Watch: Gulliver’s Travels 2010 123movies, Full Movie Online – Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) has been working in the mail room of a New York daily newspaper for the past ten years. Afraid to put himself out there, he considers himself a loser, as do all of his peers. One day, after having finally had enough, he decides to declare his love to the beautiful Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet), the newspaper’s travel editor and one of Gulliver’s only friends, only to chicken out at the last minute and instead tell her that he’d like to try his hand at writing a column. Darcy accepts and sends him on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle. There, Gulliver becomes shipwrecked and ends up on the island of Liliput, where he is twelve times taller than the tallest man. For the first time, Gulliver has people looking up to him..
Plot: Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
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A good movie… sit back and enjoy.
I generally don’t like to review a movie according to how close it is to the book… but I noticed that many of the negative reviews are comparing it to the book; so to answer those comparisons.
1. “The movie is rude and crude and a disgrace to the classic.” I assume they have either not read the book or read some sanitized abridge children version of the book. Not only does the book contain the crude parts in the movie but the books is more crude and descriptive. The movie didn’t add “potty humor” but took out most toilet humor from the book.
2. “The movie only had Gulliver rather than the many islands in the book.” True. But the book had years between each adventure and would have been a lot to try to put into one movie…. besides the 2nd half of the book sucked (somewhat joking somewhat serious).
Anyway… reviewing the movie. It’s a good movie but not great. They did a good job changing from the 18th century to modern times. If you are looking for a fun Jack Black movie you won’t be disappointed. And this movie inspired a couple of my friends to even read the book.
Enjoyable, but could have been great
Ever since I saw the trailer I wanted to see Gulliver’s Travels. I love Jack Black. I love Amanda Peet. I love the story. Turning Gulliver’s Travels into a 3D movie seemed like an excellent idea at first.
The story begins in New York. Jack Black – Star Wars and Guitar Hero geek – has been working for ten years in the mailroom of a big publishing company. He’s secretly in love with an editor for travel stories (Amanda Peet) and applies for a writing job just to impress her. He gets it eventually by stealing text from an article from the Time Out website. Soon he heads for the Bermudas for his try-out assignment, writing about a man who knows the secret of the Bermuda Triangle. Jack almost dies in a big storm and ends up on a beach surrounded by mini people. Yes, Jack has arrived in Lilliput Land where he will become the hero who saves the land from a nearby evil kingdom. No spoiler there.
Jack Black is the guy you love to love. And as a fan you really hope that Gulliver’s Travels is as good as the trailer promises. Unfortunately, it isn’t. Although Jack must use his dick to stop a catastrophe (like in the original book)and he gets a tiny Lilliputian right in his arse, this actually is a family friendly movie. Too bad, I think, because the story that is presented is too safe to be satisfactory entertaining and is almost without any suspense or surprises. The best part is the opening credits. Here we see famous scenes from Manhattan filmed with a special camera lens so it all resembles a miniature city. It’s an almost poetic beginning that is in firm contrast with the rest of the story, that seems chaotic and rushed.
When Jack arrives in Lilliput Land he does all the things you expect him to do. He starts out as a prisoner. Becomes the hero. Falls out of grace and leaves the Lilliput island, only to return and be the hero one more time by entering a Wild Wild West like confrontation. Some of the fun scenes with the tiny Lilliputians really work. The table-soccer scene for instance, as seen in the trailer. And there’s also a nice scene in a theater that includes some funny spoofs on famous 20th Century Fox movies like Empire Strikes Back and Titanic. In Lilliput Land Jack makes his own Times Square, complete with posters from famous movies and musicals. Real funny.
The problem with Gulliver’s Travels is that all the elements are there. The advantages of being a giant. The love story. The scene with the boats on a string. But why is the story so unimaginatively predictable? Just when things become interesting, a different problem should be solved by our hero. The story goes to the left, then to the right and could therefor use more scenes that prepare you for all the exciting things that are about to happen. Nice example of this is when Jack gets banned from Lilliput island. He’s moved away by boat and arrives in a land not filled with tiny people but with very well, you can do the maths. It all happens so sudden and his escape from this island goes even faster. No suspense here. And then the main love story. That Jack Black really fancies Amanda Peet, that I can understand. I also believe the fact that Amanda Peet thinks Jack Black is a real nice bloke. But that she’s secretly in love with him as well mmm, that wasn’t convincing at all.
True. Gulliver’s Travels wasn’t made to earn Oscars. And in the end it’s a nice family movie for the upcoming holidays. But with a better script, better editing, a less moralistic ending and a more outrageous Jack Black this could have been big. Now it’s just another blockbuster special effects comedy that you will almost have forgotten the moment you leave the cinema.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director Rob Letterman
Writer Joe Stillman, Nicholas Stoller, Jonathan Swift
Actors Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel
Country United States
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound), DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1, 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory EFilm (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,313 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 200T 5217, Vision3 500T 5219), Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format), Uncompressed Digital (4: 4: 4) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3523XD), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)