Jack Black Fights A Giant Robot In The New Gulliver's Travels Trailer

By Josh Tyler 2010-11-02 16:35:57discussion comments
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Hereís the thing about this new trailer for Gulliverís Travels: Yes, itís awful, but Iím not entirely sure itís the movieís fault. The big problem with the trailer isnít really so much whatís happening on screen as the almost willfully awful music blaring behind it. Even worse than the music used is the voiceover, which seems as though it was written and performed to remind people of every bad babysitting movie The Rock has done lately. I mean granted, the movie looks like a bunch of bad CGI slapped on the screen, but itís not entirely horrible if you plug your ears and ignore most of the sound and if you can overlook the generally awful away in which its cut and that annoying, obligatory seen at the end where Jack Black does his increasingly less charming rock singer thing.

Ok maybe thereís no hope here after all. Iíve talked myself out of it. Jack Black actually fights a transforming robot in this trailer. Thereís no way that can be good.

Still at least this new Gulliverís Travels trailer gives us a better feel for the story and sort of makes sense, unlike the other one. Watch:

The most frustrating thing about this to me is that it really seems like there is a good movie to be made out of Jonathan Swiftís Gulliverís Travels story. They should have approached it like Will Ferrellís Elf but instead they seem to have used Meet Dave as a template. Maybe this is the sort of thing Robert Zemeckisís creepy motion capture should tackle, instead of live action Jack Black.
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