Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver's Travels (2010 film)

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Gulliver’s Travels is a movie that defies all logic – and has you laughing at its sheer stupidity all the way through. For those unfamiliar with Pop Culture (as the movie is abounding with references to Star Wars, Titanic, ACDC – even Jack Black singing War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!), or with a very serious disposition in watching movies… this is certainly not the film for you. Gulliver’s Travels is a comedy all the way through, avoiding anything serious or emotionally stirring.

The film is about a man named Gulliver who works in the mail room of his business. His position is the lowest of the low, and even when he gains a subordinate, they soon pass him by in position. Regardless of this fact, Gulliver seems quite happy with his life, and even finds time for a crush – the travel editor who goes by Darcy. One thing leads to another and Gulliver finds himself in a jam. He’s told Darcy he can write, but really just plagiarizes professional travel guides to impress her. Darcy falls for it, as only a comedy movie can develop, and assigns Gulliver with a writing job regarding the Bermuda Triangle. Unable to refuse, Gulliver takes the job and heads wholeheartedly out into the cruel waters of the Atlantic – find himself sucked into a dramatically over-sized vortex.

Is this the end for our hero? Hardly, this is a comedy isn’t it? Gulliver wakes up unharmed (though we can’t say the same for his boat) and bound in mini-rope, surrounded by mini-people (the lilliputians).  At first, the people of Lilliput look upon Gulliver as a beast – but when he defends their land from the rival nation of Blefuscu, and rescues their princess, their attitude soon changes – even to the point of constructing a modern beach house to his exact specifications. Yet the good life, especially the good life based upon a lie, can only last so long, and Gulliver is soon defeated by a giant mech (built from the instructions in a magazine he was carrying) and forced to reveal he is not President of his country, there is no Vice President Yoda, nor Millennium Falcon. Even worse, Darcy has come (after a variety of additional plot details are fulfilled) only to be captured as Gulliver had. Will Gulliver ever have a chance of redeeming himself? Or is this simply a Comedy film that is bound to end happy – in some odd, unreal way? Let’s go with that.

Gulliver’s Travels is certainly not an obscene or vulgar film (unlike many modern comedies), there’s a few inappropriate references, but hardly enough to gain it a rating greater than PG.

It’s a, literally, movie of epic proportions. For entertainment and comedic purposes only.


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Posted on 01/18/2011, in All-Things-Reviews, Movie Reviews, Post-A-Day {2011} and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I agree. Not a good movie, but definitely fun.

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