Gulliver's Travels

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"An exciting story of a man caught in a world of little people filled with giant adventures"
  • G
  • 1977
  • 5.4  (617)

Gulliver's Travels is a 1977 adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Swift. The film stars Richard Harris as Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon who goes on a series of fantastical adventures. The story begins with Gulliver setting sail as part of the crew on the Antelope, which is soon wrecked in a storm. Gulliver is washed up on the shore of Lilliput, a land of tiny people who capture him and bring him to their king. After Gulliver befriends the king's daughter, he helps the Lilliputians defend themselves against the neighboring Blefuscudians.

In the second part of the film, Gulliver is set adrift on a small boat and eventually discovers the land of Brobdingnag, where everything is giant-sized. He becomes a servant to the Queen, but soon learns the harsh reality of life in a land of giants.

The third part of the film sees Gulliver arriving on an island where he encounters the Houyhnhnms, a race of highly intelligent and rational horses. He also meets the Yahoos, a savage and brutish humanoid race. Gulliver must grapple with the question of which race is truly superior.

Richard Harris gives a fantastic performance as Gulliver, bringing his character to life with humor and charm. Catherine Schell is also excellent as the Lilliputian princess whom Gulliver befriends. Norman Shelley's voice work as the narrator is also noteworthy, his smooth and soothing tones adding to the whimsical atmosphere of the film.

The special effects used to bring the Lilliputians and giants to life are quite impressive for the time, and the film manages to capture the whimsy and satire of the original novel. The film's depiction of the various lands that Gulliver visits is also visually stunning, with each locale having its own distinct look and feel.

Overall, Gulliver's Travels is a delightful adventure that is sure to enchant viewers of all ages. It's a faithful adaptation of one of literature's most beloved works, and a testament to the enduring appeal of Jonathan Swift's vision.

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