Mick LaSalle's review of "Gulliver's Travels" - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle
Dec. 22nd, 2010
05:18 pm - Mick LaSalle's review of "Gulliver's Travels"
Mick LaSalle's review of "Gulliver's Travels":
...gave me a laugh today. In a nutshell: he says it's a not-bad-but-cute holiday film, but don't waste your money on the 3-D version. But what made me laugh is that he obviously hasn't read the original book by Jonathan Swift:
Gulliver is known as "the Beast" and is kept in chains, until a fire rages and he's able to save the day by putting it out. Not with a hose exactly. He has to improvise. ... Are we on the same page here? The sound you're hearing is of Swift trying to claw his way out of the grave, just so he can kill himself.
Hey, Mick: the peeing-on-the-fire scene is IN THE BOOK. Swift WROTE it that way!
Hmm, but he also points out something I wasn't aware of: there's a cartoon before the feature...
...about a squirrel who tries to bury an acorn and ends up changing the face of the Earth. The cartoon is brilliant and cut above even the best of what follows.
According to Wikipedia, it's a new Scrat-from-Ice-Age cartoon.