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Plot is weak and predictable. Effects are not bad.
|6/10||koohii66@ - 2 reviews|
20.5.2013 - age: 36-49
A lot of kids movies can be enjoyed by parents and adults. This wasn't the case. There was nothing wrong with it except that I'm not 10 years old.
|6/10||patricial@ - 9 reviews|
12.5.2013 - age: 18-25
Plot was lame, graphics were horrible, quality was bad, acting was poor, setting was inconsistent and so on.
|4/10||chaleen@ - first review|
5.5.2013 - age: 26-35
Awesome, very much enjoyed this movie, action quirky comedy just a family feel good.
|9/10||triathlon_guy@ - 52 reviews|
21.4.2013 - age: 36-49
Tolerated the bad CGI and ridiculous costumes... Jack wearing a hoodie? Really? But the ending ruined it.
|5/10||michael.d.johnson@ - 3 reviews|
16.4.2013 - age: 26-35
Bryan Singer, whose first directorial outing was "The Usual Suspects" a first rate crime thriller directs "Jack the Giant Slayer". With each successive movie he makes they only get better. An entertaining retelling of the children's fairy tale," Jack and the Beanstalk" this Jack is a complete hoot with CGI generated giants who are very effectively rendered. Our hero Jack, the beautiful princess and the dastardly villains make this movie well worth watching. Great storytelling on a grand scale.
|8/10||harley17gordon@ - 171 reviews|
12.4.2013 - age: 50+
This movie was really boring. The story line seemed to be missing a huuuge chunk and a lot of it shown could of been cut...
|1/10||curtisrusan@ - 9 reviews|
10.4.2013 - age: 13-17
Went with my dad who's 43 and we both loved it!
|9/10||fergiecrazy@ - 9 reviews|
8.4.2013 - age: 13-17
This was a really exciting movie! Loved it.
|9/10||xxchub3yxx@ - first review|
6.4.2013 - age: 13-17
You know, it was a fun film! Great actors doing not to bad a job with a plain script and a little twist on an old child's tale. This was better than Hansel and Gretal but not quite as good as Oz. Not suitable for young children and we did not really need the 3D. CGI is a little old school but I was pleasantly surprised after the reviews in seeing it.
|7/10||piratelabradors@ - 14 reviews|
5.4.2013 - age: 36-49
I'd give it a 7.5 if I could. It was quite entertaining, moved quickly, and the special effects were well done. Was amused/distracted by the fact that the giants had primarily Scottish or Irish accents, whereas the "good guys" were English. Coincidence? A bit like the Pirates of the Caribbean!
|7/10||gman@ - 37 reviews|
5.4.2013 - age: 50+
I really hesitated between an 8 and a 7... The movie is very entertaining and you don't get bored while watching it... My teens loved it a lot!
|7/10||r.b.@ - 16 reviews|
3.4.2013 - age: 36-49
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Ouf... so it is ok at best. It just does not pull off the fantasy magic the way that say, Stardust, pulls it off. I think it is because the lead actress (the princess) just isn't pulling off any sparks. Was that Sansa from Game of Thrones, btw? I could not tell. It's funny because the initial CGI is so laughably bad (they must have had a budget of no more than $1,000) but then I think it was done on purpose so that when you see the giants they look 100x better since you were used to seeing them all animated horribly earlier in the film. Ewan MacGregor's role was really fun. It's almost no different that Obi-Wan in Ep. 2 except with insane bangs. That Norweigan movie, Trollhunter, is like the good version of this movie. This is the second semi-romantic movie I have seen this year with that lead actor (the other one being Warm Bodies) I think the reason Warm Bodies works is because the lead actress was strong and beautiful. This one was just engaging at all and I think that kills the movie. Although I did have a big smile when the first kiss happens (if you think that's a spoiler, you don't read enough fairy tales) Anyway, I cannot recommend it. It does not work as a kids movie because it is very violent, it does not work as an adult movie because it's so simple and dull. It would be great to watch just before The Hobbit to better appreciate the latter.
|5/10||patrick.sullivan@ - 260 reviews|
3.4.2013 - age: 36-49
I was not sure going in how much I would like this movie. I went with my 8 year old son who does NOT like scary movies. We were both pleasantly surprised, once you got used to the creepy looking giants you got sucked into the story line.
|7/10||papillon@ - first review|
3.4.2013 - age: 26-35
Was a great movie and can't wait till it comes out on dvd/blue-ray. :):)
|9/10||tcouture.4@ - first review|
1.4.2013 - age: 36-49
AWESOME! I would pay 100 people to go see this movie NOW! Wonderful effects LOTS of action and just a plain great movie.
|10/10||spaceman02001@ - first review|
1.4.2013 - age: 13-17
The beginning of the story was mind numbing! Towards the end it got a little better but all and all it's not worth seeing in theatres :/
|6/10||myglassishalffull@ - first review|
31.3.2013 - age: 13-17
How is this classified as fantasy? It's pure horror. Terrible. Left in the middle. Don't even rent it. Read the original tale instead. Your mind can add all the fantasy, animation and adventure you want!
|1/10||tazminshariff@ - 4 reviews|
31.3.2013 - age: 36-49
At the very best I was kept busy for the time I was in the theater, but that is the best I could realy say about the movie. Rent it on Blu ray it is worth a watch at home but not worth the money at the theater.
|5/10||pepper_k@ - 10 reviews|
29.3.2013 - age: 36-49
Fee Fi - "Ho Hum" that should be the title of this movie. Not very imaginative, (subverting an old fairy tale) I guess if you're easily bedazzled by CGI and a very well trodden storyline, then Jack the Giant Slayer is for you.
|5/10||andrewpaulchang@ - 42 reviews|
28.3.2013 - age: 36-49
The movie Jack And The Giant Slayer was ok but it wasn't my favourite. There was a little bit of parts that were a little bit boring! The rest was ok but not my favourite like I said before! The ONLY thing I liked the best was the accents. It was so funny! I always laugh at people that use accents in movies.
|7/10||mplumb222@ - 2 reviews|
28.3.2013 - age: 1-12
A lot of good acting and special effects. It was slow at times, but all in all not a bad movie. The giants were good fun. I think it could have been better, but I wasn't sorry I'd paid to see at the cinema. If you have children under the age of 13, I think they'd really enjoy this movie.
|7/10||peiffergreen@ - 77 reviews|
27.3.2013 - age: 50+
Great Lore! Fantastic in 3D with a very Willy Wonka Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, I've got Golden Ticket story line.
|8/10||mjg@ - 16 reviews|
26.3.2013 - age: 36-49
It was fun to watch, but I just couldn't really get into it. Good CGI and some nice action scenes, but not enough for me to recommend it to others.
|5/10||llme09@ - 41 reviews|
26.3.2013 - age: 26-35
Ho-hum... I guess that's an indictment for this movie!
|5/10||andy@ - 13 reviews|
24.3.2013 - age: 50+
This movie seemed like it would be for young kids and since it was march break I took my eleven yrs old son and his friend. This was no kids movie... The characters specially the giants were made too scary looking and this movie was very scary for kids... Some movies might have a scary theme but with added humor it becomes less scary but that was not the case in this movie. The giant were just scary/disgusting looking and very mean and unfortunately there was no humor. My son's friend got so scared that we have to leave the theatre... and of course couldn't get our money back because counting the previews and part of the movie made it half an hour... We just stayed for a little while hoping that maybe the scary stuff would end but it kept going on... One giant had two heads and made it even more scary. Now I'm not against scary movies but this should be rated properly... There were alot of little kids as young as 3-4 yrs old that should not have been seeing this movie... So to give it a PG rating, did not prepare me for what we saw. So don't take your children to this movie thinking it's a kids movie because it's not... There were parts when the giant was trying to cook a person to eat him - Not for kids. So no kids under 14 should see this movie.
|3/10||pennymue@ - 2 reviews|
23.3.2013 - age: 36-49
If you can read this movie rating, you're too old for this movie, the movie was made for kids, the giants are more like house pets than scary villains, and do nothing to help the movie? With all the hype and nothing delivered. 3d was a waste of money.
|2/10||dtat@ - 19 reviews|
22.3.2013 - age: 50+
I'm glad to say I won an advance screening pass for two to see "Jack the Giant Slayer" and didn't have to pay the admission to see it. I ended up taking a friend along with me and I must say we both enjoyed this movie and found it to be very good. This was a pretty nice retelling of an old story, easy to follow, a bit lengthy, but with some elements of charm and humor thrown together. However, the acting was moderate... just don't expect the best performances... take it with a grain of salt. The lead character, played by Nicholas Hoult, did a plausible job in the film. He was good at pulling off Jack, who seemed to be a likable and modest farm boy. Also, Eleanor Tomlinson was well-suited for the role of Isabelle, but she reminded me a bit of an animated Disney princess which wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Nevertheless, she was fine. I found the on-screen romance between Hoult and Tomlinson's acting was somewhat unnatural at times, but it was okay for the most part. The rest of the characters are decently developed, including the honorable knight Elmont as Ewan McGreggor. Thought his charm and wittiness really stood out. Stanley Tucci as Lord Roderick was also interesting to watch, as he played quite the comedic villain who is pretty easy to hate. However, the real enjoyment in this picture comes out of the build-up and suspense of those towering, freaky giants. I never expected there to be so many of them, but I thought this made things a whole lot more riveting. Also, these big oddities seemed very real to me. I thought their demeanor was actually what it really ought to be... uncivilized, bad-tempered, and just overall mean. The special effects were well done, but not excessive, as is so usually the case nowadays. Then there's the fast-paced action which never gets boring, especially the battle scenes between the giants and humans, and scenes with the crazily growing beanstalks. There were moments that had my heart racing and mouth drop open in awe. Other little unexpected surprises follow throughout the movie which are nice to see, grabbing your attention. Keep in mind too there are some gross parts that may cause you to feel a bit queasy, although they don't pale in comparison to the gore factor in Hansel & Gretel: Witchhunters. As for the film's mood it is lighthearted, and family oriented, just not suitable for the little ones. Overall, a fun-filled fantasy adventure that preteens and broad-minded adults will get a charge out of.
|7/10||crisperguy33@ - 101 reviews|
21.3.2013 - age: 36-49
This movie is just perfect :-)
|10/10||coeurdelion8888@ - first review|
20.3.2013 - age: 26-35
Very good movie, my girlfriend and I liked it very much... kids from 7 1/2 and up will like it...
|9/10||eric@ - 2 reviews|
18.3.2013 - age: 36-49
Well scripted and in the hands of director Bryan Singer (X-Men: First Class), Jack boasts a talented cast. Hoult as the titular character has pretty much cemented himself as the next Hollywood heartthrob. This being his second collaboration with Singer, Hoult is a rising star with tremendous amounts of talent, much of which he has showcased in this film as well. Stanley Tucci, who plays Roderick, a nobleman who is set to marry Isabelle, hardly gets the recognition he deserves. His role may have been small in this film, but he's a critical component to the flow of the story. And he's just a joy to watch. Tucci steals the limelight in every scene that he's in because he's just so weird and creepy. McGregor's Elmont is absolutely silly and has this strange smile that he never wipes off his face, but that's all part of the fun. Throw in the two-headed ring leader giant, voiced by Bill Nighly, and you've got a party. The giants in all their CGI glory are disgusting and incredibly ugly, providing the perfect platform to create a villain that everyone can dislike. Some have been comparing Jack to another recent fantasy adventure, The Hobbit. Similar concepts appear in both, but Jack is a story that can stand on its own. In fact the simplicity of the story is what made it so enjoyable for me. I love movies that require thinking and spark intellectual conversations, but there's something about just sitting in a theatre and watching a film with no qualms or questions. This film is entertaining and fast paced. It's an absurd and silly film with great entertainment value for the entire family.
|7/10||debbiewang92@ - 3 reviews|
18.3.2013 - age: 18-25
I thought it was great! Really nice vines, good evil dude, funny...
|9/10||ella@ - 3 reviews|
18.3.2013 - age: 26-35
Wow best movie I have seen since I have moved here, I loved it, it's a must see!!!
|9/10||motherofallsports@ - first review|
17.3.2013 - age: 1-12
I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys adventure and fantasy movie... a great plot with a few surprising twists and turns.
|9/10||marianguyen_huong@ - 44 reviews|
17.3.2013 - age: 18-25
Loads of fun. Great effects. Don't miss it.
|9/10||rto6@ - 2 reviews|
16.3.2013 - age: 50+
It was a good movie but I'm glad I didn't bring my 8 yr old with me as he would have been really scared. It was overall entertaining but you walk away feeling like it was nothing special unfortunately. Ewin McGregar is the best thing about the movie though IMO.
|7/10||natmamm@ - 3 reviews|
16.3.2013 - age: 36-49
Really good, enjoyed seeing the story brought to life. Saw it in 3D. Special effects well done. Everyone in my family enjoyed it.
|9/10||huskymike@ - 29 reviews|
16.3.2013 - age: 50+
My 10 year old grandson took me to see this. We had a hoot. Great adventure and great characters.
|8/10||charles@ - 11 reviews|
16.3.2013 - age: 50+
I saw this with my 14 year old son. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Of course there are certain things you can predict (because we all know the basics of this kind of story) but there were enough twists and turns that it held our attention the whole way through. Great humour and acting. I had not seen "Jack" since he played the boy in "About a Boy" as a kid. Very impressive actor. People seem to expect an awful lot from movies they see today - my son was not so impressed by the special effects but I really thought they were terrific - what more could they do? That beanstalk looked pretty real to me and those giants were hideous and frightening!
|8/10||syldev@ - first review|
16.3.2013 - age: 36-49
Jack the Giant Slayer was amazing. Bryan Singer's X-Men wasn't the best, nor was his sequel to that. I was surprised he made this, because you'd expect nothing in this movie to be made from him. The movie was incredible.
|9/10||chw@ - 262 reviews|
16.3.2013 - age: 13-17
Hilarious in the same vein as The Princess Bride. Really didn't expect much but it was fun & constantly full of action - Ewen McGregor was fantastically snide & sarcastic.
|8/10||hattie.aitken@ - 4 reviews|
15.3.2013 - age: 50+
Very easy to follow movie so all ages should enjoy it. Special effects are pretty darn good. We seen it in 3D which was good but not great. Good fun movie.
|7/10||tonythomashall@ - first review|
15.3.2013 - age: 50+
This movie was full of good special effects and the storyline was decent. Acting was ok, and character development was ok. This is definitely worthwhile if you see it in 3D on IMAX for the effects.
|6/10||furndog@ - 36 reviews|
15.3.2013 - age: 36-49
Considering what this movie is based on, the story was decent. The acting was OK. The special effects, action scenes and the giants were all well done. All in all I still found it kinda lame.
|6/10||unitz3@ - 44 reviews|
14.3.2013 - age: 18-25
The movie had some bits of excitement and suspense, but there seemed to be no chemistry between Jack and the princess. I couldn't fathom why he'd "fallen" for her and went up the beanstalk after her, which is the premise of the whole movie. I still can't decide if the lack of chemistry is from the actors, the director, or the writing... I preferred Nicholas Hoult's performance in the zombie movie that is currently out.
|6/10||macushla4@ - 2 reviews|
13.3.2013 - age: 36-49
Great story line, entertaining, good level of suspense throughout, good ending, the love story isn't too bad either, great theme etc. I enjoyed the film over all, was worth it.
|8/10||dezertas@ - 2 reviews|
13.3.2013 - age: 36-49
We actually went to see Oz but the screen blacked out and so we decided to see this instead. I was skeptical about any 3D movie but I must say I enjoyed the movie and the 3D glasses did not give me a migraine - Bonus. An interesting way of how the story was told and portrayed.
|8/10||shazjoao@ - 1728 reviews|
I thought it was an awesome movie. I was on the edge of my seat because of all the action. A MUST SEE MOVIE! I think most people would like it!
|9/10||beadfam@ - first review|
13.3.2013 - age: 1-12
My kids liked this one. Seems a bit slow. Not as much action as I expected.
|7/10||serious123456@ - 18 reviews|
13.3.2013 - age: 36-49
This is an okay movie... a little scary and violent for younger kids, but okay for older preteens (8yo or older, perhaps) For adult viewers it has its moments, but is really not all that amazing or exciting. Special effects are okay, but the best effect of all is Ewan McGregor's hair!
|6/10||dtander@ - 131 reviews|
12.3.2013 - age: 50+
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