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Giant problems in the moviesBy Sean AxmakerSpecial to MSN MoviesSome problems are bigger than others. Jack faces some pretty big ones in "Jack the Giant Killer." Giant problems, you might say, the kinds that dwarf mere human concerns both figuratively and literally. An updating of "Jack and Beanstalk," this fantasy adventure follows a tradition that goes back to David and Goliath: the mortal man taking on the colossally big and strong enemy. The movies have replayed that showdown in various iterations for almost as long as they've made movies. Because what's more impressive than man versus mammoth monster? Here are a few of the greatest, grandest, and most unusual giants to rise up on two legs and challenge mankind in the movies, from The Eighth Wonder of the World himself to "The Amazing Colossal Man" to the mythical god and monsters brought to life by Ray Harryhausen.Bing: More about 'Jack the Giant Killer' | More about Ewan McGregorFor more movie news, follow MSN Movies on Facebook and Twitter. 
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