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Ted Danson has shown great depth in many of the movies he has made since his Cheers comedy days. He is not to be taken lightly. This is one of those nice deep movies. Yes, I know, you're thinking, 'wait a minute, isn't this a kids story ?' - yes and no. In this case, I would say largely no. I can't recall ever actually reading the book as a child, but I have seen several different film versions, and none of them took the subject matter seriously - as this version does. Short take - Gulliver is lost at sea. When he finally returns home years later, his wife has taken up with a doctor who runs an insane asylum, and Gullivers stories from his struggles to get home get him committed. It's beautifully filmed, well scripted, and expertly cast. Don't miss it.
It is a wonderful story! Ted Danson gives an energetic preformance. I feel pulled into the story and action. Be aware though, this is a VERY LONG movie. I think it was a mini series when it first came out.
This is an incredible movie!!! Based upon the original story line of the animated Gullivers travel, the move expands one the theme in a very unique way!!! The original story line of the "little people" and the Romeo and Julete story, it expands the story to epic proportions equal the the Greek writer Homer's THE ODDESSY.... Where Gulliver not only unites the little peoples but also has many adventures brilliantly interwoven into the story line, comparing so many human values with values of these unique cultures.
As a young child, I watched the original Gulivers travel and thoughoughly enjoyed it. Watching this wonderfully imaginative alteration of the original movie, I was very impressed how the movie was expanded upon to include the many battles we all face as humans, right, wrong, races truth and compassion for others.
I highly recomend this movie for all to watch, it offers so much imagination and concepts of who we are as a society, you will thoughly enjoy it. Truely something for our children to watch so that they may learn of the differences we are as people within this great big world!!!
I love that this DVD is just like you would find at a store but it cost about half as much. It came sealed in plastic And the box and DVD are absolutely perfect not one scratch or smudge.
I'm a teacher and my class has been reading "Gulliver's Travels." Typically, when we read a classic novel, I try to get 1 or 2 movies based on the book.
The kids love it. They are very much enjoying this version of "Gulliver's Travels."
Watching the movies based on a classic piece of literature can make the reading come alive. It also opens the door for discussions on the similarities and differences between the versions we read and/or watch.