Jack the Giant Slayer [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2013]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (214 out of 226)

Special Features


  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

Synopsis


Jack the Giant Slayer
The beloved fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk gets the big-screen treatment courtesy of director Bryan Singer (Valkyrie) and screenwriters Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After), Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), and Dan Studney in this fantasy adventure about a naïve farm boy who attempts to rescue a beautiful princess from a race of vengeful giants. When Jack (Nicholas Hoult) inadvertently opens a passageway that allows giants to cross into our reality, the towering titans stake their claim on the world of humans. Should they succeed, Jack's kingdom will be but the first of many to fall. Now, in order to save his people and rescue a noble princess, Jack must summon every ounce of bravery to drive out the invading giants. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Nicholas Hoult
    Nicholas Hoult - Jack
  • Eleanor Tomlinson
    Eleanor Tomlinson - Isabelle
  • Ewan McGregor
    Ewan McGregor - Elmont
  • Stanley Tucci
    Stanley Tucci - Roderick
  • Eddie Marsan
    Eddie Marsan - Crawe



Customer rating

4.3
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mature Take on Childhood Tale

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    Reviewer1
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    This movie had some unexpected surprises. It had a more adult-like feel to it, although it would appeal to teens as well. I'm not sure I would show it to pre-teens; the giants and their behavior may frighten some. The special effects crew really brought this one together in a credible fashion, and the plot, while it deed veer here and there from the original story, kept on tack with the overarching tale. The acting was generally good, although Jack's acting sensibility seemed a little out of place for a Middle Ages setting. Not to spoil it for anyone, but if I had a disappointment at all, it was at the very end when we're not told what becomes of the giants after they're "tamed" again. Is a sequel in store to answer that question?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not that great...

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    XVinny84X
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    Buying this movie on sale, I didn't know what to expect, so didn't really come into it hoping for amazing experience or a total disaster. What we get though, is something in between. Movie isn't so bad it's unwatchable, but it's hard to recommend either. Once you get started you will definitely finish as some of the ideas are cool, and for the most part this is the same story we all know and love, just acting isn't the best out there. I wouldn't recommend this movie overall, unless you already have it or watch it for free. It's not a total waste of time, but definitely not something you will tell your friends about either..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cute movie Couldnt really get into the movie

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    laylin
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    Animation was alright I know how hard it is to do things like that it was great movie if it was more of a beginer team working on the Giants. Plot was alright, but it didnt make me want to find out what happens in the eand. and I dont understand why they have to give you 5 different copies for the same movie. I only wanted the 3D version and they give you 5 different copies when you can turn off the 3D so it is 2D but still give you a 2D copy when most 3D tvs can turn that off and on anyway. They need to sell just 3D copies make it easier to afford if they did that and more people would buy them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4 Stars

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    segeld
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    A bit slow in the beginning and the characters were not developed in a way that I cared a lot for them when they were being chased around by giants. The fantasy of the movie had the current feel of things made after 2000, medieval people are dirty and carts and roads are worn, that part they got done well. The graphics at times are more obvious than I'd expect at the feature film level but it isn't a deal breaker. Defiantly a good movie though not great, probably should have rented it instead of buying but not sad I did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good family fantasy film

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    Thedarkangel1975

    Jack the Giant Slayer is a good family fantasy film. The story is good, the acting is solid, and most of all direction is perfect. The only gripe I have with the film are a few special effetc in the beginning of the film when Jack's father is telling the story. In my opinion they could have easily been better. I liked the cast a lot they worked exteremly well together and made you feel they enjoyed their work. The story is fun and the 3D is really good. The 3D is not as good as Avatar's but it is still solid and enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok but not great

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    movieswhatever
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    I was really hoping this would be a great fun movie based on the previews I saw, but it was not as good as I hoped. It's ok and I did enjoy it, but I won't be watching it again anytime soon. My grown daughter felt the same way. You definitely have to watch it in 3D or half the fun would be lost, for sure. Ewan McGregor has kind of a monotone role. Overall good, one-time movie, but don't expect greatness.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great action film in 3D

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    Mikey
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    Great action packed movie. The action never stops and the acting is superb. The plot is about a poor farmer who get fooled into acepting beans for his horse. He meets a princess and when the beans get wet, a beanstalk to the land of the giants is created. The movie revolves around the giants and how men of meager size try to fight them off. The graphics are great and the storyline is exciting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worth The Price I paid

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    salvawhoray
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    I found the movie entertaining with good special effects and a likeable hero. It is definitely not a movie for small children as the sometimes graphic violence and scary sequences would cause nightmares for little kids. The telling of the story with some inventive adjustments to the details was creative and made the story flow easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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