Jun 1, 2011

Movie Reviews: Gnomeo and Juliet

Because this movie is already out on video, I'm just going to give you the lowdown: Red Box it if you must.

The story has been done to death. Putting it in the context of Garden Gnomes did not, in any way, take away the stench of overdone-ness. It also wasn't worth the extra money for 3D.
The only positive thing I have to say about this movie is, at least the 3D didn't make me sick.

The war between the owners of the two gardens was by far the most entertaining part of the entire thing. Catching the Shakespeare references also helped pass the time.

My friend and I took two ten-year-olds, two four-year-olds, a two year-old and a one-year-old to this movie.

The older kids sat through it, but didn't have much to say on the way home. My four-year-old liked it, because the pictures moved and talked! (He's easily entertained. Also, he likes Dora and Diego so maybe his tastes aren't the most discerning.) The other four-year-old was all over the place, but that's just kinda her general reaction to the world at large.
The two-year-old sat through it fine, and the baby had the most honest opinion: she kept trying to get up and leave.


Christina MC said...

and here I thought E was doing fairly well - B prob would have lasted the last 20 min had I brought more acceptable food - the glasses kept falling off my face, very annoying

sheleavitt06 said...

I disagree. I saw the movie and it was hilarious. Keep in mind that I am a professed hater of Romeo & Juliet. It is the one of the worst plays I have ever seen. That being said I like this film and want to see it again.

Becky said...

E was awesome. Did you see the people a row ahead of us laughing at pretty much everything she said? It was awesome. :)I didn't have that problem with the glasses, but I was wearing them over my standard lenses.
Sherry, I pretty much have opposite tastes in movies from you. If you liked it, there's a 90% chance I'll totally hate it.

melissa said...

Okay, I know this is quite a bit after the fact, but I finally just saw this movie. Janie earned the opportunity to choose a redbox movie and, after watching several trailers, chose this one. And I think it's hilarious and adorable. Also, my kids are watching it this morning for the third time since we picked it up yesterday afternoon. They all love it. So, I guess Sherry isn't the only non-fan of Romeo& Juliette who likes this gnome version. :)