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** To expand on this, it appears that the giants have to obey the wearer of the crown ''only'' when a direct command is given, and even then they can choose exactly how to carry out that order and at what pace. [[spoiler:Roderick orders the giants to "help [him]" during his fight with Elmont and the giants technically do, but in the slowest manner possible so that he's already dead by the time they get to him. Fallon is unable to ask for help in getting out of the burning moat due to the pain so Fumm and the others leave him to his fate.]]


''Jack the Giant Slayer'' (originally titled ''Jack the Giant Killer'') is a fantasy action adventure film, starring Creator/NicholasHoult, Creator/EwanMcGregor, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Stanley Tucci]], Creator/IanMcShane, and Creator/BillNighy. It is directed by Creator/BryanSinger.

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''Jack the Giant Slayer'' (originally titled ''Jack the Giant Killer'') is a fantasy action adventure film, starring Creator/NicholasHoult, Creator/EwanMcGregor, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Stanley Tucci]], Creator/IanMcShane, and Creator/BillNighy. It is directed by Creator/BryanSinger.
Creator/BryanSinger and written by Creator/ChristopherMcQuarrie.

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* MeaningfulName: Squicky example: one of the Guardians, Crawe, is eaten alive by Fallon. A "craw" is a stomach or gullet, and Crawe ends up in one. [[spoiler: In fact, it's probably his skeleton that is briefly glimpsed ''inside'' Fallon's stomach when the tracking shot follows the last bean into the General's belly.]]


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** To help clarify:
** The burning moat is done by the humans to deny the giants clear access, forcing them to try and open the drawbridge. The whole final battle revolves around the drawbridge.
** The giants decide to throw heavy things at the wall in an attempt to sabotage the drawbridge levers and to deny the humans cover when firing at them. The humans respond by trying to ensure that the levers remain still with timber braces.
** When machinery fails, they resort to pulling the drawbridge closed themselves, resulting in a tug of war between the two sides. In response, the giants set trees on fire and throw those over the walls to undermine their efforts.
** The humans shoot at the giants with rapid-fire ballistas and scorpions, specifically targeting the tree throwers and the giants pulling at the drawbridge. The giants immediately decide to target the weapons with giant-sized slingshots and thrown weapons.
** Finally, the giants wear the human side down on the tug of war and use a combined effort to force the drawbridge open. The humans respond by closing the portcullis and falling back to a more defensible location to bottleneck the giants. The portcullis doesn't work long, but A for effort and quick thinking. They resolve to do a LastStand, but there's no need.

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** Deleted scenes shows him turn up just before the climax of the film, Jack gives him all of the gold he earlier received and tells him where to find the horse.


** Interestingly, the fairy tale is one of the few where the hero does not marry and live happily ever after; he goes back to his mother where they live happily ever after with the riches he stole.


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* ConspicuousCG: The sequences at the beginning of the movie explaining the giants' backstory. While most of the film's special effects and CG look at least decent, these look as if they were ripped from a PS One game.


''Jack the Giant Slayer'' (originally titled ''Jack the Giant Killer'') is a fantasy action adventure film, starring Creator/NicholasHoult, Creator/EwanMcGregor, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Stanley Tucci]], Creator/IanMcShane, and BillNighy. It is directed by Creator/BryanSinger.

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''Jack the Giant Slayer'' (originally titled ''Jack the Giant Killer'') is a fantasy action adventure film, starring Creator/NicholasHoult, Creator/EwanMcGregor, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Stanley Tucci]], Creator/IanMcShane, and BillNighy.Creator/BillNighy. It is directed by Creator/BryanSinger.


%%I don't know what to do with this, but Badass isn't a trope anymore, so this gets kinda orphaned. * To elaborate: after spending [[spoiler: half of the movie fumbling through and making one think that he probably got his job through family connections, Elmont gets his badass on when he stays behind to recover the Giant Control Device from the middle of the giant army, which he almost succeeds, manages to kill the wannabe BigBad in the middle of his brainwashed army, then casually climbs the tip of the beanstalk as it starts to fall to earth and rides it almost to his bed (he ends up in the moat) gets out of the moat and being a GenreSavvy bastard organizes the defenders so that when the giants come chasing his king the city is ready for them, trolls the giant leader by standing in the middle of the gate and shooting him in the face, trolls the entire giant army by encouraging the defenders to play tug of war with them on the drawbridge and shooting them up, and giving them the middle finger when they finally make it into the city.]]


* ShoutOut: To the infamous "NOT THE BEES!" scene from TheWickerMan.
** And to Franchise/StarWars, with Creator/EwanMcGregor (AKA Obi-Wan Kenobi) saying the famous CatchPhrase, "I have a bad feeling about this".

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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To the infamous "NOT THE BEES!" scene from TheWickerMan.
''Film/TheWickerMan2006''.
** And to Franchise/StarWars, ''Franchise/StarWars'', with Creator/EwanMcGregor (AKA Obi-Wan Kenobi) saying the famous CatchPhrase, "I have a bad feeling about this".



** At one point, one of the giants are using a [[DonQuixote windmill]] as a weapon.
* SmugSnake: Roderick

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** At one point, one of the giants are using a [[DonQuixote [[Literature/DonQuixote windmill]] as a weapon.
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* BigBad: General Fallon, the leader of giants.


* {{Badass}}: Elmont
** To elaborate: after spending [[spoiler: half of the movie fumbling through and making one think that he probably got his job through family connections, Elmont gets his badass on when he stays behind to recover the Giant Control Device from the middle of the giant army, which he almost succeeds, manages to kill the wannabe BigBad in the middle of his brainwashed army, then casually climbs the tip of the beanstalk as it starts to fall to earth and rides it almost to his bed (he ends up in the moat) gets out of the moat and being a GenreSavvy bastard organizes the defenders so that when the giants come chasing his king the city is ready for them, trolls the giant leader by standing in the middle of the gate and shooting him in the face, trolls the entire giant army by encouraging the defenders to play tug of war with them on the drawbridge and shooting them up, and giving them the middle finger when they finally make it into the city.]]

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%%I don't know what to do with this, but Badass isn't a trope anymore, so this gets kinda orphaned. * {{Badass}}: Elmont
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To elaborate: after spending [[spoiler: half of the movie fumbling through and making one think that he probably got his job through family connections, Elmont gets his badass on when he stays behind to recover the Giant Control Device from the middle of the giant army, which he almost succeeds, manages to kill the wannabe BigBad in the middle of his brainwashed army, then casually climbs the tip of the beanstalk as it starts to fall to earth and rides it almost to his bed (he ends up in the moat) gets out of the moat and being a GenreSavvy bastard organizes the defenders so that when the giants come chasing his king the city is ready for them, trolls the giant leader by standing in the middle of the gate and shooting him in the face, trolls the entire giant army by encouraging the defenders to play tug of war with them on the drawbridge and shooting them up, and giving them the middle finger when they finally make it into the city.]]

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