Jack the Giant Slayer
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"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 for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) 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 the chance to become a legend himself.-- (C) Warner… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Forget that Giant Slayer feels photocopied and is entirely unnecessary. It's just not exciting."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Unlike Peter Jackson with the overstuffed The Hobbit,[director Bryan]Singer shies away from the epic and settles for entertaining. Sometimes that's more than enough."
‑ Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
"Underwhelming, as you might expect, but it's quite possibly the best Jack and the Beanstalk film you could imagine the studio system producing. Whatever that means."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"When it really gets going, and especially in the last 30 minutes, it's passable as matinee fodder."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"If anything "Jack the Giant Slayer" proves it's about time we begin inventing new fairytales."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A mash-up of old-school heroism, pantomime villainy, starstruck lovers and post-'Shrek' archness, it's more exhausting than exhilarating."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Not awful, not wonderful, Jack the Giant Slayer is a midrange fairy tale epic that's a lot more ho-hum than fee-fi-fo-fum."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Despite its many flaws, Jack the Giant Slayer is not a bad film, but rather a disappointing one"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"If this is the new baseline for kid's fantasy films, and not freaking Wrath of the Titans, we're in very good shape."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Director Bryan Singer, who made The Usual Suspects and earlier X-Men movies, does a bit of good-hearted slumming with this CGI-heavy fantasy."
‑ Phil Villarreal, COED.com
"It's fast, rousing, and blessedly brief - under two hours instead of, say, nine in three bladder-straining installments."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Jack the Giant Slayer is slight, but consistently amusing."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"When you make a movie this awful, with no hint of useful self-awareness, you're not proving a point--you're giving up."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Jack the Giant Slayer is a quick and simple action adventure that comes loaded with plenty of laughs and CGI spectacle."
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"Although a fairy tale, the movie is presented as a big-budget, special-effects blockbuster that plays as much like Clash of the Titans as a Disney cartoon. That places a lot of limitations on audience."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
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