Jack The Giant Slayer (3D)
If You Think You Know The Story, You Don'T Know Jack

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Jack The Giant Slayer (3D)

English, Hindi (Dub), Telugu, Hindi
01 Mar, 2013
1 hrs 54 mins
35 votes
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A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants` kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.
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Sandeep: A monk gives farm boy Jack ( Nicholas Hoult) some magical beans in exchange for his horse. Jack accidentally drops one of the beans. It erupts into a gigantic beanstalk which reaches to the sky, taking Jack`s house and Princess Isabelle ( Eleanor Tomlinson) along with it. The beanstalk leads to the land of the giants. In order to rescue the princess, her conniving would-be groom Roderick ( Stanley Tucci), love-struck Jack and the king`s brave knight Elmont (Ewan McGregor) decide to face the giants, thus reigniting an ancient war. ...Read full review
Ive always wondered about Jack and the Beanstalk. For one, the English folktale actually promotes stealing and self-interest over hard work. But what truly intrigues me is this: what became of the giants wife? We all know about the farm boy who climbs a massive beanstalk and tricks a giant by running off with his many riches. But, lets be honest, he couldnt have achieved any of this without the help from the giants wife. She not only not reports Jack to her fee-fi-fo-fuming husband but even hides him inside an oven to spare his life. In place of gratitude, Jack leads the giant into being crushed to death. Surely, she must have planned some grand revenge in her mind. Maybe shes the mother of all those gnarly giants Jack encounters in Bryan Singers new movie. That would have been cool, right? But Jack the Giant Slayer has, curiously enough, no gals in its populated universe. So how does their kind reproduce? Magic beans, I presume. ...Read full review
Evidently made for no other reason than to cash in on the current trend of revisionist storybook fantasies, Jack the Giant Slayer, directed by The Usual Suspects Bryan Singer, is a mostly forgettable adventure based on the popular childrens folktale, Jack and the Beanstalk. As many as three screenwriters are responsible for this overstuffed script, that recycles too many familiar plotlines, never succeeding in creating anything significantly original.The films final act, in which the giants climb down the beanstalk and storm the kingdom, is occasionally thrilling, but its too little too late.Jack the Giant Slayer is a bonafide bore; Im going with two out of five. ...Read full review



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