I’ve recently watched this 2010 film adaptation of the 18th century novel of the same name by Jonathan Swift, with a twist of a modern day setting and was loosely based on the written version. This comedy fantasy film by directory Rob Letterman starred the ever-hilarious Jack Black as Lemuel Gulliver.
Lemuel Gulliver is a clerk in a mailroom of a New York newspaper and plagiarized his way into a writing assignment by claiming that he knew the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle, where he set off afterwards and discovered the land of Lilliput. There he stands head and shoulders above every other citizen. He was a giant! He then started spinning tales about his adventures, inventions, participations in historic events, and claiming himself to be the president on United States, to match his larger-than-life figure. In the end he puts Lilluputians in grave danger and has to find a way to salvage his reputation and save the land.
Contrary to its main characters size, this movie isn’t really one of my big favorites. Jack Black, as expected is always in his wacky element but his efforts did not fair well to save the entire film. I’m giving it two buckets of popcorns as a rating, with 5 buckets being the highest and suggests you find something else to watch if you’re looking for a bigger adventure. I even thought I should have play playstation 3 instead of watching the said movie. But, I still have to know and see if the kids will have a good time watching it.