[]
[]

Jack the Giant Slayer

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Jack the Giant Slayer
Print

Item Details

Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth, the giants strive to reclaim the land they one lost, forcing Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend, and gets a chance to become a legend.
Statement of Responsibility: New Line Cinema presents ; in association with Legendary Pictures ; an Original Film/a Big Kid Pictures/a Bad Hat Harry production ; produced by Neal H. Moritz ... [et al.] ; directed by Bryan Singer ; screenplay by Darren Lemke and Christoper McQuarrie and Dan Studney
Title: Jack the giant slayer
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2013
Edition: Rental ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Performers: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Ewan McGregor.
Summary: Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth, the giants strive to reclaim the land they one lost, forcing Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend, and gets a chance to become a legend.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD
Other Language: English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish dialogue; English, French, or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Headings: Giants Drama Princesses Drama Heroes Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Fantasy films
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Topical Term: Giants
Princesses
Heroes
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE J
MARC Display»

From the critics


Library Staff

Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

May 27, 2014
  • StarLord21 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci as always. The story was ok and the giants were better. I'd rate this an average movie. More of a family/kid movie.

Apr 23, 2014
  • tucklee rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Kids will enjoy this one, but I found the the script silly and Nicholas Hoult isn't going to win any acting awards for this performance. I guess the giants were the best part of this movie.

Apr 03, 2014
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

what a romp! Good guys and bad guys. Nice twist on the fairy tale.

Mar 01, 2014
  • kayliemarie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really great take on the classic!! Very enjoyable

Feb 20, 2014
  • BrianLaBelle rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A reimagining of the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Excellent acting and special effects and and interesting storyline should make this a favourite for families.

Jan 31, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Twist in the classic fairy tale is good but poorly executed. Stick with the other film version, read the story or watch Shrek for a better time. Instead of Fee-fi-fo-fum, I got Ho-ho-hum-hum with those disjointed dialogues and scene changes.

Nov 28, 2013
  • gabrielahs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly a very good movie. Yes, it's the "Jack and the Beanstalk" story - however it is pure entertainment for young and old alike. Thoroughly enjoyable and worth a look.

Nov 26, 2013
  • e278 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If you liked the Hobbit, this was as good, I thought.

I really did not know if I was going to enjoy this movie and planned to return it without watching it. I am glad I did watch it because once I started, I couldn't stop until the end. Very entertaining and some funny comments that I thought added to the picture. A lot of great action as well.

Oct 23, 2013
  • JMGP rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bryan Singer has expanded on the Jack and the Beanstalk story and successfully created a captivating fairytale. Thought it might be terrifying for my little ones: 10, 6, 4, and 2; but, they were entranced and suffered no nightmares following their viewing. People are eaten and tossed about, but there is no gorey violence. Deaths are mostly implied. The giants, mostly look like very ugly, oversized men who really, really need a bath, a dentist, and a wardrobe consultant. As I am Catholic, and a big fan of St. Thomas Aquinas, I was a little put off by the depiction of the medieval monks turning to the "dark arts" to create their own tower of Babel in the original beanstalk, and then resorting to even "darker arts" to deal with the giant problem.

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

Aug 26, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Uncle (p.o.'d at his nephew for the 'goods' received in trade for his horse): "...I don't ask for much... In return for all those years I put food in your belly; clothes on your back; a roof over your head... So what do I have to show for it? ...Beans!" Jack: "I'll, I'll take them to The Abbey tomorrow and we'll tell the monks what happened!" Uncle: "You believe that story?" Jack: "I mean, he was a monk!" Uncle: "-Cuz he wore a robe... funny haircut?"

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at NYPL

  Loading...

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

Jack the Giant Slayer
Jack the Giant Slayer

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.


I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Powered by BiblioCommons.
Version old_java (old_java) Last updated 2014/08/18 13:52