Film Review: Gulliver’s Travel

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Directed By: Rob Letterman
Starring: Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Catherine Tate

Gulliver’s Travels is yet another remake of the classic tale based on the 18th century novel by Jonathan Swift of a man who ends up on an island, and he’s HUGE!  So what sets this latest version new Gulliver’s Travels apart from the rest? For one, it stars our ever so talented Jack Black who will be playing the big guy.

In this epic and modern tale Gulliver (Black), a mailroom clerk at a New York newspaper bluffs his way into an assignment about the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle, he is then hurtled to an undiscovered land, Lilliput, where hilarity will no doubt ensue! At first enslaved by the diminutive and industrious Liliputians and later declared their hero but soon learns that it’s how big you are on the inside that counts.

This 20th Century Fox film is set to hit the big screens this Christmas of 2010. There’s a mixed response when it comes to its release, some critics say that if you’re a Jack Black fan or care for some live-action family adventure, you should definitely give this flick. While, others say that judging from the posters and trailers it looks like a fake movie similar to Funny People or Tropic Thunder, leaving room for disappointment.  

(This article was originally published in PR1 Magazine, Entertainment Section on 29th November 2010)
PR1 is University of Central Lancashire's Student Magazine.


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