Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gnomeo, Oh Gnomeo

Gnomeo & Juliet
We actually saw this movie at the boy's suggestion. I would have chosen the Adam Sandler movie, but he thought this had the potential to be really funny.

And it was cute. It was the same basic story you'd expect, the blues who live in Miss Montague's yard, and the reds who live in Mr. Capulet's yard. And not only the the gnomes hate each other but so do Miss Montague and Mr. Capulet. Clever, right? Ehh...

They have lawn mower races, Juliet's nurse is the frog, and just like you'd expect in a movie about lawn ornaments there's even a pink flamingo. There's a few jokes thrown in for the adults, even a Brokeback Mountain reference crazy enough. But still...

It was cute. And if I were a parent I'd pick this over the Justin Beiber movie. But there's been a lot better cartoons released in the past year (How to Train Your Dragon and Despicable Me as some examples), and I don't think this lived up to them. If you're taking a kid to see this you probably will enjoy yourself, but other than that I think this might be a movie you'd want to skip.

1 comment:

  1. this movie looks really cute! I can't wait to see it!