8.6 C
March 7, 2021

Gulliver’s Travels (USA 2010)

Director: Rob Letterman

Cast: Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Emily Blunt, Catherine Tate

Venues: Movieplex Cinema Plaza, The Light Cinema, Hollywood Multiplex, Cinema City Sun Plaza, Cinema City Cotroceni

In this new version of ‘Gullivers Travels’ Gulliver only seems to visit the land of the tiny people called Liliput. Heading to the Bermuda Triangle as a writer to investigate a lead, he comes across a tornado of water coming up out of the ocean. He is then dropped down into the center where he wakes up to find himself being roped down by hundreds of tiny people. One of these tiny people is Horatio, played by the hilarious Jason Segel who becomes friends with Gulliver. Gulliver then promises to protect the city from an attacker that has been terrorizing the town for some time. Gulliver has to muster up the courage to stand up to this foe or Liliput will continue to live in fear including his friend Horatio. The subtle, underlying themes of Jonathan Swift’s classic novel are almost completely lost on this contemporary adaptation. The success of the film rests almost entirely on comic star Jack Black’s shoulders: the actor bulldozes through every scene like a child, who has been gorging on sweets and needs to burn off contained energy before combusting. In comparison to him, the rest of the cast appear so blandly colorless that you can forget about them at all. Overall, this is nothing more but brainless family entertainment, the only thing worth the price of admission being Black himself.

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