Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Davis Entertainment, Electric Dynamite

Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Chris O’Dowd, T.J. Miller, James Corden, Catherine Tate

Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) works in a dead end job in the mail room, but wants to be a travel writer. When he’s shamed into trying to ask the boss, Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet) for a date, he ends up taking on an assignment to investigate the Bermuda Triangle and write about his experiences. But of course it goes awry and Gulliver ends up tied down on the beach by a bunch of little tiny people called Lilliputians. Here he meets Princess Mary (Emily Blunt) and her father the king and a bunch of little tiny folks. Loosely based on the classic novel Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, this is fairly faithful to the story but updated for modern times.

Jack Black is Jack Black. He plays the same guy all the time, it seems. This is not a bad movie, neither is it a great movie. It’s good clean fun, and the effects are pretty decent. They really sell the little tiny people, and of course the “Island where one never goes” where Jack is the tiny person in a doll house of a giant girl. This is very Twilight Zone for us, but it’s fun. The battles are cute, and the love story between Gulliver and Darcy never really gets anywhere, but they make up for it with a triangle love story between Princess Mary and her suitor, and a guy in prison who was imprisoned for looking at Princess. Gulliver tries to advise him on how to win the heart of Princess.

Just a simple story, well known, and updated to the present. It’s a relaxing no brainer of a movie, and if you like Jack Black’s antics, you’re sure to enjoy this film. I don’t highly recommend it, as it is not extraordinary in any way, but if you like the genre or want something simple to relax with, you could do much worse than Gulliver’s Travels.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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