Jack the Giant Slayer details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci, Eleanor Tomlinson, Warwick Davis, Ian McShane, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner|
|Studio:||WARNER BROS. PICTURES|
|Collections:||UK top 50 weekly chart|
Jack the Giant Slayer
|Rental release:||20 Sep 2013|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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I have a giant (sorry) load of love for this movie!By missmartin (21 reviews) , 15 Apr 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]I have a giant (sorry) load of love for this movie! I was expecting yet another attempt at a re-make of a fairytale which just ends up being lame and rather boring - but this was nothing like that. It had a LOTR/Hobbit feel to it, meaning it wasn't too kiddish. It had wit, adventure, action, fantasy and more. The cast was amazing and perfect, the visual effects brilliant, and the overall take on the classic tale was well done, well paced and kept me engaged right until the very end. I would definitely recommend you see this movie.
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Light Science fantasyBy a customer , 08 Dec 2013Good watch , decent addition to the particular genre. The aspiring young hero will adore it as it caresses every preconception of the world as they know it, and would have it be. Exceptional special effects too which helps. The cast and the script is well in excess of the confines of the movie, and there is a better movie doing its best to stay hidden behind this sweet offering
Good film for all the familyBy a customer , 08 Dec 2013I would say the film was enjoyable to watch for most of the family. Story was ok and the effects were not to bad at least worth a look.
Thoroughly enjoyable for the whole familyBy Kelly76 (102 reviews) from Crowthorne , 04 Dec 2013The whole family loved this, nice easy story to watch & great CGI, you'll not be dissapointed! Our kids are 6 and 8 and they loved every moment of the film... looks like we'll be adding it to the Xmas wishlist :)
Sit back and enjoy a bit of funBy Pepperman (4 reviews) , 03 Dec 2013Enjoyable fairytale story for everyone. Acting not strong but who cares, great filming and effects and modern slant to the story.
Jack the guy who kind of hangs out in the presence of giantsBy TheWatchman (746 reviews) from Suburbia , 01 Dec 2013I will start by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed this film. Yes, its mainly meant for kids, but, if you generally like fairytales, or can simply appreciate films where you have to suspend your disbelief to the maximum, then youll probably be able to sit through this. However, and this is my main (and minor) gripe with this film: Jack doesnt do much giant slaying. I was expecting to pick up some sort of magic axe at any moment and open up a can of whoop-a** of those big-footed bullies. As it happens, hes more just there when the action takes place, rather than actually slaying any giants. But, ignoring my beef with the title, the rest of the film is fun. Ive heard people criticise it for being cliché-riddled. And, yes, theyre probably right. But then its based on a childrens fairytale, so er what are you expecting, Shakespeare? Other gripes include the giants themselves theyre all computer-generated and some people seem to want real giants (or at least real people playing the giants). Again, I didnt mind this it was a fairytale, so it was supposed to look a little unreal in my opinion. All the characters play their parts well. The baddies are bad and the goodies are good. The only person I really didnt think did that much was the princess, whos there simply because every fairytale needs one. I read online that the actress who played her based her performance on Ripley from Aliens. If she did then that severely went over my head! Yes, this film will always have one or two flaws and there will be those who take delight in picking it apart because of them. However, I think the good outweighs the bad. Its a 12 certificate in the UK and I can see why despite much of the killing and gore taking place when the camera (conveniently) cuts away, the giants do a lot more slaying than Jack can ever get round to. Some younger viewers may not like that. But then Im old and horrible, so I loved it.