It’s Father’s Day! I can’t wait to see what the kids have plan for me today. Maybe we’ll watch Jack the Giant Slayer again. We’ve seen it twice already and love it. I wouldn’t be surprise if the kids insist on watching it again. Now’s your chance to watch the fun movie with your children. Thanks to Warner Bros., a reader of my movie blog will win Jack the Giant Slayer on Blu-ray combo pack. BTW, you can own Jack the Giant Slayer on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on June 18th.
Jack climbs a beanstalk to rescue a princess
Jack the Giant Slayer is a twist on the classic Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale. In the fairy tale we all know, Jack trades his cow for some magic beans. Then he climbs up a giant beanstalk and finds valuable treasures. In this new movie version, Jack essentially trades his horse for some beans. But instead of climbing the beanstalk for treasures, Jack climbs it to rescue a princess. In the process, he encounters giants that follow him down the beanstalk. These giants like to eat humans. They find them sinfully delicious.
Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman
In Jack the Giant Slayer, Fee-fi-fo-fum isn’t a quote from a poem. In the film, they are actually names of four giants: Fee, Fye, Foe, and Fumm. They are just four of many giants in the movie. And they are not just giant-size version of humans. They look like orgres and act like Klingons. My favorite giant in the story is General Fallon. He’s mean and has two heads. One of the heads is tiny and made me want to laugh.
It’s a love story
Unlike the fairy tale, Jack the Giant Slayer is a love story. My oldest daughter loves love stories so this is the element of the film she enjoyed the most. In the movie, I thought the two main characters (played by Nicholas Hoult and Eleanor Tomlinson) had great chemistry together. You could just feel them falling in love. The film also featured Ewan McGregor (Elmont), Stanley Tucci (Roderick), Eddie Marsan (Crawe), Ewen Bremner (Wicke Ian McShane (King Brahmwell), Christopher Fairbank (Uncle), Simon Lowe (Monk), Mingus Johnston (Bald), Ralph Brown (General Entin), Joy McBrinn (Old Maid), Chris Brailsford (Blacksmith), Warwick Davis (Old Hamm), and Craig Salisbury (Panto Erik the Great). Jack the Giant Slayer was directed by Bryan Singer.
Blu-ray and DVD Special Features
- Become a Giant Slayer Interactive Experience (Blu-ray only)
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
Jack the Giant Slayer Giveaway
Thanks to Warner Bros., a reader of my dad blog will win Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Combo Pack. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Monday, June 24th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA. If you don’t see an entry form below, please wait for the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load (or refresh the browser).
[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by Warner Bros., but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. I received a Blu-ray for review purposes. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]