Jack the Giant Slayer
Jack the Giant Slayer
- 1h 55m
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Bryan Singer supersizes the "Jack and the Beanstalk" legend in this epic action twist on a classic tale, starring Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, Ewan McGregor, Ian McShane and more. When a young farm hand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants, an ancient war is reignited. Unleashed upon the Earth, the marauding giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people -- and the love of a princess, of course -- he comes face to face with the legendary goliaths and, in the process, become a legend himself.
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Critics Consensus: It's enthusiastically acted and reasonably fun, but Jack the Giant Slayer is also overwhelmed by digital effects and a bland, impersonal story.
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Common Sense Says
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jack and the Giant Slayer is a big-budget adaptation of the classic English fairy tale. It's full of swashbuckling action, computer-generated fantasy violence, and considerable collateral damage. The violence is the result of the vengeful giants holding an (understandable) grudge against the humans. People die from being eaten (the giants tear people apart to eat them) or burned, plunging to their deaths, getting crushed, and other catastrophes. There are also sword fights, and a well-liked character meets a particularly gruesome end. There's mild romance between Jack and Princess Isabelle (they flirt and share a couple of sweet, chaste kisses) and a little bit of language ("hell," "bastared," etc.). In classic fairy tale tradition, the hero is brave and selfless, and the heroine -- while definitely up for adventure -- finds herself in need of saving on more than one occasion.
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- Release Date:March 1, 2013
- Audio Format:5.1
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