New trailer and poster for Jack The Giant Slayer

Trailer Simon Brew 21 Nov 2012 - 06:33

Bryan Singer’s Jack The Giant Slayer finally makes it to cinemas next March. Here’s the new trailer and poster…

Earlier this year, a first trailer and poster was released for what was set to be one of Warner Bros’ 2012 blockbusters, Jack The Giant Killer. However, the studio opted to move the film out of the crowded summer marketplace, and shunted it back to 2013.

More recently, the film changed name, too. Presumably as a result of some very important and quite expensive focus groups, it was decided that Jack The Giant Slayer was a better name – slayers always go down better than killers where giants are concerned, right? – and now we get to this point. Namely, the moment where Warner Bros releases a new trailer and poster, under the film’s new title.

We still like the look of the film, although the CG doesn’t seem to be doing it too many favours. Here’s that trailer and new poster, then...

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Cg does look ropey. Not sure why they can't just use real people and scale them up.
Anyway, why oh why do they give away so much in the trailer!? Just the foot would have been enough to wet my appetite.
I have almost forgotten what it's like to be surprised by a film. I think the last time that actually happened was Dusk til Dawn. But that was before the days of the internet for the masses. Can you imagine if that film was realised today, everyone would be aware of the twist.
Perhaps I should stop coming to sites like this...

Not sure why they have merged two separate stories here - Jack and the Beanstalk and the (almost) titular Jack The Giant Killer.

I always liked the 1962 film version of the latter but this looks like neither that film nor the fairy story it is based upon (which is set in Arthurian times and the villain of the piece lives on St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall, not in the sky). In fact it just looks like an 'actioned up' version of Beanstalk. After the Snow Whites, Beastly, Alice, Hansel & Gretel and Red Riding Hood of the last year or so haven't we had enough of updating classic children's stories?

Let Disney do what they're really good at and make animated versions of them (Tangled was great!) and I'll stick to watching Grimm each week instead.

That looks awful. Some of the acting there is terrible. CGI seems okay.

Silly name change aside, it does look interesting at least.

Red State surprised me. Again and again. Quite an unpredictable film...

Crikey, that's a hell of a budget.

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