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Still shot from the movie: Jack the Giant Slayer.

Jack the Giant Slayer

The classic fairytale grows to epic proportions in this retelling where Jack (Nicholas Hoult) accidentally enables Giants to attack his homeland when he tries to rescue a stolen Princess (Eleanor Tomlinson). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 28 Feb 2013
Video Release: 18 Jun 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Jack uses yarrow to stop a bleeding wound. Why was it important for people of medieval to know how to use medicinal plants? According to WebMD, yarrow has many other uses as well.

While Jack doesn’t find a goose that lays golden eggs, he does discover a jeweled Faberge egg in the giants’ treasure room. Learn more about these exquisite creations.

How are clichés used in this script? Do they add to the humor in this film? Along with spoken idioms what visual ones (like a bee in your bonnet) are included?

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