Sunday, April 24, 2011

Gulliver's Travels



Starring: Jack Black, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet, Emily Blunt, Billy Connolly, Catherine Tate, Chris O'Dowd
Genre: Comedy

Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) lies to impress his work crush, Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet), so she sends him to the Bermuda Triangle to write a travel story. There's a big storm, magic happens, and he's instead transported to Lilliput, land of the little people! This Jack Black comedy was quite enjoyable, with enough laughs to keep me entertained. Also, I got to see his arse-crack, so that was a plus. Look out for Black reciting Prince song lyrics while helping Horatio (Jason Segel) woo Princess Mary (Emily Blunt). "Think I better DANCE now"!

Catherine Tate is unfortunately wasted in a tiny role as Queen Isabelle. This woman is a real talent and hilarious in The Catherine Tate Show and Doctor Who. Billy Connolly also has quite a small role as her husband, King Benjamin, the ruler of Lilliput.

Chris O'Dowd (Roy from TV series The IT Crowd) is deliciously over-the-top as General Edward. I LOVED his performance. Probably because I'm a huge The IT Crowd fan, and this is the first time I've seen him an another role.

I can't believe Jack Black's performance in Gulliver's Travels earned him a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actor (which he lost to Ashton Kutcher's performances in Killers and Valentine's Day). {I just read this from Wikipedia}. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, JACK BLACK!!


3 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this movie yet, but I remember reading a condensed Gulliver's Travels book as a child. I wonder how much is similar between the two...

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  2. He probably travelled a lot in the book, going by the name; in this movie it's pretty much set in Lilliput, so not much travelling. I haven't read the book, though!

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  3. My kid's & I watched this last night and thought it was good, pretty funny.

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