A classic tale put in a modern perspective. It loses its original flavor in the process. The comedy portrayed does not move any of the funny muscles in one's body. Its the same run of the mill kind of comedy caper. Jack Black does not bring anything new to the table. Its the same old style of acting that he usually does.
I guess everyone is acquainted by Gulliver's stories. The sub plot woven around this fable is that Gulliver is a loser of a man who cant even express his love to this girl he really likes who also happens to be his boss. So when she gives him an assignment to go to the bermuda triangle he is not able to turn it down. Gulliver gets lost in the bermuda triangle and lands up in Liliput. The rest of the story is on every child's lip. Gulliver saves Liliput from invading armies, helps one of the liliput people woo the princess and in general win people's hearts.
Jack Black does almost all the same things that he has done in the past, whether be it in Kungfu Panda or Nacho Libre. Jason Segel as the Liliputian who tries to woo the princess is the best of the lot. Emily Blunt as the princess was ok.
Writers Joe Stillman and Nicholas Stoller do not modify the script to bring anything new to the table. Their input to the movie was nowhere inspiring enough to go and watch this movie. I remember the indian movie Jajantaram Mamantaram being more fun. Director Rob Letterman does a decent job with the funds and story at hand. The 3d factor does make this movie a little watchable, but with 9/10 movies releasing in 3d this year it does take away that much novelty as well.
Overall, a very shippable movie.
Reasons to watch this movie: 1) Jack Black 2) The classic story of Gulliver come to life in 3d
Reasons not to watch: 1) Nothing new in the script. 2) Mediocre acting. 3) Comedy which does not emit many laughs. 4) Better to catch it on DVD instead. 5) Not a good way to spend your 31st.