Jack the Giant Slayer (previously titled Jack the Giant Killer) is a 2013 American fantasy—adventure film based on the fairy tales, “Jack the Giant Killer” and “Jack and the Beanstalk“. The film is directed by Bryan Singer
In the Kingdom of Cloister, Jack, a young farm boy is fascinated by the legend of Erik, an ancient king who defeated an army of invading giants from a realm in the sky by controlling them with a magical crown. At the same time, Princess Isabelle becomes fascinated with the same legend.
10 years later, Jack goes into town to sell his horse to support his uncle’s farm. There, Jack spots Isabelle and develops a crush on her, after defending her honor from a group of thugs. Meanwhile, Lord Roderick returns to his study, only to find that he has been robbed by a monk. The monk offers Jack some magic beans that he stole from Roderick as collateral for his horse. Back at the castle, Isabelle quarrels with her father, King Brahmwell, as she wants to explore the kingdom, but he wants her to marry Roderick. Likewise, Jack’s uncle scolds him for being foolish before throwing the beans on the floor and leaving the house.
Determined to be free, Isabelle sneaks out of castle and seeks shelter from the rain in Jack’s house. As it rains, one of the beans takes root and grows into a massive beanstalk that carries the house and Isabelle into the sky as Jack falls to the ground.
Jack, Roderick, and Roderick’s attendant, Wicke, volunteer to join the king’s knights, led by Elmont and his second in-command, Crawe, and climb the beanstalk in search of Isabelle. As they climb, Roderick and Wicke cut the safety rope, intentionally killing some of the knights. At the top, they discover the giants’ realm and decide to split into two groups; one with Jack, Elmont and Crawe, and the other with Roderick and Wicke, but not before Roderick takes the remaining beans from Jack (although Jack manages to save one for himself).
Jack’s group is trapped by a giant, who takes everyone prisoner except him. Meanwhile, Roderick’s group encounters two other giants, one eats Wicke but before they can do the same to Roderick, he puts on the magic crown.
Jack follows the giant to their stronghold, where Crawe has been killed by the two-headed giant leader, Fallon, and finds Isabelle and Elmont. As the giants prepare to kill the rest of their prisoners, Roderick walks in and enslaves the giants with the crown. He tells the giants that they will attack Cloister at dawn and allows them to eat Isabelle and Elmont. Jack rescues Isabelle and Elmont as one of the giants prepares to cook Elmont as a pig-in-a-blanket. The trio makes for the beanstalk, where Jack causes the giant guarding the beanstalk to fall off the realm’s edge. Seeing the giant’s body, Brahmwell orders the beanstalk cut down to avoid an invasion by the giants.
Jack and Isabelle head down the beanstalk, while Elmont stays to confront Roderick. Elmont kills Roderick, but Fallon takes the crown before he can claim it and is forced to escape down the beanstalk. Jack, Isabelle, and Elmont all survive the fall after the beanstalk is cut down. As everyone returns home, Jack warns that the giants are using Roderick’s beans to create beanstalks to descend down to Earth and attack Cloister.
The giants chase Jack, Isabelle, and Brahmwell into the castle, where Elmont fills the moat with oil and sets it on fire. Fallon falls in the moat and breaks into the castle from below. As the siege continues, Fallon captures Jack and Isabelle, but Jack kills him by throwing the final bean down his throat, causing a beanstalk to rip apart his body. Jack takes the crown from Fallon and sends the giants back to their realm.
- Nicholas Hoult as Jack,
- Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabelle
- Stanley Tucci as Lord Roderick
- Ian McShane as King Brahmwell
- 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
When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I was very interested in seeing it. The fact that Nicholas Hoult and Stanley Tucci are in it made me excited about the film.
It was amazing, the actors were amazing. Nicholas was really good. Stanley Tucci was a great villain. Ewan McGregor was so pleasing in the eyes and he’s also really good. The movie was very funny, but I expected to see more adventures. The visuals in this film are descent, the Beanstalk looks great and the scenes with the Giants are kind of cool. Nicholas and Eleanor (Isabelle) doesn’t have that much chemistry. The ending was very interesting.
I was delighted by the film. It was fun. I think you guys should see it