'Gulliver's Travels' trailer: Jack Black is a giant among men
"Gulliver's Travels" has been adapted for movies or television at least a half-dozen times over the years, and it's headed to the big screen again in December with a contemporary twist.
Jack Black stars in the new version of Jonathan Swift's 18th-century satire as a guy whose travel writing assignment goes horribly wrong and lands him in the land of Lilliput, whose tiny residents first capture and then come to revere him. It also stars Emily Blunt, Jason Segel and Amanda Peet.
Based on what we see in the (rather fun) trailer above, the movie sticks reasonably close to Swift's centuries-old tale (although it omits the other parts of the book; Lilliput was only the first of Lemuel Gulliver's adventures) while unquestionably being the first adaptation to include "Star Wars" and iPhone references.
It adds up to what looks like a fairly kid-friendly take on the story, light on the social satire but heavy on Black's goofball persona. It opens Dec. 22.
How's the trailer look to you?
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