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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2013, 05:54:05 AM »

I read an interview somewhere where Tucci basically said 'cgi and 3d sucks and isn't fun to film.'  I haven't seen the movie but it seems like his frustrations may have translated t an otherwise great actor not doing a good job on this one.
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2013, 01:53:20 AM »

I see our friends at The Asylum are planning the release of Jack The Giant Killer soon: but I remember a film with that title from the 1960s.  Question
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 05:38:37 PM »

I see our friends at The Asylum are planning the release of Jack The Giant Killer soon: but I remember a film with that title from the 1960s.  Question

You are correct, Trevor. "Jack the Giant Killer" from 1962 w/ Kerwin Matthews as the hero, Judi Meredith as the heroine, and Torin Thatcher as the villain. An almost forgotten film, both then and now, but for those who have seen it, including myself, one of the best fantasy films to come out of the '60's. And unlike this year's film, which is actually based on the English folktale "Jack and the Beanstalk," this one was actually based on the English folktale "Jack the Giant Killer." See it, if you can.
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 10:12:19 PM »

Maybe the latest "Superman," which will be out later this year.

As a Superman fan; they better not mess up another Superman movie.
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2013, 11:57:59 AM »

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You are correct, Trevor. "Jack the Giant Killer" from 1962 w/ Kerwin Matthews as the hero, Judi Meredith as the heroine, and Torin Thatcher as the villain. An almost forgotten film, both then and now, but for those who have seen it, including myself, one of the best fantasy films to come out of the '60's. And unlike this year's film, which is actually based on the English folktale "Jack and the Beanstalk," this one was actually based on the English folktale "Jack the Giant Killer." See it, if you can.

With stop-motion FX by Jim Danforth, if memory serves.  I believe Columbia sued United Artists because they thought Jack the Giant Killer was too similar to The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.  That's probably why few people have seen it. 

It was released on DVD awhile back.  I still need to see it.
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2013, 01:07:51 PM »

JACK THE GIANT KILLER played on TCM sometime last year. I thought it was great.
CAPTAIN SINBAD is another cheaper fantasy flick from that era that's pretty entertaining.
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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2013, 02:51:31 PM »

Maybe the latest "Superman," which will be out later this year.

As a Superman fan; they better not mess up another Superman movie.

      Lois Lane is a redhead.
Jimmy Olsen is a girl.
Perry White is black.
That's just for starters.
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2013, 05:13:27 PM »

Maybe the latest "Superman," which will be out later this year.

As a Superman fan; they better not mess up another Superman movie.

      Lois Lane is a redhead.
Jimmy Olsen is a girl.
Perry White is black.
That's just for starters.

Whoa! That is some major changes. The trailer is out for the film, and while I have not seen a "Superman" since  Christopher Reeve put on the cape and tights. the film is suppose to be one of the darkest versions yet. Maybe a darker version for a darker time. If there is any good news, Superman, as an adult, is played by Henry Cavill, and while I don't know how he'll be in the role, I do know that he is one of the few actors that I have seen who is equally capable of playing the hero or the villain in the film. And Warner Bros. needs a hit.
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2013, 05:28:16 PM »

I see our friends at The Asylum are planning the release of Jack The Giant Killer soon: but I remember a film with that title from the 1960s.  Question


You are correct, Trevor. "Jack the Giant Killer" from 1962 w/ Kerwin Matthews as the hero, Judi Meredith as the heroine, and Torin Thatcher as the villain. An almost forgotten film, both then and now, but for those who have seen it, including myself, one of the best fantasy films to come out of the '60's. And unlike this year's film, which is actually based on the English folktale "Jack and the Beanstalk," this one was actually based on the English folktale "Jack the Giant Killer." See it, if you can.



I saw the original last year when Rifftrax did it live.

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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2013, 12:43:13 PM »

I really liked the adventure.

I loved the giants.

I ate too much popcorn.

Studios and producers expect too much when it's only three days after release and they're already screaming, "We didn't get back our investment!" and blogs yell, "It's bombing, OMG RUNNNNNN!!!!1!!!"
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« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2013, 12:59:42 PM »


Studios and producers expect too much when it's only three days after release and they're already screaming, "We didn't get back our investment!" and blogs yell, "It's bombing, OMG RUNNNNNN!!!!1!!!"


I agree.  This is made even more ridiculous when you consider that it was projected to make 30-35 million on opening weekend, and it GASP! only made 28!  Whoa.  That's pretty weak, eh?

As of a couple of days ago, it was at $119 million, so I predict it will have no trouble making back the investment plus a tidy profit.

It's a sad state, in my opinion, where a movie can be #1 on its opening weekend and get the kind of blasting this one has gotten for not doing good enough.  Good grief.
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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2013, 08:14:17 AM »

as I said in another thread, I found the plot too childish, the rhyming went on my nerves, the giants don't look realistic (like their skin is made of potatoes) and the 3D effects were mostly unnoticable except for a few scenes
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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2013, 01:17:57 PM »

the giants don't look realistic (like their skin is made of potatoes)

The giants were earth elementals made flesh, they're supposed to look ugly. Wink
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