Jack the Giant Catcher: A World of Childhood

Icie 2022-04-19 09:01:49

It's a movie that obviously shouldn't have high expectations, the "epic" is wrapped in a fairy tale, and I'm sure both the fairy tale itself and the way it's presented are more appealing to children. For audiences who are deeply baptized by Hollywood, the stories and special effects here can only be considered to be hovering above and below the pass line. Although the filmmaker claims to have invested nearly 200 million US dollars and has an elite team involved in special effects, the audience only cares about the final effect. , because that is more convincing than anything else. Of course, having said that, you can also choose to return to a childlike innocence, especially now that there are "Wizards of the Devil" and this film, after all, that is a worldview that we all once shared, in that pure perspective, plus Against the backdrop of the big screen, the world can appear more colorful.

The last time a giant in this form was seen on the big screen was Wrath of the Gods, which featured the protagonist confronting the Cyclops in the forest in the middle. In contrast, the giant in this film has become the most attractive boo. What we are trying to create here is a group portrait of a giant, just like humans, each giant has a different appearance and personality, but unlike a highly civilized human society, the giants live a kind of jungle life, which is closer to to beasts. Because of this way of life, only three categories of giants appear in the film: generals, soldiers, and cooks. A simpler classification is chiefs and commoners. Perhaps considering the reasons for the grading, the giant's bestiality has not been fully demonstrated. Simply put, it is not ferocious enough. Many scenes have been clicked. After all, children and their parents are expected to watch the movie, so try to control everything. within the realm of fairy tales.

As mentioned above, the film company claims to have invested nearly 200 million yuan, but I feel the opposite. After the film ended, my first reaction was that the film should be underinvested. I used to think that the magical setting of "The Wizard of Oz" is very large and the story structure is small. According to the same standard, this film has small scene and story structure. The castle, the countryside and the giant's habitat constitute the main scene, and it always feels a little small. It means to play a little trouble, but in the world view of children, it is really possible to be so simple. The giant habitat and the giant image should be created in this film, which means that the pursuit of visual effects is mainly concentrated in these two areas, that is, the environment and the characters. The environment is really uncomplimentable. The owner was really anxious when watching the movie. I found a few well-made game pictures and compared them at a glance. As for the characters, it is quite satisfactory. If the image of the giant does not take dim sum, it will really stink on the street. Most of the CGI characters now use real-life motion capture technology, that is, the image made by the computer and the action of the real person, of course, to make the effect look closer to reality. The completion degree of this film is quite high, especially the middle chef Cooking and the final giant siege effect is the most prominent.

The overall visuals are mediocre for this "blockbuster era", as is the story, but its origins and transitions are intact, just the way it ends the war is a bit hilarious. This story can be summed up in the words of my friend: it is about a lucky and fast-running diaosi named Jack who counterattacked and held a beautiful woman. Among them, "Running Fast with Good Luck" brilliantly summarizes the way in which the plot is advanced most of the time in this film. The opening scene left a deep impression on me. It adopts the cross-editing of the hero and heroine listening to the story of the giant in different places when they were young. This paragraph has a strong narrative function. The hero and heroine, although the identity gap is large, but children perceive the world in exactly the same way. When they grow up, they all become people who yearn for adventure. This technique was used twice, the second time by parents after their first encounter.

The most annoying thing is the last scene that can become a "city-state defense battle". Although the effect of human beings and giants being evenly matched is far-fetched, it is necessary. The abrupt end of premature ejaculation is a bit deceiving to the audience. When everyone was looking forward to how human beings would start a tragic battle with the giant who broke into the city, the film forced everything to end in a plausible way. Others dare not say, anyway, there is something that is not enough, either funds or the imagination of the director.

In addition, the British accent has become a major feature of the film, in fact, this is a Hollywood movie full of countless British elements. British fairy tales, shooting in the English countryside, a large cast of British actors, British humour and the last city of London. The popular British actor Ewan McGregor is very eye-catching. Although he plays the captain of the Royal Guard, he has a stronger sense of presence than anyone else. Therefore, some people say that as long as he appears on the screen, he always has a magical power to make you His eyes are focused on him, no matter what role he plays.

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Jack the Giant Slayer quotes

  • Isabelle: Is this your farm?

    Jack: Yes. No. Sort of. My uncle and I are tenant partners. We just work the lands.

    Isabelle: And, uh, these books?

    Jack: Yeah, they... they're mine.

    Isabelle: It's unusual for a farm boy.

    Jack: Judging by the cover, are we?

    Isabelle: What do you like reading?

    Jack: I like a good adventure.

    Isabelle: In books or in life?

    Jack: Until I can find a way to get off this farm, I have to settle for books.

    Isabelle: And, uh, that mark on your face, was that an adventure?

    Jack: Um, I got in a fight today. At the market.

    Isabelle: What about?

    Jack: I was defending the honor of the princess.

    Isabelle: Princess? Really? You sure you didn't read that in one of your books? How did you know it was the princess?

    Jack: I didn't. I just saw she needed help. It wasn't until the guardians showed up that I realized who she was. Anyway, it happened really fast. I wouldn't blame her if she didn't remember me. What are you running away from?

    Isabelle: Who says I'm running away from anything? Maybe I'm running toward something. Just looking for an adventure of my own.

    Jack: Well, so far you've run toward the light on my porch... Your Highness.

  • Isabelle: You must think I'm very silly.

    Jack: No. I just wish that... Well, earlier, at the market...

    Isabelle: Thank you... for defending my honor, Jack.

    Jack: Anytime. Here, I'll take your coat. And until you find your own adventure...

    Isabelle: [receives a book from Jack] "The Giants of Gantua."

    Jack: My father used to read that to me.

    Isabelle: That was always my mother's job.

    Jack: I hope you find what you're looking for, Your Highness.

    Isabelle: Call me Isabelle.

    Jack: Isabelle.

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