There will be two reactions to this movie. Those who like it probably haven’t read the Swift classic, and just want a bit of mindless family fun. These are also people who can put up with Jack Black acting like…well, Jack Black. I’m sure kids will get a kick out of the gags.
Personally, I think Jonathan Swift’s original novel is one of the greatest satires in the English language, and to see it reduced to matinee fare is a bit depressing. More watering down of great literature just to make it accessible to the masses. Ugh. Just had to get that off my chest.