Jack the Giant Slayer Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Jack the Giant Slayer

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch:

    CGI-ant special effects and bone-crushing visuals.

  • Starring:

    Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, Ian McShane, Billy Nighy

  • Directed by:

    Bryan Singer

  • Running time:

    114 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    People/giants fall from extremely high altitude toward the ground. People/giants are harrassed, punched, kicked, threatened with knives/swords, thrown, grabbed, dismembered, eaten, struck by lightning, captured in a net, stabbed, caged, hogtied, suspended from high objects, near-drowned, attacked, injured, struck by arrows, hit with objects, torn apart. A giant falls into a burning moat; his flesh sears and burns. Objects/property are demolished, ransacked, thrown. Animals are stolen, eaten. Soldiers use halberds, axes, blades, arrows, crossbows, swords. Giants use flails, maces, spiked clubs, burning trees, blades, slingshot, grappling hooks. A rope is cut deliberately. A man threatens death by making a cutting motion across his neck with his thumb. Fierce growling (giants), terrified screams (humans) are heard. Blood/gore: Blood, bones, swords, a beating giant's heart, many corpses. Animal skeletons, human bones and skulls. Bloody heads, bloody gash, slashed cheek, vat of meat. A man removes an object from his stomach. A giant has a milky eye (keratitis). A giant's face is covered in bee-stings. Point-of-view cinematography of an object flying down a giant's mouth, through his throat and landing in his gut. Eyes pop out, dismembered limbs, body parts are seen. The smell of fear and the smell of curdling blood are mentioned.


    Kissing. Nudity: A harp is detailed with a gold carving of a woman's bust.




    F-word, p*ss, bastard, religious exclamations. People are mocked; giants are forced into servitude.


    Fantasy, adventure, magic, nobility, fairy-tales, nobility, courage, stealing, denial of responsibility/duty, usurping, expropriation, allegiance, royalty, history, legend, folklore, invasion, betrayal, loyalty, arranged marriage, war.


    Heavy rain, thunder, lightning. Dark arts. Purgatory. Horses, cat, flocks of birds, buzzing insects/bees, chickens, sheep, pigs, owl, rats. Fear of heights/fear of falling. Very high altitude camera angles with vertiginous points-of-view toward the ground, clouds or sky. Waterfalls. A deceased mother and a deceased father are mentioned. A girl runs away from home. Tree-climbing. Spitting. A giant snores and farts. A giant picks his nose and eats the runny snot. Giants are covered in dirt, filth. Pig-on-the-spit. Flame-throwing. A man prays by a grave. Free-falling (from sky-high altitude). Animal fur is worn. A giant beanstalk is chopped down. Monks. Bell-ringing.


    Original and entertaining. Vivid, convincing special effects. Great fun. Ewan McGregor is delightful. Apocalyptic.


    Takes a little while to warm up. Male-dominated. Predictable.

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