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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About Zechariah Barrett

Greetings! Jambo! Hola ! 你好 ! Bonjour ! Hallo ! Привет ! Buongiorno ! こんにちは ! Thanks for checking out my profile. I'm Zechariah, an author, photographer, graphics designer, language learner, techie... I'll stop there for now. One more thing. I'm also a Christian. Depending on your life experience, that may mean different things to you. I want to assure you, however, that I don't subscribe to all the prevailing views. I don't subscribe to hate. I don't engage in party politics. I both care about a robust economy as well as the environment and social issues. I want to truly live my life by the Spirit of Christ, and that entails loving others and caring for this world. That's how I'm different. I'm not here to cast judgmental glances or make you feel like trash. My heart is to help others, and I hope that shows in all that I do. I also want to have a discussion. Not a debate, not an argument. I want to engage with my readers and viewers regardless of our differences, and then start a conversation. Let's make this world a better place. Together.

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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