Jack Black stars in the 20th Century Fox adaptation of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels with this fantasy-filled comedic production. This take on the timeless tale revolves around a shipwrecked mailroom clerk (Black) who discovers an island in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle where he is the biggest occupant in comparison to its tiny inhabitants. Shark Tale's Rob Letterman directs from a script by Forgetting Sarah Marshall's Nick Stoller and Joe Stillman (Shrek). ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
We expected a comedy of sorts but what we got was a silly, childish, and at times ridiculous movie. There were few redeeming moments. The low point was Gulliver singing with the warring factions to avert another war. In addition, 20th Century Fox forces you to watch the 9+ minute intro containing a commercial and previews of some of their other movies. There is no way to fast forward or jump directly to the movie. I found this arrogance true with more than one 20th CF DVD.
This Comedy twist to a classic is both fun and average. Movies with Jack Black you pretty much either love or hate and this movie was typical humor of his level. With a theme of love, heroism, and being true to who you are, Gulliver goes from being the scary beast to the hero of lilliput several times before finally saving the day in the end. Smaller kids would probably appreciate it a bit more. It is worth one watch however, I would say wait for the Dvd as it was not really worth the $10 I spent to see it at theater prices.
This movie is without a doubt, one of the worse movies in history ... words can't even describe how deplorable it was. Jack Black is not good as a lead actor. The movie goes from Black being this loser mailroom guy with about 1 minute of dialogue with Amanda Peet (sp?), then towards the end of the movie becoming a hero and spending about another 2 minutes on screen with her only to fall madly in love ... sounds more like a script for a bad porn flick, except without the x-rating.