Fox is out with a new trailer for its big Christmas film, the Jack Black-starrer Gulliver’s Travels which gets released December 22:
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Boy, does that look stupid. I think Jack Black has had his 15 minutes.
Agreed. Jack Black is not Will Ferrell (who could have made this concept funny). His schtick was great in “High Fidelity”, and in some supporting roles. But he cannot carry a movie on his own. “Year One” anybody?
Another winner from FOX – The Cheesecake Factory.
But it’s in 3D! I thought 3D made every better? All bend and grab ‘em at the altar of 3D!
Christ, when is Hollywood going to learn that a 3D turd is still a turd and stop churning out shit like this?
Opening same day as Little Fockers. Say what you will about needing another ‘Fockers’, but don’t think Gulliver has a chance against this giant.
And don’t forget, it’s now opening the same day as “True Grit.” Gee, I wonder what I will be seeing that weekend.
Hmm, my three kids watched the trailer and they love it. (and none of us is at Fox). It looks like a fun movie….
This trailer is embarrassing. Gulliver’s Travels, making TRON look sophisticated by comparison since 2010.
If this is the best parts — can you imagine how lame the rest of the movie is!!??
Trailer has no rhythm…Fox is seriously off their game!! So much for only making “hits” based on brand names!!
Chalk up another one in the “flop” column.
Ishtar Meets the Volcano
What a colossal waste of time, energy and money. What was Fox thinking?!
Well, at least you know what you are getting with Jack Black as he is the same in every movie…and, his novelty wore off long ago.
Not to mention, this has to be the 7,423 time a movie has deployed some variation on the Kiss nostalgia gag/riff.
Tom Rothman should have never fired Alex Young. He fought against making this movie.
This looks like a nice kids movie. Plus, I’ll see anything with Chris O’Dowd in it!
I want my 2 minutes 53 seconds back. And also fees for emotional distress, because if that’s what kind of film execs are greenlighting these days I’ve been wasting my time in this town and should go watch some paint dry.
Sure, it looks silly but that’s the point. The cannon ball part made me snarf my ice coffee. Like it or not, this will definitely make money.
I see. You must work for Fox.
I think it looks hilarious!
Rob Letterman needs to stick to animation. And Jack Black needs to do smarter smaller films. he was brilliant in “school of rock”. he should fire his agent for putting him in this. or is it just about money…?
What happened to Fox marketing? They sold terrible movies with ease for years, and now they can’t sell anything.
so who gets the boot first? Tom or Emma?
Let’s recap –
Knight & Day
it’s pretty bad when Tooth Fairy is the bright spot for the year.
Knight & Day and A-Team were fun films. Regardless of how they did or didn’t perform, I’ll take those over crap like Tooth Fairy any day.
Am I the only one in the world that thought “The A-Team” was great? It was well-made, well-acted and even the writing was very solid. It was a total blast. “Knight and Day” was alright, too. Not as good as “The A-Team” as far as the genre goes, but still pretty solid.
probably the furthest thing from ‘hot’ on the internet
This is one poorly made trailer…it plays like a scratched DVD…stopping and starting and jumping all over the place.
Exactly. I’ve had more entertaining epileptic fits.
Would I be correct in assuming that Fox is banking on making a series of movies around Gulliver’s Travels? The trailer only seemed to show Gulliver in Lilliput (land of the small) but didn’t feature any of his travels to other lands, most notably Brobdingnag, land of the giants.
All Alex Young bombs. Emma did not have anything to do with those films.
In what universe is ‘Predators’ a movie that cost $38mil, yet made $126mil WW – a flop? and we haven’t even added DVD/BD/PPV to that.
Wall Street 2 and The A-Team, while not super box office hits they’ve done respectable business..
Strange how most people on here consider the US the WORLD when it comes to BO.
A-TEAM had a production and marketing budget of 200 million and brought in 177 worldwide.
Did not even break past 100 million overseas.
Any way you try and color it…..it’s still a massive amount of red ink.
This probably did not cost anywhere near that much and will do better but it won’t be because I spent any money to see it.
that trailer sucks. fox marketing fail
omfg this looks horrific
Oh my God, this sucks.
Wow, it seems like bad disney. And that’s really bad.
is this movie supposed to be a satire of itself?
if this tanks, as it surely will, maybe we can seeing less crap like it taking up space at the theater.
Either make another version of Gulliver’s Travels or don’t. Jeez.
Gulliver: “I know you think that I’m a 50-foot tall important person, but really I am a 50-foot tall guy from the mailroom.”
Lilliputians: “Oh My God! How could you lie to us about your job back home 50-foot tall guy!?!” “The difference in your origin – and the lie you told about your origin changes everything 50-foot tall guy!”
Gulliver: “Yes, the fact that I am not President back where I come from stands in the way of my defending you all against attack.”
Lilliputians: “Perhaps you can use the fact that you are 50-feet tall to defend us?”
Gulliver: Naww. I lied about my origins remember. That lie changed everything.
Lilliputians: No, really Gulliver. I think the fact that you are like several tons and 50-feet tall will really help us.
Gulliver: But I lied about being 50-foot tall President: instead I’m a 50-foot tall mailroom guy.
Lilliputians: If this were a romantic comedy, and we as an entire people were dating you, then we might care about the lie, but really, we think the whole gigantic person thing trumps the lie – so you should defend us.
Gulliver: Wow, you are right! Thanks!
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