Gulliver’s Travels Trailer Starring Jack Black

The marketing is now officially underway for the upcoming Jack Black comedy Gulliver’s Travels, a potential holiday blockbuster that we had heard very little about up until now. It is a modern adaptation of the classic novel by Jonathan Swift, with Black playing a prospective travel writer who takes an assignment in Bermuda, only to stumble upon the island of Lilliput where everyone is one-twelfth the size of normal humans. Although this is only part of the original story, the trailer seems to focus only on the inhabitants of this island, so it is probably a safe assumption that the other adventures will play out in sequels.

As much as I like Jack Black, I have to say, I’m not sure about this flick. It definitely has the same feel as the Night at the Museum films, although it is directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens, Shark Tale). The one saving grace could be the fact that the script was co-written by Nicholas Stoller (Get Him to the Greek), although Joe Stillman (Shrek, Beavis and Butthead Do America) also has a credit. The supporting cast includes Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly and Chris O’Dowd. Does this look like a winner to you? Gulliver’s Travels hits theatres on December 22nd; the trailer is embedded after the jump.

  • Come on man, it looks pretty fun to me. Not every movie ever made has to be A class material, sometimes I like to watch a movie solely for entertainment.

  • What the hell does that tagline even mean though??? xP

  • BigHungry

    This is like him returning to his original role.

    The only thing I have to say about this is…. “It is what it is”

  • Jason

    >**sometimes I like to watch a movie solely for entertainment.**

    Well, it certainly does not look entertaining…

  • rob

    its jack black so there will be a few laughs
    ill see it, not in the cinema but ill see it

  • I like Jack Black so I’ll see it.
    @Drew I have no clue about that Tagline either, I feel like I’m missing a part of the joke or literary reference.

  • @Jason

    Well that’s called “an opinion.” ;P

  • I’m on Drew’s side, looks fun…hope they go over those effects shots one more time, which they will since its a christmas release

  • TheAllKnowingGod

    People were converse, shorts and hoodies in the 1700s???

  • Niklas

    meh, looks boring

  • Kasper

    Looks like a fun little flick, not anything spectacular, but it looks fun.

  • Dev

    Looks like a nice and funny flick … will definitely watch it.

  • Kamen Liew

    The entire first half of this trailer before the storm hits suggests itself as another one of them by-the-numbers rom-com about a loser trying to get the girl’s attention and getting respect what-not.

    The second half is a fantasy movie. Played for laughs.

    Seems like there’s 2 sides to this movie.

  • My god this looks like some hateful garbage.

  • Steve

    The tagline is a play on words of “Big is the new black” a common saying among fat people who feel their weight is a cause for unfair discrimination against them.

    It amazingly insults black, fat and ‘normal’ people at once. While your race is something that you can’t, and shouldn’t have to change, an attraction towards macdonald’s is a mere lifestyle choice. Only a tiny fraction of obesity is caused by genuine medical problems.

    The sense of ‘hunger’ a fat American feels if he doesn’t have his 12,000 calories of grease and sugar is not the same hunger which millions of people around the world actually have right now. And to compare fat-discrimination to the centuries of violent racism that black people have endured is a massive cop-out.

  • Tamsin

    The only saving grace about this film for me is Chris O’Dowd.