Don't Watch: Official Trailer for Jack Black's Gulliver's Travels
by Alex Billington
June 3, 2010
Fox has just debuted the first trailer on Apple for their holiday comedy Gulliver's Travels starring Jack Black as Gulliver, as well as Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly and so on. As expected, this looks awful, like a completely uninspired and unoriginal take on the Jonathan Swift classic. The whole world of Liliput looks way too modernized and fresh, almost like Night at the Museum (which considering this is Fox, that's probably exactly what they were going for, as those movies have been financially success for them). I don't know about you guys, but I'm already not interested in seeing this. You've been warned!
Watch the first trailer for Jack Black's Gulliver's Travels:
You can watch the Gulliver's Travels trailer in High Definition on Apple
Gulliver's Travels is directed by Rob Letterman, who is making his live-action debut after co-directing both Shark Tale and Monsters vs Aliens for DreamWorks Animation. The screenplay for this was written by Joe Stillman (Shrek, Shrek 2, Planet 51) and Nick Stoller (director/writer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek). This is based on Jonathan Swift's classic story Gulliver's Travels first published in 1726. 20th Century Fox is bringing Gulliver's Travels to theaters in 3D and 2D on December 22nd this holiday.
Actually dosen't look that terrible. The bit at the end was funny. Still not good. but not god awful
movie mike on Jun 3, 2010
My kids will like it.
J. Todd on Jun 3, 2010
Okay I'll admit I kinda chuckled at that last bit in the trailer, but this deffentially looks like your typical Fox christmas, family, comedy so you know it will still make alot of $.
wrongturn687 on Jun 3, 2010
she turned down IM2 for this LOL
nelson on Jun 3, 2010
Looks pretty good.
yep on Jun 3, 2010
there aren't words to describe how BAD that looks.
beavis on Jun 3, 2010
@4 I totally forgot about that. Sucks to be her.
feeheeheeheeny on Jun 3, 2010
i don't think he's funny!
David on Jun 3, 2010
@4 i think she turned down im2 for the adjustment bureau.
movie mike on Jun 3, 2010
Knew this was going to be awful as soon as I saw the poster. Ugh, awful.
MikeL on Jun 3, 2010
doesn't look bad...the trailer is just boring...
eric on Jun 3, 2010
As long as there's less back story and more of the funny giant guy, I'll watch it.
Manda on Jun 3, 2010
Jay on Jun 3, 2010
Looks like a great movie to see if you are really really bored or brought a hot girlfriend and just want to make out during the entire movie. Or you are below the age of 20. Definitely has the Night At The Museum vibe minus the "cool the museum is coming alive" thing.
Brandon on Jun 3, 2010
I think it looks good I mean Jack Black and Jason Segel I'm in! also @4 she didn't wanna drop out of IM2 fox pulled a fast one on her with her contract
tim dahill on Jun 3, 2010
looks entertaining, but nothing more. i'd watch it on tv.
crumb on Jun 3, 2010
You guys are insane. This looks like a train wreck.
FancyMonocle on Jun 3, 2010
The piss poor edited trailer might not do the movie justice. I'll wait until they release a second (hopefully better) trailer of this. I like Jack Black; I'll give this a chance. If not at the movies at least on Netflix. P.S.: The "Don't Watch" part in the headline always makes me wanna beat you to a pulp, Alex.
Suicidal Optimist on Jun 3, 2010
this looks fun i think it will be a good watch.
sickdoghats on Jun 3, 2010
HA HA good till 3D popped up.
Jimmy Love on Jun 3, 2010
Complete and utter garbage, everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves, especially the visual effects supervisor.
shadow on Jun 4, 2010
I was looking forward to this, but now I might've changed my mind. At first I was thinking that they were taking a long time setting up the story. In the trailer, he seemed to be spending a lot of time back in the "real world". Then it turns out that was by far the best part of the trailer. I still say Jason Segel should be playing Gulliver.
Craig on Jun 4, 2010
Spider94 on Jun 4, 2010
Well done Jack...keep making crap movies...
Ambient on Jun 4, 2010
ryderup on Jun 4, 2010
Looks like it will be good for a laugh!
Carlo on Jun 4, 2010
should make for a good laugh, im not going to write it off.
AC on Jun 4, 2010
doesn't look to bad. Almost par with Year One which wasn't great but was a decent filler movie. i do like how the trailer doesn't give away ANY of the story, just shows how he is going to cover a story and gets swept into another world. least going in i don't know whats gunna happen other then that he is going to meet aton of midgets
DoomCanoe on Jun 4, 2010
Doesn't look good at all.
Nada Nuff on Jun 4, 2010
I'd actually watch it, looks properly stupid, but I'd still watch it.
Crapola on Jun 4, 2010
no come onnnnnn it looks cool like a dumb cool
nai_D on Jun 4, 2010
whatever guys~ it looks like it will be funny- even if Jack Black is off sometimes, Segel usually chooses good scripts. We might be pleasantly surprised!
Antioch on Jun 4, 2010
L to the A to the M to the E, whats that spell? Another Jack Black movie!
yeah....anyways on Jun 4, 2010
jjboldt on Jun 4, 2010
Jack Black movie......What more can I expect Gonna Pass
SHANEDAV on Jun 4, 2010
moif on Jun 4, 2010
I'll give it a chance. Gotta be better than Nacho.
Neva Evah on Jun 4, 2010
#37 really nacho is worse than be kind rewind??
m.a.russell on Jun 4, 2010
I'mma watch it.
Erwin on Jun 4, 2010
looks alright,i 'd watch it for the sexy emily blunt.
deadpool 72 on Jun 6, 2010
Why do they bother with crap like this, when so many good scripts never get the green. Hollywood is slowly becoming irrelevant.
Baz on Jun 13, 2010
...not awfull, but little boring
Sakyo on Jun 13, 2010
Chris O'Dowd is a very funny man. Seeing him in this could be intriguing.
Jezza on Jul 20, 2010
ouch. haha! fox is DEPERADO!
Julie on Aug 14, 2010
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Ramona on Sep 5, 2010
Actually this movie copied from indian movie JAJANTARAM MAMANTURAM.
dane on Nov 3, 2010
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