Gulliver’s Travels is yet another remake of the classic tale of a man who ends up on an island, and he’s HUGE! Been there. It’s called everyday of my life.
What sets this latest version new Gulliver’s Travels apart from the rest? Jack Black is gonna be the big guy. Hilarity will no doubt ensue! Director Rob Letterman, the less funny brother of Dave, will be directing, and his previous credits include Shark Tale and Monster’s Vs. Aliens. Perfect, a bland concept comedy starring Jack Black, with a first time live action director at the helm. Can. Not. Wait. It’s like Christmas come early. Oh, it comes out on December 22. So only kinda early. And I apparently was naughty (hehe) this year and I’m getting a piece of coal.
Not just one scoop, but rather two scoops. Of raisins. In every box. And I hate raisins. Like eating a dead fly. Or a live fly, probably. Fox has given the film the release date right before Christmas, which bodes well for the film, since that is the prime time for the winter to release a film.
Who’s It For?
PG-13 and you unfunny dorks who keep supporting Jack Black.
Movie Release Date
December 22, 2010.
Who’s In It?
Emily Blunt … Princess of Lilliputia
Jason Segel … Horatio
Jack Black … Lemuel Gulliver
T.J. Miller … Dan
Amanda Peet … Darcy
Billy Connolly … King of Lilliputia
Romany Malco … Young Hank
Star Emily Blunt had to pull out of Iron Man 2 because of a previous engagement to Gulliver’s Travels. I prefer Scarlett Johannson as Black Widow, but Blunt would have been hot too.
What’s Good About It?
Sometime Jack Black can be funny. Although it does look like he’s phoning it in. Emily Blunt is hot. That’ll help. Probably the best part of the film is Jason Segel, who I still like for Forgetting Sarah Marshal.
What’s Bad About It?
Watch the trailer. I’m bored with Jack Black playing this role. I get it. Kids love him. Blah, blah, blah. Do another Tropic Thunder.
Our Clever Prediction
I’m going with mid level success across the board. The critics will say it is fine. It’ll make decent money. A month later, nobody will remember it outside of giant fetishists.
So I’ll be seeing it twice.