JACK THE GIANT SLAYER
Thrilling Re-Telling of a Fabled Favorite
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor
Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian
McShane, Bill Nighy, Ewan
Runtime: 114 minutes
Director: Bryan Singer
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The story opens with Jack stumbling on magical beans that he traded for his uncle’s horse and carriage. Isabelle, the adventure-seeking princess of the kingdom, sneaks out one rainy night to escape the confines of her cloister. She ends up seeking shelter at Jack’s farm. The magical beans spill out of Jack’s pocket, sending Jack’s house along with princess Isabelle skyward toward the dangerous land of the giants between heaven and earth.
What follows is the story of all the king’s men and the unlikely “everyman” farm boy on their quest to save Isabelle from the terrible giants, who have an appetite for human flesh.
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER is a fun, thrilling, Christian fantasy adventure of one man’s quest to save the kingdom, rescue the damsel in distress and face his biggest fears. The movie is directed well and firmly holds the viewer’s attention throughout. Even better, the main characters promote self-sacrifice, bravery, honor, and courage during the journey to rescue the princess. There are many Christian allegorical elements as well as redemptive scenes of forgiveness, faith-filled king, queen, princess, and monks, and a crown of glory fashioned by the monks.
The movie is rated PG-13 mainly for intense scenes of CGI animated violence. For example, the giants bite heads off of the humans, giants and humans fall to their deaths from the cliffs and beanstalks, and several violent war scenes occur. Caution is advised, therefore, for younger viewers.
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER is a thrilling fantasy adventure. It’s directed well and firmly holds the viewer’s attention throughout its running time. Even better, the main characters promote self-sacrifice, bravery, honor, and courage during their challenging journey to rescue the princess. There are many Christian elements and redemptive scenes of forgiveness in JACK THE GIANT SLAYER. However, the movie contains intense scenes of CGI action violence. Also, the giants bite the heads off of some humans. Caution for younger viewers is advised for JACK THE GIANT SLAYER.