Jack the Giant Slayer Movie Reviews

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer

Release Date: Mar 01, 2013

Genre: SciFi/FantasyAction/Adventure

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 3
    I was a little surprised by this movie, pleasantly surprised. I expected very little of this version of the fairy tale read in pre-school. Instead, the special effects were pretty good, without vast amounts of blood splashed everywhere. The acting was very good by the principals, and the wistfulness was in the right spots. The love story lost itself in there somewhere, so the ending was a tiny bit predictable, but acceptable.
    Certainly worth seeing, but was, like most movies now, about a half hour too long.
  • 3
    I thought the film was alright, it was a bit uneven and I wish it was more consistent. It is definitely visually superb film and I thought that the story was good and unique in a way and some of the scenes worked extremely well, however other scenes did not and the unevenness of the film was a tad tiring. I liked the tone of the film, it was clever and romantic without being snarky or gooey. I also thought that the lead actors did a great job and the supporting actors definitely helped them to shine. Overall, the film was a bit underwhelming but I think the film is amazing visually and it has a good tone, therefore I recommend seeing it in the theaters.
  • 4
    I have to say that I did not expect to like this film, my friend really wanted to see it because she is way into all of those fantasy films like Lord of the rings and harry Potter, however i am not a fan of those films but I still liked this one. First of all, the film was spectacular visually, the world that was created definitely impressed me and entertained me, I think this film will definitely be nominated for best special effects or at least it should be. I thought the story was interesting and the cast was great and overall the film was very entertaining and definitely worth seeing on the big screen.
  • 4
    My boyfriend and I were looking for a film that would be entertaining and easy to watch and we both decided that this film will do. I am glad to say that we were not disappointed and we both had a good time watching this film, therefore I recommend seeing it in the theaters. We saw the film in 3D and I think it was worth the extra cash, the film looked incredible and the visuals definitely blew me away. I also enjoyed the acting and the story and I found the film to be quite fun to watch. The cast in this film is really great and they definitely made this movie that much better, I loved loved loved Ewan McGregor in this film and I thought that the lead actors who are relatively unknown in Hollywood did a great job as well. Overall, I liked this film and I think that most people will agree with me.
  • 4
    I am a sucker for these types of films, I love fantasy and I love fairytales so i did not hesitate about watching this film in the big screen. I saw the movie in 3D and it was a very positive experience, I was blown away by the world that was created in this film and I think this film is worth seeing in the theaters just for the visual experience alone. I thought that the story was pretty good and the acting was great, I enjoyed watching the lead actors as well as the supporting cast. I know that critics will hate on this film but who cares, all it matters that people enjoy watching it and I think that this film will please a wide audience. Overall, I recommend seeing this film on the big screen, I can guarantee you that you will be entertained.
  • 4
    I thought that Hollywood trying to make another classic fairy tale into a super slick and sexy action movie would be a big old disappointment but I was really pleasantly surprised by how good this movie turned out to be. Maybe it was just the super low expectations I had of the flick, but seeing it on IMAX really had me feeling thrilled and like I was transported to a world where giants and giant wars were real. The CGI is literally stunning - I was so beside myself when Jack first encounters the giants. It is better than anything in The Hobbit or even The Avengers. Whoever designed the characters really took their time to make it feel real. Nicholas Hoult is also a superstar in the making. He is bagging some great roles and this one should make him the next Robert Downey Jr. He is a great actor with a lot of subversive charm that everyone finds cool and attractive,
  • 5
    In truth, on its own merits, I would rate this as a B movie, meaning I would give it four stars for the quality of the story, acting, and overall direction. But seeing it on IMAX really made me gaze with wonder at the screen and so I had to give it a full five stars. It's basically a souped up and sexier version of Jack and the Beanstalk, though this one doesn't have just one giant trying to kill Jack; it has hundreds, if not thousands of huge and enormous giants towering across the screen and lunging at the humans in crazy war scenes that are just too much for the standard size screen to hold. You will really believe that giants are terrifying if you see this on the IMAX screen. It's a pity that the movie is only getting a limited IMAX release because this is one that really benefits from the supersize screen, something no other movie really has in recent memory. This is even better than "The Hobbit".
  • 5
    Okay, I feel like I have been hearing about this movie for eons! So it's great to see it finally on the big screen and that too in crystal clear eye popping 3D as I have never seen before! The whole world of Jack and his beanstalk is reimagined as only the best Hollywood movies can do. The 3D in this movie really comes to life when Jack is going at it against the giants, and also in the many amazing sequences showing the ancient war between the giants that Jack reignites. I also have to give a special shout out to Ewan McGregor for his hilariously endearing performance which made me laugh out loud on many an occasion. I would also say that Nicholas Hoult is ten times the actor and a million times the cutie that Robert Pattinson is. I just can't get over how much better this movie is than the last Twilight which was an embarrassment. Did you hear it won all the Razzies? DUH!
  • 4
    This movie is actually pretty bad arse, even though it's based on the old time children's fairy tale that we all remember from when we were kids. Just like that old movie (well, it came out a couple of weeks ago) that reinvented Hansel & Gretel as slayers of evil, this one takes the beloved character Jack the poor farmhand and makes him a warrior out to destroy the evildoers in the world. The CGI in this movie is the real star, however; I thought the way they animated the giants was amazing, and no one will be forgetting them any time soon. The fight sequences are also pretty cool, especially when Ewan McGregor and the king's legions of guards take on the bad guys. The one thing I would have liked less of is the whole romance between the Princess and Jack. It was so expected and not at all what I would have wanted from the storyline. It gets kind of silly after a point.
  • 4
    Like my kids, I really like fairy tales so this was one I definitely had on my must-watch list. I also have a soft spot for Nicholas Hoult ever since I first saw him as the adorable little boy opposite Hugh Grant in the classic "About A Boy". I wish that all child actors grew up to be as successful and handsome and talented as he is...but I digress, ha! This movie was a treat for the whole family and I would even recommend it to anyone who has kids aged 10 and older. Some of the scenes are kind of scary, but it isn't any more violent than Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" which I thought was pretty family friendly. On the whole, my kids enjoyed the movie and I enjoyed it alongside them as well. I would go back and may even venture to see it in 3D as they have been begging me for a good while now. The CGI is terriffic and eye popping. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the movies.

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