After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Las Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) has been working in the mail room of a New York daily newspaper for the past ten years. Afraid to put himself out there, he considers himself a loser, as do all of his peers. One day, after having finally had enough, he decides to declare his love to the beautiful Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet), the newspaper's travel editor and one of Gulliver's only friends, only to chicken out at the last minute and instead tell her that he'd like to try his hand at writing a column. Darcy accepts and sends him on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle. There, Gulliver becomes shipwrecked and ends up on the island of Liliput, where he is twelve times taller than the tallest man. For the first time, Gulliver has people looking up to him.Written by
The end credits are presented as part of newspaper clips from Gulliver's column. Surrounding the credits is actual text from the original novel by Jonathan Swift, and mentions some adventures from the book that are not featured in the movie, such as the encounters with the subhuman "yahoos". See more »
Jack Black plays up the slacker loser a little too much. He's so pathetic and apathetic at the beginning that it's hard to root for him. Then all the actors are hamming it up. The actors are so broad that I'm laughing at the actors more than laughing with the actors. They are all doing this BIG acting that it just felt too fake. Some physical gags do get a smile. But they are far in between. For a comedy, the only important calculation is how many laughs there are. For this, there just isn't that many. Also Jack Black didn't need to lie so much. The fact that he lied so much made him just so much more unlikeable. It was a bad comedy but not necessarily as bad as the critics says.
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