Gnomeo and Juliet
Released - 11/02/2011
Certificate - U
Director - Kelly Asbury
Cast- James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Jason Statham
Running time - 84 mins.
This adaptation follows the main storyline of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the movie adds twists that are not in the original book to appeal and be more suitable to a family audience. “And payback is going to be fun” gnomeo does not know what he is getting himself in for. The movie exceeded my expectations because I didn’t think that the film was going to be as funny as the trailers were making out because of the book that it was adapted from. The comedy aspect of the movie did very well to keep the audience’s attention and amuse people of all ages.
The reds and blues hate each other and this is obvious straight away in the movie. We then met the main characters, their personalities and actions defined how they would be throughout the film. Gnomeo and Juliet soon meet and start rebelling against their parents’ wishes the suspense and comedy build up throughout the film and an explosive ending leaves the movie with an unexpected outcome. The movie had songs from Elton John and changed the lyrics to suit the movies storyline the lyrics are also funny such as “I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well, a few of the verses, well, they’ve got me quite cross
But the sun’s been quite kind while I wrote this song
It’s for people like you that keep it turned on”. Also Gnomeo’s mom says “may he rest in pieces” after one of the characters is smashed which also adds to the comedy value.
The movie doesn’t follow everything from the book even the names are changed a little but the overall outcome of the film was surprisingly entertaining (3 stars out of 5)