Reviewer: Scott Rolfe Source:
Darren Lemke & Christopher McQuarrie
"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.
"Jack the Giant Slayer" is a retelling of the classic story "Jack and the Beanstalk". In this version, Jack is an unlikely hero when he attempts to rescue the princess who was whisked up into the clouds when Jack's house is raised by the beanstalk. Sometimes campy and at other times funny, this movie is certainly a sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat adventure.
We were pleased to see that the filmmakers kept the blood and gore to a minimum even though the giants do have a taste for humans. The fights are all action and not overly graphic. Dove is pleased to award this film our "Family-Approved" Seal. It is an exciting action/adventure.
Content Description: Sex: A couple kisses. Language: "P-off"-1; B-1; H-2; the second head of a two headed giant says a word that was incomplete, our reviewer heard "fuh" but not the rest of the word. Violence: Man punches boy; giants eat men; men and giants fall from beanstalk; giants are hit with arrows; giants throw burning trees into castle; many soldiers are killed but none of these scenes are graphic. Drugs: Giants drink in a scene; a small group of men appear to be drunk. Nudity: Shirtless giants; cleavage Other: Monks use magic; giant picks nose and eats his snot; giant farts; giant scratches armpit and smells fingers.