Movie Review | Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.
Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Darren Lemke (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay)
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor
(Source: IMDb.com)

WHOA! Gigantic cinematic effects~(=^・ω・^)y=

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5Visual/Special Effects: 

That VISUAL!!!!! ❤ It’s too good to be true! I really like how they made the visual effects with this movie!!!!!! No more words needed~ Score says it all! ♡(*´∀`*)人(*´∀`*)♡

4

Audio/BGM/OST: 

No memorable songs but how they make the BGM with the phase of the music is commendable! It’s quite medieval, suspense, and thrilling. The climactic sounds boom in the background to make sure you feel the chase. Thumbs up people! ∩( ・ω・)d

4.5Script:


“Fi-fi-fo-fum. Ask not whence the thunder comes. For between Heaven and Earth is a perilous place..” I like what they did with the script. It made you want to start reading fairy tale stories all over again. (★^O^★) How they interconnected the lives of two different people and how they made sure that the story lives for all times. Furthermore, the funny things they include during the whole movie made me LOL (that made everyone in the cinema look at me strangely, LOL) (ΦωΦ). You rock Mr. Lemke, Mr. McQuarrie and Mr. Studney! The main plot of the original fairy tale remained but was uniquely innovated to as what really must’ve happened! GREAT JOB!!!!! O(≧∇≦)O

4.5

Plot/Story: 

As what I have said, the story retains it’s originality and at the same time gives off it’s uniqueness. It does retain the important parts of the fairy tale such as Jack being given by the magic seeds that would change his destiny in exchange of a certain animal. It also shows how Jack fought off the Giant (in the movie’s case GIANTS) with wit and courage. Of course, there’s the happy ever after. The uniqueness would be that it made you wanna ask yourself if all other fairy tales do have secret origins. This movie successfully made me question which tale should I believe in. Great story! ^_^

4.5Characters: 

Well, I do love the characters! Jack (Nicholas Hoult) actually is just like the Jack I imagined in the original fairy tale (except for the acrophobia, LOL) and of course, that there would be royalty involved. Princess Isabelle (Eleanor Tomlinson) is quite not your so ordinary princess here, she’s a brave lass looking for an adventure because she wants to understand how the world is so as to make sure that she’ll become a great queen. Sir Elmont (Ewan McGregor) is funny yet vigilant, he is quite the strategist and really really loyal to his job (he made me laugh more than I can count and more than any other characters). Lord Roderick (Stanley Tucci), the ultimate villain is also such a funny personality. Of course, there are the giants involve (you can’t miss them they are … HUGE) and quite the blood thirsty villains if there are any.

5

Cast: 

Alright, the whole cast is amazing, they seem to be born for this film. They act really well considering it’s quite medieval and that they are acting with/without visual effects. They are really doing an awesome job portraying the characters and their personalities (and I’m not saying that because I really like Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGregor… REALLY! LOL). But casts, I commend you!!

5

Ending: 

YES! This movie’s ending connected everything to the original tale and is really close ended because they even made sure that you know what happens after the happily ever after. The legend/story/tale continues on through generations and generations to come as the fairy tale we all know now. And, as much as we know this maybe the original story and what we really heard could be the sanitized version of it. (*≧▽≦)ノシ)) This is the first time, I gave this score for the ending. Dang!

4.5

Overall: 

I enjoyed every minute of watching this movie. And, I would love to watch it all over again if given a chance. There’s not much of a silent phase and that’s why I like it. The whole twists and turns from the beginning to the end led me to realize that though it might look as predictable as I assume it to be, they surprised me with the secret ending of connecting it to the original fairy tale. Worth every cent in watching it. RECOMMENDED! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

8 responses to “Movie Review | Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

  1. Good review Aleihs. It’s a fun movie and if that’s what you go in expecting, then you’re going to be happy. At least that’s what I went in feeling like.

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