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Jack the Giant Slayer

5 out of 10
Average rating 5 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Jack the Giant Slayer
Director: Bryan Singer
Main parts: Nicholas Hoult
Eleanor Tomlinson
Ewan McGregor
Stanley Tucci
Eddie Marsan
Ewen Bremner
Ian McShane
Christopher Fairbank
Simon Lowe
Mingus Johnston
Ralph Brown
Joy McBrinn
Chris Brailsford
Warwick Davis
Craig Salisbury
Production year: 2013
Genre: Adventure
IMDB link: [LINK]
Based On Fairy Tale | Bean | Beanstalk | Giant | Jack And The Beanstalk | Princess

Plot outlinie:
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.

Similar movies:
(3.11) Frozen | (2.96) Aladdin | (2.44) Maleficent | (2.31) Beauty and the Beast | (2.19) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Movie reviews for Jack the Giant Slayer

2014-04-02  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 5 out of 10
Well... I had a hangover and needed some brainless entertainment, and that is what I got.

The plot is loosely based on the fairy tale about Jack and the Beanstalk, so basically everything is set already. This twist is however slightly more violent than the story I was told as a kid. it is not brilliant but it is all right.

The acting is also fairly acceptable. I was quite surprised to see Ewan McGregor is a supporting role. Nicholas Hoult, playing the lead role of Jack, annoyed me a bit.
In general the acting was around average, I think.

The writing, on the other hand, was far below average in my opinion. The dialogues were lame, and where some of the scenes were a combination of stoned and outright surreal. I really think that was a shame, and this is the sole reason for my low rating of the movie.

What was actually cool was the effects! I am very impress how they animated the giants and also the actual beanstalks. Nicely done!

In general an acceptable fantasy movie which is poorly written but with impressive visual effects.

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