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Jack si uriasii (2013)

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  • Genre: Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 22 March 2013 (Romania)
  • Runtime: 114 min
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  • IMDb page: Jack si uriasii (2013)
  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 1,478 votes 
  • Genre: Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 22 March 2013 (Romania)
  • Runtime: 114 min
  • Filming Location: Longcross Studios, Chobham Lane, Longcross, Surrey, England, UK
  • Director: Bryan Singer
  • Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: John Ottman   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat
  • Plot Keyword: Giant | Kingdom | Princess | Farmboy | Beanstalk

Writing Credits By:

  • Darren Lemke (screenplay) and
  • Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay) and
  • Dan Studney (screenplay)
  • Darren Lemke (story) &
  • David Dobkin (story)

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    Plot: 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. |  »

    Story: 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.

    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Richard Brener known as executive producer
    • Michael Disco known as executive producer
    • David Dobkin known as producer
    • Toby Emmerich known as executive producer
    • Alex Garcia known as executive producer
    • Jon Jashni known as executive producer
    • Ori Marmur known as producer
    • Patrick McCormick known as producer
    • Neal H. Moritz known as producer
    • John Ottman known as associate producer
    • John Rickard known as executive producer
    • Bryan Singer known as producer
    • Thomas Tull known as executive producer
    • Michele Weiss known as production executive

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Nicholas Hoult known as Jack
    • Eleanor Tomlinson known as Isabelle
    • Ewan McGregor known as Elmont
    • Stanley Tucci known as Roderick
    • Eddie Marsan known as Crawe
    • Ewen Bremner known as Wicke
    • Ian McShane known as King Brahmwell
    • Christopher Fairbank known as Uncle
    • Simon Lowe known as Monk
    • Mingus Johnston known as Bald
    • Ralph Brown known as General Entin
    • Joy McBrinn known as Old Maid
    • Chris Brailsford known as Blacksmith
    • Warwick Davis known as Old Hamm
    • Craig Salisbury known as Panto Erik the Great
    • Peter Bonner known as Panto Monk
    • Lee Boardman known as Badger
    • Lee Whitlock known as Small Drunk
    • Jody Halse known as Fat Drunk
    • Richard Dixon known as King's Artiste
    • Chris Drake known as Young Guardian (as Christopher Drake)
    • Bill Nighy known as General Fallon
    • John Kassir known as General Fallon's Small Head
    • Cornell John known as Fee
    • Andrew Brooke known as Fye
    • Angus Barnett known as Foe
    • Ben Daniels known as Fumm
    • Philip Philmar known as Cook Giant
    • Peter Elliott known as Sentry / Bugler Giant
    • Don McCorkindale known as Tongue Giant
    • Tayler Marshall known as 1st Child
    • Amber Vertaanes known as 2nd Child
    • Alex Macqueen known as Tour Guide
    • Joseph Salazar known as Roddy
    • Hattie Gotobed known as Little Girl
    • Steven Williams known as Master of Secrets
    • John Lebar known as Panto Giant 1
    • Phill Martin known as Panto Giant 2
    • Steve Haze known as Panto Musician
    • Michael Self known as Young Jack
    • Tim Foley known as Jack's Father
    • Sydney Rawson known as Young Isabelle
    • Tandi Wright known as Queen
    • Byron Coll known as Soldier
    • Aaron Jackson known as Soldier
    • Mark Badham known as King's Foot Soldier (uncredited)
    • Russell Balogh known as Upper Class Merchant (uncredited)
    • Jason Beeston known as King's Foot Soldier (uncredited)
    • Christian Black known as Kings Foot Soldier (uncredited)
    • Chris Bowe known as Kings Guard (uncredited)
    • Stephen Brocklehurst known as King's Foot Soldier (uncredited)
    • Alfred Camp known as Soothsayer (uncredited)
    • Nathanjohn Carter known as King's Foot soldier (uncredited)
    • Robert Clayton known as The Kings Guard (uncredited)
    • Sam Creed known as Farmer (uncredited)
    • Graham Curry known as The King's Foot Soldier (uncredited)
    • Joseph Dewey known as The King's Paige (uncredited)
    • Richard Dorton known as Motion Capture Actor (uncredited)
    • Anthony Errington known as King's Archer (uncredited)
    • David Frost known as Kings Minister and Upper Class Gentleman (uncredited)
    • Sammy Harris known as The Kings Guard (uncredited)
    • Philip Harvey known as Fire Arrow Archer (uncredited)
    • Caroline Hayes known as Jack's Mum (uncredited)
    • Matthew David Hearn known as Kings Guard / Kings Foot Soldier (uncredited)
    • Mitch Hill known as Baker / Peaseant (uncredited)
    • Kevin Hudson known as Seargent of the Gate (uncredited)
    • Charli Janeway known as Palace Guard (uncredited)
    • Andy Joy known as King's Paige (uncredited)
    • James Kirkham known as Young Jack (uncredited)
    • Daniel Lapaine known as Jack's Dad (uncredited)
    • Darren Lynch known as Johnathan (uncredited)
    • Celina Macdonald known as Merchant 1049 (uncredited)
    • Duncan JC Mais known as The kings Foot Soldier (uncredited)
    • Martyn Mayger known as Upper Class Gentleman (uncredited)
    • Raine McCormack known as Giant (uncredited)
    • Henry Monk known as The Kings Guard (uncredited)
    • Michael St Omer known as Hog Roast Seller / Barricade Peasant (uncredited)
    • Gloria Riccio known as Farmer / peasant (uncredited)
    • Santi Scinelli known as Soothsayer (uncredited)
    • James Thomas Scott known as Farmer (uncredited)
    • Nick Shaw known as Kings Minister (uncredited)
    • Simon Steggall known as Framer (uncredited)
    • Shane Stevens known as Motion Capture Actor (uncredited)
    • Sebastian Tarlach known as The king foot soldier (uncredited)
    • Paul Warren known as The not so Strong Man (uncredited)
    • Josh Wichard known as King's Guard (uncredited)
    • Simon John Wilson known as Monk Hand Double (uncredited)
    • Christian Wolf-La'Moy known as Horse Merchant (uncredited)



    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:
    • Belles Berry known as crowd junior hair and makeup artist
    • Jennie Cooper known as trainee make-up & hair
    • Sally Crouch known as junior hair & makeup artist: second unit
    • Natalie Guest known as makeup artist: dailies
    • Alison Hanken known as crowd junior hair and makeup artist
    • Lynn Jackett known as makeup and hair: dailies
    • Suzanne Jansen known as makeup and hair artist: crowd
    • Camilla Kirk-Reynolds known as makeup artist
    • Ailbhe Lemass known as key makeup artist
    • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
    • Caroline Martini known as makeup artist: second unit
    • Roo Maurice known as crowd makeup artist
    • Kirsty Mcqueen known as junior makeup artist
    • Sarah Monzani known as makeup designer
    • Flora Moody known as hair and makeup artist: crowd
    • Nicola Mount known as makeup artist
    • Fran Needham known as makeup artist
    • Debbie Ormrod known as daily crowd trainee
    • Jeanette Redmond known as hair stylist
    • Sophie Slotover known as makeup artist: daily
    • Bunny Stanway-Mayers known as hair and makeup artist: daily
    • Hovette Stephanie known as hair stylist: dailies
    • Hovette Stephanie known as wig maker
    • Tegan Taylor known as makeup department head: Los Angeles
    • Lucybelle Thompson known as hair and make up trainee
    • Gemma Waugh known as makeup artist: dailies
    • Tom Woodruff Jr. known as character design consultant
    • Lacey Rixson known as daily makeup trainee (uncredited)

    Art Department:

    • Andrew Ainscow known as props
    • Nick Ainsworth known as concept artist
    • John Allen known as carpenter
    • Rebecca Amissah known as art department assistant
    • Will Ayres known as chargehand standby greensman
    • Fiona Barty known as prop modeller
    • Louise Begbie known as assistant graphic artist
    • Mark Beverton known as senior prop modeller
    • Alex Boswell known as chargehand stand-by prop
    • Simon Bradbury Philip known as props
    • Sophie Bridgman known as junior draughtsman
    • Faye Brinkworth known as painter
    • Matthew Broderick known as stand by props
    • Charlotte Bushnell known as prop coordinator (as Charlie Bushnell)
    • Rob Cameron known as assistant set decorator
    • Dean Coldham known as supervising plasterer
    • Deano Harry Coldham known as plasterer
    • Dylan Cole known as concept artist
    • Vanessa Cole known as set dresser
    • Jon Colson known as greensman
    • Keith Connolly known as painter
    • Lily Currie known as prop maker
    • Emma Denby known as trainee props painter
    • John Dickenson known as concept artist
    • Sean Downey known as props
    • Paul Duff known as head carpenter
    • Joshua Eggins known as greensman
    • Joshua Eggins known as greenman
    • Colin Ellis known as props
    • Scott Elms known as carpenter
    • Scott Elms known as propmaker
    • James Enright known as props
    • Gregory Fangeaux known as draughtsman: 3D/CAD
    • Patrick Faulwetter known as concept artist
    • Stefano Ferrara known as prop maker
    • Jeff Finch known as plasterer
    • John Fisher known as assistant armourer
    • Darren Fitzsimons known as sculptor
    • Richard Flower known as propmaker
    • Martin Foley known as assistant art director
    • Matthew Foster known as props
    • Anthony Francisco known as concept artist
    • Bruce Gordon known as art department sculptor
    • Gavin Gordon known as supervising carpenter
    • Trevor Goring known as previsualization storyboard artist: The Third Floor
    • Neil Griffiths known as greens
    • Jake Hall known as junior draughtsperson
    • Toby Hawkes known as supervising prop maker
    • Justin Hayzelden known as stand-by greens
    • Bernie Hearn known as prop supervisor
    • Sophie Hervieu known as art director: set decoration
    • Robert Hochstoeger known as 3D generalist
    • Jonathan Holbrook known as painter
    • Roger Holden known as key greensman
    • Will Holden known as chargehand greensman
    • Peter James known as on-set art director
    • Gavin Johnson known as greensman
    • Jesse Jones known as drapesmaster
    • Martin Kane known as stand-by dressing greens
    • Tom Kilbourne known as art pa
    • Martin Kingsley known as assistant property master
    • Declan Lambert known as greensman
    • Jen Lambert known as construction medic (as Jennifer Lambert)
    • Dominic Lavery known as concept artist
    • Doug Lefler known as previsualization lead storyboard artist: The Third Floor
    • Adam Lewis known as greensman
    • Chris Lewry known as drapesman
    • Katie Lodge known as prop modeller
    • David London known as prop modeller
    • Johnny Mann known as foam technician
    • Annika Mantle known as assistant buyer
    • Brian Matyas known as concept artist
    • Iain McCaig known as concept artist
    • Richard Mccarthy known as hod plasterer
    • Peter McKinstry known as concept artist
    • Steven Messing known as concept designer
    • Mark Moretti known as storyboard artist
    • Bruce Morris known as storyboard artist: The Third Floor
    • Bruce Morris known as previsualization storyboard artist: The Third Floor
    • Eddie Murphy known as carpenter
    • Neil Murrum known as chargehand dressing prop
    • Philip O'Connell known as props
    • John O'Shaughnessy known as production buyer
    • Michael Parkin known as props
    • Alan Payne known as graphic artist
    • Nick Pelham known as storyboard artist
    • Elliott Polley known as trainee prop
    • Josh Polley known as props
    • Mitch Polley known as trainee prop
    • Rose Pomeroy known as painter
    • Caroline Pool known as art department assistant
    • Peter Popken known as concept artist
    • Thomas Power known as model maker
    • Maury Ruiz known as concept artist
    • Michael Sarley known as storyboard artist
    • Elicia Scales known as art department assistant
    • Josh Sheppard known as storyboard artist
    • Tom Sinden known as prop modeller
    • Alex Smith known as draftsperson
    • Thomas Smith known as trainee mould maker
    • Codrina Spataru known as props
    • James M. Spencer known as art department assistant
    • Gert Stevens known as concept artist
    • Eric Strange known as prop storeman
    • Sarah Stuart known as assistant art director
    • Stephen Swain known as assistant art director
    • Howard Swindell known as concept artist
    • Jackson Sze known as concept illustrator
    • Ty Teiger known as property master
    • Miles Teves known as concept artist
    • Richard Thomas known as senior prop modeller
    • Richard Thomas known as prop modeller
    • Vladimir Todorov known as concept artist
    • Joel Venti known as storyboard artist
    • Christopher Michael Walker known as props
    • Oliver Walpole known as trainee prop
    • Norman Walshe known as concept artist
    • Amanda Ward known as props painter
    • Dicken Warner known as set dresser
    • Peter Watson known as chargehand dressing prop
    • Billy Wells known as chargehand prop manufacturer
    • Peter Wells known as props
    • Andrew Williamson known as concept artist
    • Mal Zawadzki known as stand-by painter: second unit
    • Simon Webber known as concept artist (uncredited)
    • Tom Whitehouse known as concept artist (uncredited)




    Production Companies:

    • New Line Cinema (presents)
    • Legendary Pictures (in association with)
    • Original Film
    • Big Kid Pictures
    • Bad Hat Harry Productions (as Bad Hat Harry)
    • Warner Bros. Pictures

    Other Companies:

    • 2020 Casting  extras casting
    • 4K London  digital imaging services
    • ARRI Lighting Rental  lighting equipment
    • Audio Head Post  post-production sound services (Temp Mix)
    • Audiolink Radio Communications  cell phone rentals
    • Audiolink Radio Communications  walkie talkies
    • Casting Collective  extras casting
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  remote camera systems
    • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
    • Company 3  digital intermediate
    • DDA Fire  fire services
    • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
    • Deluxe Digital Cinema  digital cinema mastering
    • Dick George Creatives  props
    • Digilab Services  digital recording
    • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
    • Fluent Image  film data management
    • Flying Pictures  aerial filming services provided by
    • Goldcrest Post Production London  sound post-production
    • Helicopter Film Services  3D Aerial filming by
    • Motion Picture Merchandise (MPM)  crew merchandise
    • POP Sound  ADR Recording
    • Panavision UK  camera equipment provided by
    • Scarlet Letters  end titles
    • Soundelux  post-production sound services
    • StudioEngine  render farm
    • Translux  facilities
    • Vision3  3d stereography by
    • WaterTower Music  soundtrack


    • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
    • Warner Bros. Pictures (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Warner Bros. (2013) (Argentina) (theatrical)
    • Warner Bros. (2013) (Germany) (theatrical)
    • Warner Bros. (2013) (Japan) (theatrical)
    • Warner Bros. (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
    • Warner Bros. (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
    • Warner Home Video (2013) (USA) (DVD)
    • Warner Home Video (2013) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)



    Other Stuff

    Special Effects:

    • Crazy Horse Effects
    • Digital Domain (animation and visual effects)
    • Gentle Giant Studios
    • Giant Studios (Motion Editor/Animator)
    • Hatch Production (concept design and matte paintings)
    • Lifecast (lifecast of Ian McShane)
    • MPC
    • Mark Roberts Motion Control
    • Mova (facial motion capture)
    • Plowman Craven & Associates
    • Proof
    • Proof (previsualization)
    • Rodeo FX
    • Soho VFX (visual effects)
    • Third Floor, The (previsualization)

    Release Date:

    • Taiwan 27 February 2013
    • Hong Kong 28 February 2013
    • Philippines 28 February 2013
    • Singapore 28 February 2013
    • South Korea 28 February 2013
    • Ukraine 28 February 2013
    • India 1 March 2013
    • USA 1 March 2013
    • Kuwait 7 March 2013
    • Chile 14 March 2013
    • Germany 14 March 2013
    • Portugal 14 March 2013
    • Mexico 15 March 2013
    • Spain 15 March 2013
    • Belgium 20 March 2013
    • Australia 21 March 2013
    • Croatia 21 March 2013
    • Netherlands 21 March 2013
    • New Zealand 21 March 2013
    • Russia 21 March 2013
    • Serbia 21 March 2013
    • Bulgaria 22 March 2013
    • Finland 22 March 2013
    • Ireland 22 March 2013
    • Japan 22 March 2013
    • Norway 22 March 2013
    • Poland 22 March 2013
    • Romania 22 March 2013
    • UK 22 March 2013
    • France 27 March 2013
    • Argentina 28 March 2013
    • Hungary 28 March 2013
    • Italy 28 March 2013
    • Brazil 29 March 2013
    • Sweden 3 April 2013
    • Greece 4 April 2013
    • Estonia 5 April 2013
    • Venezuela 12 April 2013
    • Denmark 8 May 2013

    MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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    1. Alise_shenle from Singapore
      03 Mar 2013, 10:00 am

      After my friend made me watch Red Riding Hood. I was almost convincedthat fairytale adaptations could never be great. I was wrong. Jack andthe beanstalk was a suitable fairytale to be adapted on the big screen.It had giants, heights, and monstrous plants. The whole theater waslaughing nonstop, and below are the reasons why. 1. The parallelsbetween Jack and Isabel (the most clichéd name for a girl, btw.Remember Twilight?) when they were young children and then grown-ups.itshowed that people who come from different backgrounds can be similar,and that they didn't just end up together because they went throughsome adventures, they were fated from the beginning. 2. I like thetie-in from every random scene. Etc when Jack was giving a pompousspeech and everyone kneeled down and he said, "there's someone behindme, right?", it wasn't just some random thing, but it was repeatedlater to show how Jack had grown from a commoner to a prince. 3. Theaction! The movie isn't afraid to be gory and scary, what with humantorture, murder, the last stand, and giants. 4. They purposely made thebad guys ugly and stupid, easy to hate. Especially the sidekick whodied such an ironic death. 5. I like how Jack was portrayed as a braveand smart guy. He didn't just trade a horse for 5 beans–he wassupposed to exchange the beans for 10 copper coins! He figured out howto kill giant in an ingenious way. Also he is nice to everyone, andhandsome to boot. 6. And I love how the movie ends up being related tothe modern world, shows how smart is film is. It doesn't need to be ina "fantasy" because it makes sense and is realistic! Just don't go inwith low expectations, you will be pleasantly surprised!

    2. RNMorton from West Chester, Pa
      03 Mar 2013, 10:00 am

      Wow – very cool. A good retelling of an old story without any smarmyadult jokes or insinuations, although I must say some moderately roughvisual moments. But nothing my 7 year old couldn't handle. CommonerHoult finds himself helping out priness Tomlinson on more than oneoccasion, the most serious being when she's held or chased by giants.Of all the actors McGregor charmed me the most in a calmly confidentrole as head of the king's Guardians. Hoult and McGregor battle thegiants in their home town and then engage in round two when the giantscome to earth. Tucci is good, as always, in this case playing thevillain. The special effects are well done but not overdone (as is sooften the case nowadays). The story is pretty much told straight,without a lot of fluff, although the running time of about two hourswas probably more than it needed to be. Somewhat derivative but veryenjoyable nonetheless, it's recommended.

    3. Sean H-. (cornflakeboy20) from United States
      03 Mar 2013, 10:00 am

      In this retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk, the title character and arunaway princess are thrust into the sky when vines sprouting from themagic beans vault Jack's cabin into the sky. A race of giants exiledthere by the power of a magic crown plots to return below and recapturethe human kingdom. The King sends a rescue party of his knights and theprincess's evil fiancé to rescue the princess, and the evil prince usesthe magical crown in an attempt to seize the power of the giants totake over the kingdom.

      It was refreshing to find a non ironic, non meta straightforwardtelling of this story, with some elements of charm and humor. The 3D isfairly unspectacular, although there are great sequences, such as thecollapse of the vine which causes catastrophic damage below. The bodycount, for a family film, is quite high, surpassing some of the laterHarry Potter movies. It is also notable that there are virtually nofemales in either the giants' or human's realm. The cast is fine, andNicholas Hoult makes a fine Jack, and brings more life and personalityto the role than he did earlier this year with "Warm Bodies."

      Most elements of the film work quite well and it has the potential towork alongside dark family fare like "The Never Ending Story" or "TheDark Crystal."

    4. didonatope
      03 Mar 2013, 10:00 am

      It's pretty much a guarantee that if you grew up with fairy tales, youwould certainly know the story of Jack and The Beanstalk. I know Ihave; when I was a kid, this story was everywhere. I saw it played outby Mickey Mouse in the "Fun and Fancy Free," by Snoopy in "The CharlieBrown and Snoopy Show," and by Bugs Bunny in "Jack Wabbit and TheBeanstalk." The tale is a timeless child's fantasy story, and for thatalone, this movie mostly succeeds.

      After the opening credits, the film opens with an introduction of ourtwo main characters: Jack (played by Nicholas Hoult, fresh off his rolein last month's "Warm Bodies") and princess Isabelle (played by ElanorTomlinson). Just like in the original fairy tale, Jack is a poor farmhand who is tricked into trading valuable livestock (in this movie it'sa horse rather than a cow) for supposed "magic beans." PrincessIsabelle, however is pretty much the textbook definition of a Disneyprincess. Her mother is dead, her father is an over-protective king whowants her to marry someone she doesn't like, she's tired of her boringlife in the palace and dreams of adventure. When I first came acrossthis character, I immediately planned on chastising her as extremelyclichéd in this review. However, once I began watching this in thecontext of a kids movie, I found this to be much more tolerable. Thoughin a 2013-released film, it still feels kind of dated.

      If you're watching this expecting another "Hansel and Gretel: WitchHunters" will be disappointed. This movie is pretty family-friendlyoverall and has a light hearted attitude throughout. Despite thisfilm's hefty body count, the characters consistently joke around andget themselves into shenanigans. It could very well be irritating tothose expecting a more mature fantasy based on the rating andadvertising, as it does admittedly feel too silly at times. However, asa family film, the combination of violence and silliness makes itsomewhat a fusion of the family films of the 80's and 90'srespectively.

      The rest of the characters are decently developed, including thesinister Lord Roderick (played by Stanley Tucci) and the noble knightElmont (played by Ewan McGreggor). No character was given that muchdevelopment, which I actually didn't really mind. I knew enough abouteach character, and in a fast-paced fairy tale like this, keeping theplot moving and interesting were the most important aspects.

      The giants were pretty interesting too. In a way, they reminded me ofthe trolls in last year's "The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey," as theyare excessively gross, uncivilized and high-tempered. I'm certain thatkids will get a laugh out of their flatulent, booger-eating ways. I wasinitially concerned that this film would just portray them asunstoppable villains with no personality. Instead, the film fleshesthem out a bit and gives them a motive for their actions. I certainlywouldn't mind a prequel film giving more meat to their hatred formankind.

      The cast gives their all, especially Nicholas Hoult. Here he brings toJack the same charm and timidity he gave to R in "Warm Bodies." I feelthat he he has the capability and likability to carry a movie as thelead role, and I look forward to his future endeavors next year.

      "Jack The Giant Slayer" will reasonably divide critics and audiences,but if I had kids, I would have no problem taking them to see this.It's a fun little adventure that kids and open-minded adults will get akick out of.

    5. Two Gun from United States
      03 Mar 2013, 10:00 am

      How many movies can you say are exactly what you expected? This is oneof them for me and for those that I saw it with. I was expectingaverage but hoping for more. As it turns out, there really is nothingextraordinary on display at all. It's a pure violent fairy talecomplete with silly plot turns and nonsensical character decisions. Iliked the cast well enough but wasn't really drawn to them or in to thestory. There's very limited popcorn fun (I was disappointed in theaction quite a bit actually and the lack of it) and, like everythingelse, the CGI wasn't bad but wasn't anything worth getting excited overeither. This film will be forgotten sooner rather than later by mostthat see it.

    6. griffolyon12 from United States
      03 Mar 2013, 10:00 am

      If you even have a passing knowledge of the, "Jack and the Beanstalk,"fairy tale, then you know the story of Jack the Giant Slayer. Wheredirector Bryan Singer's film finds its footing and stands on its own isthat it doesn't try to reimagine the fairy tale as something darker ormore twisted, but rather makes the film like a Golden Age Errol Flynnadventure film, such as The Adventures of Robin Hood.

      Jack the Giant Slayer is a very simple film in that you know who theheroes and the villains are from the first time you see them, it's notlooking to overcomplicate the fairy tale or create surprise. The filmutilizes the archetypal characters from the Hero's Journey, just as theoriginal Star Wars did, and from the first moments you see farm boyJack and princess Isabelle, you know their motivations and you'realready in love with them. Nicholas Hoult and Eleanor Tomlinson havevery good chemistry as Jack and Isabelle, but the performance I lovedthe most was Ewan McGregor doing his best Errol Flynn impression asswashbuckler, Elmont the knight. Rounding out the cast is Stanley Tuccias bad guy Roderick, and he's the type of mustache twirling bad guy youremember from all those great adventure flicks of your youth.

      What really sells this film as a throwback to the Golden Age ofHollywood, is that the film never takes itself too seriously and alwaysremains lighthearted and adventurous, with jokes even in some of themore serious moments where Singer and company could have made itdarker. Then there's the spot on musical score by John Ottman, whochannels the best of Old Hollywood's go-to adventure film composer, MaxSteiner, with a recurring theme that is memorable and heroic. However,what really separates this film from being like those Errol Flynnswashbucklers, is the sheer scope of the story.

      A film like this could not have been made in the Golden Age ofHollywood, and I would argue that this film could have not even beenmade ten years ago, in live action at least. To effectively pull thisconcept off, the film required tons of special effects to work, andwhile some of the CGI work isn't always photorealistic and a littlecartoonish, all of the giants are created through motion captureperformance technology, and without it this film could not have beenrealized. It's this ginormous scale that makes the film modern and notsimply a throwback to a bygone era of movie-making. Though, to assumethat Jack the Giant Slayer is so simple that it doesn't actually haveanything to say, would also be wrong.

      The true brilliance of Jack the Giant Slayer is the thematic idea thatties the entire story together of how stories are told, and how storieschange over time and become myth or are taken out of context, to wherepeople often forget that something they read in a book actuallyoccurred and is the truth. I found this commentary hitting very closeto home. Whether it's history, myth, or a religious tome, many peoplenowadays seem to not ever think twice about the stories that exist inour society and refuse to believe, and Jack the Giant Slayer has megenuinely thinking about the truths so often ignored in those stories.

      I give Jack the Giant Slayer a 10 out of 10!

    7. GoneWithTheTwins from www.GoneWithTheTwins.com
      03 Mar 2013, 10:00 am

      It's an interesting idea – to make a theatrical, big-budget, computereffects-heavy action film based on the simple tale of Jack and theBeanstalk. It was most recently touched upon in "Puss in Boots," with asimilar subplot, but it's now elaborated on with live-action gusto andgrand chaos (illustrated by stunning CG and creative costumes andsets). Despite including all the clichés for goofy fantasy features,along with following the tired trend of larger-than-life heroescombating supernatural monstrosities, "Jack the Giant Slayer" neverbetrays the humorous, adventurous tone it wholeheartedly initiates. Themood doesn't shift drastically, even when characters meet untimelydemises, thanks to a consistency in gags, suspense, action, andromance. It's impossibly generic, but unmistakably amusing (not aroller-coaster ride but a beanstalk ride).

      Undependable farmer Jack (Nicholas Hoult) can't manage the simple taskof selling a horse and cart for money for his uncle's farm. He'sgreatly distracted by the beauty of princess Isabelle (EleanorTomlinson), a woman betrothed to the king's (Ian McShane) evil adviserRoderick (Stanley Tucci). As Roderick plots to use an ancient crown andmagical beans to command armies of giants to overthrow the world, Jackaccidentally winds up with the legumes in exchange for his steed.Scolded by his uncle for his incompetence, Jack turns the tables whenhe embarks on a harrowing mission to rescue the princess – who iscarried away into the clouded heavens by a cumbrous green stalk – in afaraway land full of giants.

      The casting is a bit of a conundrum, going for relative newcomers inthe leads and unexpected, acclaimed European character actors in thesupporting positions. Ewan McGregor, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, andthe very recognizable voice of Bill Nighy (sounding entirely too muchlike the tentacle-faced Davy Jones of Pirates of the Caribbean) areamongst them, while the facially flamboyant Stanley Tucci plays thechief human villain. It's purposeful to use an actor that is difficultto take seriously as a merciless murderer, but also rather contrarywhen so many other elements of the film are approached with suchsprightly absurdity. There's a clear preoccupancy with bodilyboorishness as well, not only with repulsive, lumpy, mutated colossusdesigns, but also with facial mucus, gastrocolic discharges, andhabitual aberration (of the PG-13 variety).

      The clash of sensibility propagates to character development andinconsistencies in size and strength. The princess is anxious to demandthat her father give her independence; the scene just beforedemonstrates her complete inability to defend herself, as a gang ofdrunks accosts her in the marketplace. And, as is common in filmsinvolving antiquated royalty, nobility forbids a commoner from marryingqueenship – but it says nothing of common decency, which eludes theprincess as she fails to ask Jack to accompany her back to the castle.She's then surprisingly overjoyed when he reenters her life once againto warn her of yet another attempt on her life. As for visualconsistency, the mountainous brobdingnagians that descend upon the cityare, when convenient to stretch out anticipation, overpowered by tinyhumans (in a particularly embarrassing tug-o-war), outrun by horses,unable to pass an innocuous moat of flaming oil, and cannot simply jumpover the undersized walls of the castle. This is all despite theirtowering massiveness, which morphs from time to time to either aid orimpede their destructive capabilities.

      - The Massie Twins (GoneWithTheTwins.com)

    8. FlixChatter from United States
      03 Mar 2013, 10:00 am

      I've actually never seen any Jack and the Beanstalk movie before, butof course I'm familiar with this bedtime story. I was curious enoughabout this one given that it's directed by Bryan Singer.

      It starts unpredictably enough, with Jack's father reading him abedtime story and of course Jack always believed it's not just a myth.Fast forward to a decade or so later and Jack's now living with hisfarmer uncle. After his father's death and on the way of selling hishorse to make ends meet, he inadvertently comes into possession of themagic beans that has the power to open the gateway between human raceand giants. "No matter what you do, makes sure you don't get thesewet," said the man who gave Jack those beans. Well, that's exactly whathappen when one of them fell underneath Jack's house and rain pouredheavily one fateful night. That one small bean ends up growing into agiant beanstalk that shoot up and up to the sky… and soon, all hellbreak loose.

      You can pretty much guess what's going to happen next. In fact, thismovie has zero intrigue as it's as if you've seen this story played outin your head. Now, there are a lot of fairy tale movies where you knowthe story by heart but yet the fresh adaptations still manage tosurprise and entertain you (Tangled is one that comes to mind, which isbased on the classic fairy tale of Rapunzel). Alas, this film is NOTone of them.

      Neither the adventure nor the romance is the stuff of legend as itwere, in fact, if you're older than say seven or eight, you'll likelybe bored watching this movie. The British pair Nicholas Hoult andEleanor Tomlinson as Princess Isabelle barely has any chemistry despitetheir best effort, but then again they never stood a chance when theirdialog is so uninspired. I guess I shouldn't be surprised this waswritten by Christopher McQuarrie who gave us the abysmal The Tourist!!This film has all the elements money can buy, what with thecomputer-generated giants and impressive effects of the beanstalkforming all the way up to the sky, but clearly money doesn't buy greatscripts. I mean it SHOULD, but for some reason, studios seem intent onsquandering their money on CGI and elaborate set pieces instead of astory and characters worth caring for.

      It's a big waste of talents too. I mean, I think 23-year-old Hoult is apretty decent actor and has enough leading man charisma, but for somereason he's just not all that interesting to watch here. Tomlinsonlooked like she's about to cry at every moment it's irritating, I don'treally know if that's the director's fault or that's just her actingstyle.

      The supporting cast is an even bigger waste! Ian McShane, StanleyTucci, and Ewan McGregor are so grossly underutilized here it'scriminal! Even McShane seems bored and uncomfortable under that goldfull plate armor and the only funny part involving Tucci you've alreadyseen it in the trailer. The CGI giants look realistic enough, which I'msure that's where most of the gigantic budget cost went to, but despitetheir size they have no personality whatsoever other than thestereotypical gross, uncivilized behavior. They remind me of thegoblins in The Hobbit, only much less amusing. The 3D is just fine, notdistracting, but it doesn't add much either. Once again it's justanother studio gimmick to extract more money when a regular formatwould do just fine.

      I wasn't expecting a masterpiece, but I'd think Bryan Singer could'vedelivered a much more compelling and entertaining movie. After all,this is the director who brought us the excellent X-Men franchisebefore all the superhero movies came along. He's proved that a comicbook movie could be more than just fluff, you'd think he could do thesame with a fairy tale story.

      Unfortunately, this film is such a giant waste of $190+ mil to me.Overused plot lines, clichéd characters and dialog, and every joke andline seems to have been recycled from things we've seen before. Kidsmight enjoy the CGI wonders… but adults will realize it's a soullesspiece of cinema.

    9. gavin-thelordofthefu-48-460297 from United States
      03 Mar 2013, 10:00 am

      Me and my brother went to see this in the opening weekend today, hopingthat it would exceed our expectations and would deliver what thetrailers had promised. Later, it did and we had such a romping goodtime. OK, it's not an excellent movie due to it's flaws that I willstate in a moment, but if there's only one word to describe this movie,it would have to be epic.

      The direction from Byran Singer, the guy who brought us "SupermanReturns" and the first two X-Men films, is solid with a lot of focusand tense to the style and tone of the film. The music score from JohnOttman is excellent with some energetic moments, the editing is slick,it's briskly paced and the cinematography is excellent. The visuals andscenery are breathtakingly beautiful and are a sight to behold. Not tomention that it has lots of action sequences that are so epic theywould leave you breathless, but the best aspect would have to go to thecast of actors.

      Nicholas Hoult is a great title character and had the right charismafor the part, Eleanor Thompson is a beautiful Princess Isabelle, andStanley Tucci is both funny and menacing as the villain. Other actorsincluding Ewan McGregor as the funny and serious Elmont, captain of theguards, Ian McShane as the stern, but noble King Brahmwell, and BillNighy voices the sinister General Fallon perfectly.

      Like I said before, there are some flaws. The story is at timespredictable, but it got me interested and to my surprise, it lived upto the title of the film itself. While the script is mostly OK in thedepartment, the dialogue is pretty much bland despite it's humorousmoments which gave me a chuckle or two.

      Overall, Jack, the Giant Slayer isn't an excellent film like thecritics expected it to be, but as a moviegoer, I would definitelyrecommend this to those who have read the fairy tale and haven't seenit yet. It's that good!

    10. judy from Waukee, IA
      03 Mar 2013, 10:00 am

      I went into this movie with no expectations and I came out thinkingthat it was very entertaining. No its not great by any means but itslight, its family friendly (I didn't think it was scary at all even forlittle kids)and it had a good story. I like movies that use fairy talesto set up more modern stories. Jack the Giant Slayer reminded me ofDrew Barrymore's Cinderella story. This really is a brilliant retellingin that the story makes sense. The acting was good and Ewan McGregor,Ian McShane and Stanley Tucci had fun with their parts. It was not tooserious nor was it too silly. Now the critics all seem to think theycould have done a better job with the CGI Giants but I disagree I thinkthey did a great job with the giants. They all had personalities, realcharacterizations that made them real. The look of the film was greatas well. My only criticism was I hate movies where people knowsomething bad is about to happen and instead running immediately theystand around and wait for it to happen. That always irritates me. Ifyou see a brick about to fall on your head you get out of the way. Theonly other problem this movie has is with Jack and the Princess. Theircharacters were one dimensional which hurts the film. Sure you'rerooting for them to win but you are only do so because you want theKing and Elmont to survive. And you want to Giants under control again.It's too bad people won't go see this it is really a good time withpopcorn.

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