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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Gulliver's Travels 3D

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A slacker named Gulliver (Jack Black) gets transported through the Bermuda Triangle to the Land of Lilliputia, where he is a giant compared to the size of the inhabitants. There, he reinvents himself by lying about his importance back home in Manhattan, and pretending that the plots of famous movies are actually true stories about his life. Through this experience, Gulliver gets to find out what it feels like to not be such an aimless loser.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Chris O'Dowd, T.J. Miller, Catherine Tate, James Corden, Emmanuel Quatra

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. I know most people will hate this movie, but the three 6-year-old girls I met in the elevator loved it, and I'm pretty sure that's who it was made for... Boy are they gonna have a rude awakening when they watch it again in 20 years to see if it holds up to their childhood memories!

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Yes... If you're six. Possibly not if you're one of their parents and you don't like it when your six-year-old is forced to watch an extended scenes of a grown man/giant pulling down his pants and peeing on everything.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: I felt kinda sad for Jack Black as I was watching it. He's a fellow Bruin TFT'er, so I want to see him succeed, and this movie isn't gonna play any part in that.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: If the piece of trivia I read online is correct, Emily Blunt backed out of Iron Man 2 to do this movie. I'm pretty sure that qualifies her for the Best Casting Fail Award.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: It's deliberately over-the-top stylized... Just like a six-year-old wants it.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: The visuals, almost exclusively models and special effects are beautiful and make you wish you could be there, in Lilliputia, but there's no need to see any of it in 3D. The only reason I did was that it would've cost me more in time and gas money to drive to the closest movie theater that was playing it in 2D. Trust me, I did the research and the math.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: I haven't seen any of the 3 theatrical, 2 straight to video, or 3 made for TV movies and series that this is a remake of, so I have no grounds to compare... But logic dictates that if the first few versions of this story are anything like the one I just saw, it never would have gotten remade 8 times.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?

A: Gulliver's Travels Trailer

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