Gulliver's Travels

Factual error: When the people of Lilliput find Gulliver's boat, he picks up his cell phone and says he doesn't have any signal but has 11 messages and proceeds to listen to them. If you have no signal at all, you wouldn't be able to check your voice mail.

Plot hole: How does Horatio (a Lilliputian) get to Glumdaclitch's dollhouse, which is on the second floor of the house? Jack Black is twelve time smaller than the Brobdingnagian, and the Lilliputians are twelve times smaller than him. How did he get up the stairs? Getting to the second story of the dollhouse would be challenging enough.

Revealing mistake: On Gulliver's MacBook when he is plagiarizing , he has the wrong program active at the top (Finder for Macists), when he is typing on the keyboard. He also doesn't have a single word-processing application open, which can be viewed at the bottom.

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New this week Question: Gulliver's attempt at avoiding a fight with the Blefuscian at sea sea fails. He've been surrounded and shot at. He grabs at the ropes coming from each ship's bow and drags them away. Now, why were there ropes coming from each of the ships and how did they end up infront of them so that he could grab onto them?

New this week Answer: Obviously, it's just a deliberate error in a fantasy film that is full of plot-holes and errors. They certainly aren't anchor lines, as the ships are actively involved in a military engagement (surrounding Gulliver). Also, no navy flotilla of sailing ships would have lines hanging loose at the bow or stern, particularly going into a military engagement. Rather, the lines would be coiled and neatly stowed on deck. In this case, the deliberate error permits Gulliver to tow away the Blefuscudian ships in just a matter of moments (even though Blefuscu is over a half-mile away by water).

Charles Austin Miller

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