Gnomeo and Juliet2011
Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)
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Critic Reviews for Gnomeo and Juliet
"Toy Story" goes Shakespearean in this animated retelling of the tale of the star-crossed lovers of Verona.
Gnomeo & Juliet stays too low to the ground to become an animated classic, but if there's a fairer midwinter's tale, wherefore art thou?
Uneven is the course, as the Bard might say, but the ride is plenty of fun.
Sadly, the music is largely wasted on the material, as somehow gnomes racing a lawnmower doesn't organically translate to a song about fighting and getting a little action in.
Seriously, have most small children here even seen a garden gnome? Outside of a website commercial, maybe, or the cover of Grandpa's old "All Things Must Pass" album?
Audience Reviews for Gnomeo and Juliet
I'm not a person who likes Shakespeare's work, which some may find shocking, but I find his work just uninteresting and hard to figure out what the hell is going on, but I found this film Shockingly, and I MEAN SHOCKINGLY good. Sure it isn't the best animated film I've seen, and there are a lot of unfunny and stupid jokes, but the animation is nice, the music is well composed, and the characters are interesting and likable (Except the frog), and the pacing and action is actually pretty decent.
Interesting and cute twist on a classic story, even though it's a bit generic.. I don't mind all the Elton John music! The animators did a good job with the garden plants and plaster texture of all the garden Gnomes. It's odd how solid statues can become so flexible without cracking. The 3D is sort of cool, but not essential. It's a bit odd how none of the neighbours notice anything going on in the alleyway. The movie poster is terrible with the Gnome stuck upside down in the grass. I enjoyed the sweetness of this movie candy, but wouldn't want to eat it too often.
Sweet cartoon tale based (obviously) on William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Blue Gnomeo and red Juliet are figurines on adjacent lawns of neighbors who despise each other. They meet and fall in love despite the fact that the blue and the red garden gnome families are not on friendly terms either. Little known Starz Animation Toronto is responsible for this colorful computer animated comedy. Yes comedy, as liberties have been regrettably taken to lighten up the source play. Additionally, the production lacks the detailed facial expressions that usually highlights these productions. All of the gnomes have sort of the same generic features. Their repetitive countenances lack the distinction needed to engage the viewer. The production does feature an impressive array of British talent that includes James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as the lead characters. There's also a plastic garden frog named Nannette, Juliet's best friend, who is a notably goofy side character. But it's ironic that the funniest voice belongs to American wrestler Hulk Hogan as an announcer that commands internet shoppers to purchase the Terrafirminator lawn mower: "It's a weapon of GRASS destruction!" The story could have used more funny bits like that. Regardless, this was a sleeper hit and it's not too hard to see why. Innocent family offering is just pleasant enough to entertain the whole family.
Gnomeo and Juliet Quotes
|Benny:||A cheat! A cheat! That's what you are!|
|Red Goon Gnomes:||A cheat! A cheat! That's what you are!|
|Nanette:||Ooooo, you look like a fun guy (fungi).|
|Nanette:||Ooh, you look like a fun guy.|
|Gnomeo:||Nice greenhouse eh?|
|Juliet:||Oh yeah! You should see it from here.|
|Gnomeo:||Oh haha and miss this view?|
|Gnomeo:||let's go kick some grass!|
|Gnomeo:||Let's go kick some grass!|