Just sit right back and you ll watch a tale, the tale of a fateful trip. It started of the Florida coast aboard a tiny ship. The Jack Black version of Gulliver s Travels, available in a Blu-ray DVD Digital Disc combo pack, is quite fun even if you find Jack Black irritating. This movie is a series of short, mostly pretty good gags with a couple of romantic stories, woven in to hang the overall story on. Look for a Scrat cartoon as part of the previews.
Gulliver s Travels works because it does not waste its time. Sixteen minutes in and Gulliver is already in Lilliput. A minute more gets you Jack Black s ass crack and a Liliputian getting caught in there so you know what kind of jokes this PG rated movie is going for. These are fortunately the only such moments until one last reference in the end.
Black plays mailroom nobody Lemuel Gulliver. He has a crush on the travel editor and manages to get an assignment involving the Bermuda Triangle (hey, why make the set up difficult). He goes out alone in a boat, gets caught in a storm, and wakes up in the very Victorian country of Lilliput where everybody purposefully acts as if they were in a high school production.
Gulliver is captured, befriends a prisoner named Horatio (Segel) who has a thing for Princess Mary (Emily Blunt), and makes an enemy out of General Edward. He saves King Theodore (you do not want to know how) and becomes a hero.
Gulliver's Travels then plays around with Star Wars, Titanic, Cyrano de Bergerac, Romeo and Juliet, the artist sometimes known as Prince, and so on.
Look for Billy Connolly and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who) as the king and queen.
Special Features on Gulliver s Travels Blu-ray DVD Combo are: Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes, I Don't Know...with Lemuel Gulliver, Little and Large, Jack Black Thinks Big, Down Time Gulliver's Foosball Challenge, War Song Dance, Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character Jack Black, Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character Jason Segel, Life After Film School Rob Letterman of Gulliver s Travels World Premiere Theatrical Trailer. The DVD features the same features except BD Live.