Friday, December 30

Movie Review: Gnomeo & Juliet

Length: 84 mins
Released: February 11, 2011 (USA)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Family
Rating: G

Directed By: Kelly Asbury
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Wal-Mart)

Gnomeo and Juliet is another re-make of the tragic love of Romeo and Juliet. However, its about the gnomes in you garden. Okay, maybe not yours forsay. Like the original tale there are two families, Montague (Reds) and Capulet (Blues), who have been feuding since the creation of the garden. Soon, Gnomeo and Juliet came to meet and they quickly fall in love. Will their love conquer all or will they meet the same tragic fate as the original Romeo and Juliet?!

There is a nice voice cast to this film. James McAvoy (Wanted, Narnia, Band of Brothers) - yummah - is the voice of the lovestruck Gnomeo, Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria, The Wolfman) as the rebellious Juliet, Maggie Smith (Harry Potter, David Cooperfield) as Lady Bluebury, Ozzy Osbourne (Little Nicky) as Fawn, and Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland, Shaun of the Dead) as Benny. There are plenty more, so click thiiiis to check out the rest of the cast.

I watched this with Sarah, Anee, and baby Isaac on my birthday. We all really enjoyed it! Even Isaac watched a full 30 minutes non-stop. I think it was the was a really colorful film! If you have a baby or a young kid, they'll enjoy this film. Trust me.

Anyways, I really adored this movie. It was very cute and I was laughing throughout the movie. Okay, for us older people there are a lot of...well...dirty references that made me crack up laughing. Be warned! haha. Not only did I laugh at the dirty jokes, but I laughed at the nice innocent jokes, so it was well balanced. The makers also did a wonderful job at pulling at your heartstrings. I couldn't help but almost tear up when the Featherstone the Flamingo told his story of a lost love. So sad, so sad. 

I thought it was super clever of the makers to have a statue of William Shakespeare come to life and talk to Gnomeo. Even though I loath Romeo and Juliet, I adored this variation. It was very original and I can't think of anything negative to say...weird, eh? It had a wonderful voice cast, great colors, great animation, fantastic dialogue, great plot, an amazing moral lesson (wars are bad, love is good), and etc. Not only is a great film for the kiddos, but its a great movie to watch with your friends. 

Overall, I simply adored this movie! It was so cute, sad, and hilarious! I still can't think of anything negative to say. That's very odd, because I usually come up with at least a tiny little annoyance. Oh well. Out of five stars, I grant this one 5 stars! Huzzah! Yayy! I would recommend this to anyone who loves a cute little film to warm up their cold winter night. I highly recommend this to those with kids and babies...the colors and etc keep them entertained for at the minimum of 30 minutes. 

Would I re-watch?: 
Eh, if it was on TV. 

Favorite Character(s): Benny (thats me, haha), Juliet (kick-ass version of Juliet, not the delicate flower they usually make her out to be), and Gnomeo (if only I was a gnome...) 
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Tybalt (what a poop-stain) and Nanette (bleh)
Favorite Quote(s): "The story you about to see has been told before. A lot." - Little Red Gnome.
 "A weed by any other name is still a weed." - Featherstone.



Blodeuedd said...

Hihi, I know, so very cute :D Gnomes, oh man, weird

Carole Rae said...

Gnomes...weird...but also oddly cute. =D