I did it.  I watched Gulliver’s Travels.  It was actually a little better than I expected it to be.  However, that might not be saying much, since I expected it to be rather abysmal.

I never enjoyed the book, so I’ve had trouble with the movie versions that I’ve seen.  This version is, of course, quite different.  Not only is it a modernization, Gulliver is played by Jack Black.  The thing about Jack Black–he can be funny, or he can try too hard and not be funny.  I think he manages to do both in this movie.

Gulliver’s Travels is rather predictable for the type of movie it is, but it’s not as bad as it could have been.  I’m sure some of the viewers assumed that the book never had Gulliver dousing a fire with urine.  Well, think again.  In fact, the book was very crass in some spots.  Of course, this movie is crass in other places, so I guess it about evens out, wot?