flashback when a giant is stealing it and again when Jack is in the room with all the treasure. In the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale, a harp that plays by itself is one of the items Jack steals from the giant. See more »

Goofs

Near the end when the two headed giant swallows the bean and is torn apart; his hand lands next to Jack. The crown on two fingers of the giant, is bigger than Jack's waist, let alone his head. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Isabelle, hold on tight.
[grabs a liana he has cut in the giant tree]
Jack: Ready?
Isabelle: No...
Jack: JUMP!
[they jump from the falling tree, hanging on to the liana. They swing around the tree before the tree begins to fall alarmingly fast and they are headed for the ground]
Isabelle: Jack, hold me!
[Jack sees a haystack, aims for it and lets go. They hit it, but keep gliding forward in the mud, heading for a sharp farm object. They stop just in the nick of time for hitting it]
Jack: Well, that worked out better than I expected.
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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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Panto Giganticus
Written by Kristopher Gee
Performed by Kristopher Gee
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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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