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** [=McShane=] would also appear as a man who played a part in hunting giants in the [[Film/Hellboy2019 latest film adaptation of ''Hellboy'']].

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* CompleteMonster: [[SmugSnake Lord Roderick]], the [[EvilChancellor chief advisor]] of the King of Cloister, [[AmbitionIsEvil schemes for the throne]] and much more himself. Utterly self-aware of his own case of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and reveling in every moment of it, Roderick has a monk who steals the magic beans he procures tortured before personally murdering him; cuts the safety harness keeping most of the men in his own search party from falling to their deaths when he's climbing the beanstalk; extorts the last bean out of Jack by threatening his life and his uncle's; throws another one of his loyal companions to his death; and, finally ceasing his long trail of betrayal, enslaves the giants of Gantua and commands them to eat his own remaining comrades. With an army of giants, Roderick plans to lay waste to the lower world, conquering first his own kingdom and then the rest of the world.


** The sequel hook for the film is this in that it [[spoiler: suggests a modern day version of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale]] which was done in the obscure 90s family film ''Beanstalk''
* Narm: One major criticism of the film is the unnecessary presence of General Fallon's second head, which detracts from more serious moments when it's babbling baby-talk or looking around absent-mindedly while the main head is being intimidating.

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** The sequel hook for the film is this in that it [[spoiler: suggests a modern day version of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale]] which was done in the obscure 90s family film ''Beanstalk''
''Beanstalk'' (and the somewhat darker ''Series/JackAndTheBeanstalkTheRealStory'', which made Jack the villain of his interaction with the giant).
* Narm: {{Narm}}: One major criticism of the film is the unnecessary presence of General Fallon's second head, which detracts from more serious moments when it's babbling baby-talk or looking around absent-mindedly while the main head is being intimidating.

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* Narm: One major criticism of the film is the unnecessary presence of General Fallon's second head, which detracts from more serious moments when it's babbling baby-talk or looking around absent-mindedly while the main head is being intimidating.


* RecycledInSpace: While the film is entertaining by its own merits and an interesting take on Jack and the Beanstalk, one just can't help but feel that it's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' with Giants.


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While the digital giants are quite good, the effects that brought the beanstalk sequences to life are pretty darn impressive.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While the digital giants are quite good, the effects that brought the beanstalk sequences to life are pretty darn impressive.


* IdiotPlot: Pendragon's plot would be scuttled if Jack were betrothed to Helene, who is obviously attracted to him, and Jack has been knighted as well. Even if it were just a marriage of convenience (most royal unions were), it still ruins Pendragon's plans.

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* IdiotPlot: Pendragon's plot would be scuttled if Jack were betrothed to Helene, who is obviously attracted to him, and Jack has been knighted as well. Even if it were just a marriage of convenience (most royal unions were), it still ruins Pendragon's plans.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: With his snarky nature, badassness and being played by [[Franchise/StarWars prequel Obi-Wan]], it's not uncommon to see people wish Elmont was the real star.


* SpecialEffectsFailure: While the effects are decent, they're not up to the quality of the $195 million spent. Though that may have been due to DigitalDomain's bankruptcy during production.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: While the effects are decent, they're not up to the quality of the $195 million spent. Though that may have been due to DigitalDomain's Creator/DigitalDomain's bankruptcy during production.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: With his snarky nature, badassness and being played by [[Franchise/StarWars prequel Obi-Wan]], it's not uncommon to see people wish Elmont was the real star.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While the digital giants are quite good, the effects that brought the beanstalk sequences to life are pretty darn impressive.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While the digital giants are quite good, the effects that brought the beanstalk sequences to life are pretty darn impressive.


** The sequel hook for the film is this in that it [[spoiler: it suggests a modern day version of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale]] which was done in the obscure 90s family film ''Beanstalk''

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** The sequel hook for the film is this in that it [[spoiler: it suggests a modern day version of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale]] which was done in the obscure 90s family film ''Beanstalk''


* HilariousInHindsight: Aside from starring in this film as the king, Creator/IanMcShane also appeared as a dwarf in another fairy tale based movie, ''SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Aside from starring in this film as the king, Creator/IanMcShane also appeared as a dwarf in another fairy tale based movie, ''SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''.''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''.

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