December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

August 20, 2011

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

When it’s over, Jack Black is Jack Black, need I say more?  The film was mildly entertaining with Black adding some light humour to the classic Jonathan Swift book-to-screen adaptation about a man who gets shipwrecked on an island inhabited by little people.  The film’s got a decent love story, plus it’s got some decent character development, plus a pretty rocking soundtrack, plus a transformers-like battle at the end, balancing it out as a decent film suitable for the whole family.  No overly crude behaviour or swearing from Black, except maybe peeing on the king, that was a bit unnecessary.  I thought the special effects could have been better considering the technology the film industry has available.  I thought the integration of past and present cultures colliding added a fresh change from the original classic. 

My rating: 3.5 out of 5

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