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 stone jail where Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) is imprisoned was modelled after a natural formation of volcanic origin in the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, consisting of over forty thousand interlocking basalt columns of distinctive shape. Quite appropriately, its Irish name "Clochan an Aifir" means "the Giant's Causeway". See more »
When Gulliver is inviting Dan from the mail room out for a drink early in film, Gulliver has his right thumb up, pointing to himself, but in the reverse shot of Dan, he has his left thumb up. See more »
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 »
While some find this picture a waste of time, I think the problem lies in one's inability to open up and think 'What if?'. I found the picture entertaining. It's Jack Black doing what Jack does best - act like Jack Black.
Although the storyline could have taken a different twist and went a little more in depth, it was done well enough to capture an audience for a while.
One bit of overlooked trivia - Amanda Peet's character was named Darcy Silverman. She and Jack Black worked together in the past in a movie called- 'Saving Silverman'.
Regardless, it was not a bad day at the movies.
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