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Gulliver's Travels Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet

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This film is a modern adaptation of the famous novel by Jonathan Swift. Jack Black is the character of Lemuel Gulliver who has a crappy job working in the mail room of a publishing company. He aspires to become a writer because he likes a woman named Darcy (played by Amanda Peet) who is a travel editor. He goes to the area that includes the Bermuda Triangle, becomes lost at sea, and then wakes up on Liliput island. He is tied down and a prisoner of the Liliputian General Edward (played by Chris Dowd). After General Edward shows him off to all the people, he is kept in jail cell where he meets Horatio (played by Jason Segel) who was thrown in jail for being in love with the Princess of Liliput when sheis way out of his league.

Liliput is attacked by the Blefuscians. They set the palace ablaze. Horatio helps Gulliver get loose and begs him to save the palace. Gulliver pees on the fire to put it out, covering the General with urine. Gulliver becomes the hero. He helps his friend get in good with the Princess and the King makes Gulliver the General. This make the ex-General Edward furious, so Edward plots his revenge. Edward joins the enemy Blefuscians, then builds a giant robot and uses it to fight Gulliver with it. Gulliver is defeated and banished to another island that is inhabited by giants.

The Blefusicans take over control of Liliput, while Gulliver becomes a play toy of a giant young girl on the island "that no one speaks about." Meanwhile, Darcy has come from New York, looking for him, got lost in the Bermuda Triangle as well and also ends up on Liliput. Gulliver escapes the giant island, returns to Liliput, finds Darcy there which makes him so happy, defeats General Edward, and saves the day for all the Liliputians winning Darcy's admiration and love in the process.
Best part of story, including ending: This movie adaptation is a nice modern remake of the classic story. It has less political satire than the original story and more physical comedy.

Best scene in story: I like the scene when Gulliver becomes the baby doll for the giant girl and she puts him in her play doll house making him kiss other boy dolls. It is very funny.

Opinion about the main character: Gulliver learns a lot from his travels, but mostly he learns how to win the love of Darcy, which is what he really wants.

The review of this Movie prepared by Willi Vision a Level 31 Creepy Stalker Barn Owl scholar





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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Explore/1st contact    -   Yes Explore plotlet:    -   exploring CUTESY fantasy world

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   fort/castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   upbeat Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vauge references only    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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