“Jack the Giant Slayer” is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, and Dan Studney. The film is a reimagining of the Jack and the Beanstalk and Jack the Giant Killer fairy tales.
The movie stars Nicholas Hoult as the titular character, Jack, a young farmhand who accidentally opens a gateway to the world of giants when he trades his horse for magic beans. The giants, once thought to be just a myth, aim to reclaim the land they lost centuries ago. Jack finds himself fighting for his life to stop them.
The film also stars Eleanor Tomlinson as the princess Isabelle, Ewan McGregor as Elmont, the captain of the King’s elite guard, Stanley Tucci as the villainous Lord Roderick, and Ian McShane as King Brahmwell.
While “Jack the Giant Slayer” was praised for its visual effects and action sequences, it received mixed reviews from critics who felt that it didn’t fully live up to its potential. The film underperformed at the box office compared to its high production budget.
Duration: 114 min.