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[Movie Review] Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)

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Plot Summary: 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.

Director: Bryan Singer

Writer: Darren Lemke (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Dan Studney (screenplay)

Runtime: 114 min

Main Cast
  • Nicholas Hoult as Jack
  • Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabelle
  • Ewan McGregor as Elmont
  • Stanley Tucci as Roderick

Review: by GG

The movie takes an interesting perspective on the classic tale, telling the story in what I feel is the right way. I'm glad someone finally got the story right. I always wondered why there was only one giant in the old Jack and the Giant Beanstalk fables. Now, we know the truth.

What I Liked

There is lots of adventure, some action, and not too much unnecessary romance. A couple of twists and turns are thrown in there as well. Just when you think the movie is over and everything is safe, think again.

There are a couple of murders/deaths that are unexpectedly inappropriate for children.

Also, one of my favorite parts was Jack running from the Giants on his white horse.

 What I Didn’t Like

The movie goes on…for a while. There are some scenes that take a while to develop, and some parts of the movie are pretty slow. The story does not keep you involved/interested for the entire time, and the length definitely could have been cut down.

Probably one of my biggest questions for this movie is “why is there only 1 woman in the entire movie?” Do you mean to tell me that there are all of those Giants and not a single woman? I find that hard to believe. Even in the kingdom, there were very few women.

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