Gulliver's Travels (Two-Disc + Gulliver's Fun Pack)
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Is that kids fare to you? My kids laughed and laughed. It was innocent humor with a good message about life's twists and turns and overcoming first impressions.
I relented and have to say that I actually really enjoyed it very much. Clearly the story has been updated and Gulliver is basically a slacker mailroom boy who dreams of impressing his boss, an editor in a New York travel magazine. He ends up taking a boat through the Bermuda Triangle and ends up in Lilliput, a kind of Ruritanian country, where he makes some kind of success mainly by urinating on the castle when it is on fire and saving the king of Lilliput.
There are some brilliant comic performances by Jack Black and Chris O'Dowd as well as Emily Blunt. You also have Billy Connolly and Catherine Tate (a bit underused) as the king and queen of Lilliput.
Anyway we now have the DVD and are still enjoying watching it.
So, to paraphrase the Review guide - "What would I have wanted to know before I watched it?"... That kids from 4 to 11 are likely to love it, and laugh-out-loud several times. That parents will smile and laugh too. That there's the typical 'moral lesson' in the story, but it's not heavy. It may not make your all-time-favourite-movies list, but nothing outrageous here.
And yes, I'm buying it now so we can all watch it again and again...
There are some comedians I don't particularly care for, and this main actor is one of them.
It had some good advertising, so I bought it.
My fault, knowing he's not my "humor style" I shouldn't have purchased the movie.
The product placement in the movie was higher than normal, Coke, Red Bull, Cremora, Planet Hollywood to name a few. If we list other movies, we would have to use scientific notaion.
Jack Black, mail room boy, has a crush on the travel editor at the newspaper where he is employed. He ends up writing a story for her which lands him trip to the Bermuda Triangle. This in turn sends him to Lilliput where he ends up helping a lowly commoner in love with the princess. Not too difficult to figure out the symbolism. Jack has the Lilliputians construct items similar to our own. While there is humor in this, as well humor in Jack's fascination with Star Wars and Guitar Hero. However, the movie lacks the biting political satire of the original tale, something they could of done if they had a half decent script writer.
No nudity, unless you count Jack Black's butt crack, no sex, no f-bombs. Jack crudely puts out a fire through urination. Looks like it was made for tweens.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Decent movie, I bought for my Son and he loved it. It was a good movie for the Family.Published 21 hours ago by TwistedShopper
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, It was funny and endearing. I as a child loved the cartoon of Gulliver's travels and of course the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Naomi Currier
Movie was delivered on time and I was completely satisfied...thanks for everythingPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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