So, you think youre a little short? Well imagine how youd feel if you were the size of someones pinky! Thats how the Lilliputians of Lilliput felt the first time they encountered Gulliver, aka Jack Black in the very funny movie comedy Gullivers Travels that we got to see on Monday.
Lemeul Gulliver (Jack) is the mail room manager for the fictional newspaper the New York Tribune, and has a mad crush on the travel editor of the paper, Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet). In an effort to impress her, he volunteers to do an on-location story about the Bermuda Triangle, and he and his boat, the Knot For Sail are sucked into an inverted whirlpool that lands him in the land of Lilliput, where he is a giant and considered a beast. After being held captive, he breaks free, and meets his only Lilliputian friend, Horatio, played by Jason Segel.
These two, by chance, heroically save the King and princess of Lilliput (Billy Connolly and Emily Blunt) from sure death at the hands of their enemies, and Gulliver rises to fame, becoming the tiny peoples newly appointed leader.
Here he lives a lavish life in the lap of Lilliput luxury. As you might guess problems arise, and this good fortune doesnt last long. Gulliver eventually falls from favor with the Lilliputians he loves, and must win them back, while also pursuing his giant sized crush, Darcy.
Some of the most hilarious scenes of the movie include Gulliver sharing the stories of his life through live theater that copies some scenes from popular movies like Star Wars" and Titanic.
This movie was great and would appeal to both kids and adults. It has action tons of comedy and even a song and dance or two. We think itll be a great way to spend an afternoon over your holiday break. Dont miss it!
4 (out of 5 smiles)