March 20th, 2013, by admin



Jack The Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer is a fantasy adventure film based on the fairy tales, “Jack the Giant Killer” and “Jack and the Beanstalk”. The film is directed by Bryan Singer and stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor with a screenplay written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney. The film tells the story of Jack, a young farmhand who must rescue a princess from a race of giants after inadvertently opening a gateway to their world.

 

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Movie2k Watch Movies – Jack The Giant Slayer – Cast

Nicholas Hoult as Jack, a young farmer who leads the expedition to rescue the princess. Hoult was selected from a short list of actors that included Aaron Johnson and Aneurin Barnard.
Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabelle, the princess who is kidnapped by giants. Adelaide Kane, Lily Collins and Juno Temple also screen tested for the role.
Stanley Tucci as Lord Roderick, an adviser to the king with designs on usurping power.
Ian McShane as King Brahmwell, the princess’ father, who is none too thrilled about a union between his daughter and a farmer boy.
Bill Nighy and John Kassir as Fallon, the two-headed leader of the giants. Nighy plays the big head and Kassir plays the smaller head.
Ewan McGregor as Elmont, the leader of the king’s elite guard, who helps fight giants.

Additionally, Eddie Marsan plays Crawe, Elmont’s second-in-command, and Ewen Bremner plays Wicke, Lord Roderick’s attendant.

 

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Movie2k Watch Movies – Jack The Giant Slayer – Critical reaction

Jack the Giant Slayer has received a mixed response from film critics. The film holds a 52% approval rating on the review aggregator website, Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 5.7/10 based on an aggregation of 134 reviews, and received the critical consensus: “It’s enthusiastically acted and reasonably fun, but Jack the Giant Slayer is also overwhelmed by its digital effects and a story so middle-of-the-road as to be a bit bland and impersonal.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted mean, assigned a score of 50 out of 100, based on reviews from 34 film critics. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter said, “Simply in terms of efficient storytelling, clear logistics and consistent viewer engagement, Jack is markedly superior to the recent Hobbit.” Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times said, “Jack the Giant Slayer is a rousing, original and thoroughly entertaining adventure.”

Conversely, Justin Chang of Variety said, “Jack the Giant Slayer feels, unsurprisingly, like an attempt to cash in on a trend, recycling storybook characters, situations and battle sequences to mechanical and wearyingly predictable effect.” Manohla Dargis of The New York Times said, “This finally is just a digitally souped-up, one-dimensional take on ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.” Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times said, “Bryan Singer’s take on the old fairy tale has all things money can buy — except a good script.”

 

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