Friday, March 11, 2011

Gulliver's Travels, Review

In this contemporary re-imagining of Jonathan Swift's classic tale, Lemuel Gulliver is a perpetual underachiever and wannabe travel writer at a New York newspaper. When he finally makes an effort to actually venture out of the city to write a travel piece, a storm-tossed voyage lands him on an island inhabited by tiny folks called Liliputians. After a rocky beginning, the gargantuan Gulliver becomes an inspiration to his new six-inch-tall friends. He brings them modern-day wonders like a PDA and music video games - while they help him learn that it's how big you are on the inside that counts. 

Well let's face it, from the trailer and only looked like the movie might not even deserve a watch. I did gave it a chance though, since i really like Jack Black.

And while it was mostly poor done, with not much effort into the acting and something that looked like a really fast-done script, it really had some fun parts. It was enjoyable and funny. I guess the people will like it more are the ones who haven't really watch many comedies, Jack Black before or they are young. It was a really clever idea though.
I was also surprised that they promoted Jack Black in this movie so much that the others actors fall behind even though they were some big names in like: Emily Blunt (The Wolfman, The Devil Wear Prada), Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Despicable Me) and Billy Conelly (The Last Samurai, Lemony Snicket).

Overall i did have a good time watching it. I actually laughed a lot and i felt it ended fast but still it was missing some magic. Oh! And i didn't watch it in 3D so i don't how good it was like that.


  1. I also saw this one, it was quite okay, I would give it like 7/10 I think :)

  2. commenting from amsterdam:i never liked Gulliver's Travels, it made me sad.. and i don't like that actor too, so there was no way to watch a movie with that combination..


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