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Gulliver's Travels (2010)
Light hearted family fun
After hearing such negative things about this film I thought watching it would help me come to my own conclusion, and yesterday I was in luck as it was showing on Film 4.
Firstly you have Jack Black being, well....Jack Black so expect a lot of references to rock music, general bristling energy and enthusiasm.
Anyway, Gulliver (Black) is in love with one of the girls, Darcy(Peet)who works in newspaper offices of which he is one of the mail room assistants for, in order to try and win her affection he writes a report(which is mostly made up of articles copied and pasted from the internet). To his delight she is initially very pleased with his work, Gulliver then sets off to the Bermuda Triangle on an assignment set by Darcy which turns into a disaster when Gulliver's boat is swallowed by a water type hurricane(strange sure)and he then wakes up in an unfamiliar setting, a town full of little people.
Initially regarded as "beast" by the little people of the town, he eventually wins them over by committing what they consider heroic deeds. Along the way he meets Horatio(Segel:- an actor who's work I'm not familiar with)who he tries to help win over the princess(Blunt)whilst she is the object of the main antagonist,General Edward(O'Dowds)affection who frequently "courts" her to no avail leading him to frustration which will later have an effect on the film itself.
The film also features appearances by other famous comedic actors notably Billy Connolly, Catherine Tate and James Cordon as king, queen and their messenger respectively.
Overall good family fun with the occasional silliness (the song and dance number comes to mind)and Emily Blunts beauty on screen makes the film worth watching.
My rating 6/10