Written March 03, 2013
Definitely confused whether this is a child movie or an adult movie but it's stuck somewhere in the middle without being a teenage movie.
There's also a lot of unexplained things like no female giants?
That said, still a pretty good movie. Very creative, captures your attention, and the graphics were done well. Other than the gaps, very good directing and casting!
Written March 12, 2013
“Jack The Giant Slayer” involves the story of a well- meaning but over-protective man named King Brahmwell(valiantly played by Ian McShane) who seems more concerned about his daughter Isabelle(strongly played by Eleanor Tomlinson) getting married than allowing her to explore the world around her. Stanley Tucci plays a discreetly evil assistant to the king, but does a good job of playing it convincingly. Ewan McGregor also projects a compelling performance in playing the protector of both the King Brahmwell and Princess Isabelle. Nicholas Hoult plays an innocent and energetic portrayal of Jack. The character of Jack unintentionally changes the life of himself and those around him when he obtains ownership of some magic beans. “Jack The Giant Slayer” is the type of movie to watch for those who are open to the message of how even just one person can drastically shape events for themselves and those around them.
Written July 28, 2013
I'm not a huge fan of action films, so I didn't expect much. However, I loved this film! The director had me feeling like I was right there with there characters. That doesn't happen much in the movies anymore. It was a fun ride, for me!
Written August 03, 2013
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Written September 03, 2014
Jack the Giant Slayer is indeed an adventure, but it could have been so much better. The plot of film falls under familiar pretenses such as the reluctant lead who discovers his true potential by the end of the film. Very cliched but it does work for the film. The characters could have been stronger, but the performances were entertaining. There is a big world to this movie, but it is not really explored. When it comes down to it, Jack the Giant Slayer knows exactly what it is: a popcorn film. Thankfully it never talks down to the audience as this is kind of movie you can just enjoy. However, given the film's concept, you think there would be a bigger adventure behind it. Oh well, it is still an enjoyable movie.