GNOMEO AND JULIET (Theatrical Release USA 2011)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Gnomeo and Juliet has beautiful coloration and strong, memorable characterizations. Its storyline needs some script rewriting for coherence. The introductory romance scene between Gnomeo and Juliet suffers from a few seconds of poor musical timing as the music for the romance is introduced before the romantic connection between the principal characters is truly made. Many scenes seem a bit disjointed so that small ‘whys’ pop up as the film progresses. One wonders at the end of the movie, is it really a hybrid of the famous, original Shakespeare story Romeo and Juliet or is there something else meant to be portrayed here.

Storyline

Two Gnomes from different clans fall in love and endeavor to promote peace in the neighborhood.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Kelly Asbury for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Elton John for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy), Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt), Nanette (voice of Ashley Jensen), Lord Redbrick (voice of Michael Caine), Benny (voice of Matt Lucas), Featherstone (voice f Jim Cummings), Lady Bluebury (voice of Maggie Smith), Tybalt (voice of Jason Statham), Fawn (voice of Ozzy Osbourne), and Paris (voice of Stephen Merchant).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If one is a fan of garden gnomes, this movie may work.


Ben Meyers

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