Gulliver's Travels: A Dismal, Dim-Witted Pilaging of a Classic Story
By: Da'Mon Guy
Gulliver’s Travelsis a ridiculously dismal, dim-witted attempt at humor that inspires a high level of repugnant sickness. The film is a mindless catastrophe that becomes more irritating the longer you view it. This catastrophe stars Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda 1 &2), Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau), Jason Segel (Bad Teacher), Amanda Peet (2012), Billy Connelly (X-Files: I Want to Believe), T. J. Miller (She’s Out of my League), and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids).
Gulliver’s Travels is a cataclysmic pillaging of a classic story. The movie is an uninspiring abomination that makes a futile attempt to update the classic story by Jonathan Dean Smith. This lackluster, demoralizing travesty has an extremely limited number of humorous moments as it barely garners any laughs. It's just the latest vehicle for some tiresome, buffoonish antics of Jack Black that have been seen in many of his various films before this one. Gulliver’s Travels is about a man who has big aspirations but never fully realizes his potential. He embarks on a boating trip but is swept off to the land of Liliputh, a mythical land that is inhabited by diminutive people that are 1/18th the size of an average person.