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Jack The Giant Slayer

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Overall 6

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Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
23 May 2014
  • Summary: Okay the 1962 movie was called jack the giant killer and this movie is called slayer?. This movie had a lot of mix review's just like the hobbit but this movie was fun I mean the visual effect's was not good but it's not bad.
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Overall 4

Giant Absurdity

sreekirch, FilmCrave
30 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Giant Absurdity! I am slightly repulsive with the title. The Giant Slayer. Alright folks, time to face the truth. Did Jack slay the giants in this film? Well probably two of them. But neither were slayed. It was all a dipstick stereotype and it is clear that Byran Singer (Superman Returns fame) was preposterous in filming. Nicholas Hoult and Evan McGregor were just like dolls facing the CGI giants, in their attempt to save the princess from being cooked.
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Overall 3

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MikePA, FilmCrave
29 June 2013
  • Summary: Jack the Giant Slayer, from the talented director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, X2), is a dreadfully dull and soulless film. Its attempt at achieving an exhilarating spectacle is a pretty bad failing, as Singer fills the screen with overblown, unconvincing CGI and giants that are about as digitally ugly as those transformers. The film lacks genuine excitement and fails to provide these poorly developed characters with much color or depth.
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Overall 5

Not a 'giant' flop in my opinion.

Lee, FilmCrave
3 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Even though the initial outcome of this film was really poor as a consensus of people seem to think it relied too heavily on CGI effects (This didn't bother me whatsoever and don't know what people were expecting from X-men's Singer as he had to depict actual giants on the screen? Andre The Giant passed away in the 90's and he still stands as the only 'real' giant in my own opinion) I actually enjoyed it.
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Overall 4

for kids! =)

Rod, FilmCrave
1 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The conflict between humans and giants starts again as Jack (Nicholas Hoult) accidentally bridges land below and the land above the sky. *** I was able to come into a theater and see this movie without me knowing that this was a actually an adventure-fantasy movie made for kids. Sure I enjoy it anyway but I expected something like an action-packed, thrilling scenes like X-men, because of its poster which stated "from the director of x-men".
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Movie1997, Metacritic
24 March 2013
  • Summary: This was a just a sad waste of time. First off, the acting was terrible, especially from Ewan McGregor. Second, the fact that the story is based off of an old children's story, it just comes to show that hollywood is coming up with stupid rip-offs and unnesacary sequels. Third, the story is typical, i mean come on, trying to save the princess, isn't that overated. Anyway, Overall this was This was a just a sad waste of time.
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blakewilson, Metacritic
20 March 2013
  • Summary: If you were to combine The Lord of the Rings' story with Robin Hood's personality and The Chronicles of Narnia's fantastical whimsy, you'd get Jack the Giant Slayer. With thrills, spills, and chills, Jack is a good adventure film that successfully modernizes its' fairy tale basis while lovingly nodding towards the classic tale.
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FilmEqualsJoy, Metacritic
18 March 2013
  • Summary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAGYge8jg Here is my review for Jack The Giant Slayer on Youtube. NOT SPAM I promise! I recently started my own youtube page. I need fellow movie lovers like you to help me out! Subscribe to my youtube page if you like my videos!
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Overall 2

An Underdeveloped Disaster

JLFM, FilmCrave
9 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Note: This review will contain minor spoilers, though nothing major will be revealed. Jack the Giant Slayer has been getting many comparisons to last year's John Carter. Both were big-budget March releases, and both had high hopes for sequels. However, the box office returns for both films have been extremely underwhelming. While I am no fan of John Carter, at least it wasn't a complete disaster. The same cannot be said of Jack the Giant Slayer.
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Mab_987, Metacritic
7 March 2013
  • Summary: I admit I didn't expect much going into this, given the mixed reception. But I actually left very entertained. The story is loosely based on the old tale of Jack and the Beanstalk and while it for the most part stays true to it, it doesn't feel like some lazy copy from fairy tale book to movie script. But at the same time it didn't feel like a pathetic try-hard attempt to make a fairy I admit I didn't expect much going into this, given the mixed reception.
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