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Sizing Up the "Gulliver's Travels" Trailer

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    Just hours after the first official poster began making the rounds, a trailer for "Gulliver's Travels" has arrived. The film stars Jack Black in all his mugging glory as a regular guy who winds up in a land where's he's a giant.

    "Gulliver's Travels" is directed by Rob Letterman ("Monsters vs. Aliens," "Shark tale") making his live-action debut, and features an impressive supporting cast that includes Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Amanda Peet.

    Some thoughts on the clip:

    • The line, "You're never gonna get any bigger than this," that's dropped on Gulliver is beyond grating. Let's hope there aren't too many more like it.
    • Would someone please, please, please start giving Romany Malco bigger, better parts? He's one of the most inherently funny actors working today, why can't someone cast him appropriately?
    • Kudos to Jack Black for rocking a Rucker Park T-shirt, it'll be lost on 99.9999 % of the audience, but still a nice touch.
    • The clip finishes strong with what is probably the funniest Foosball bit in movie history -- if that means anything.

    "Gulliver's Travels"

    [NATL] "Gulliver's Travels"
    Jack Black stars in the latest retelling of Jonathan Swift's classic satire about a regular guy who finds himself in a land inhabited by people about the size of a fingernail clipping. The film comes out Dec. 22.
    (Published Friday, June 4, 2010)

    The film comes out Dec. 22.