Gnomeo, Gnomeo. Where for art thou Gnomeo?
Stars: voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, many more
Theaters: (in 3-D) AMC Southroads 20, Cinemark Tulsa, Cinemark Broken Arrow, RiverWalk, Owasso (in 2-D) Starworld 20, Eton Square, Sand Springs
Running time: 1 hour, 24 minutes
Buena Vista’s animated feature clay character’s didn’t crack at the weekend’s Box Office after going against Adam Sandler’s Just Go With It and Justin Beiber’s Never Say Never.
It’s one of the great tales that Shakespeare is Gnome for, featuring voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt. It bagged in $25.5 million to finish up up third according to boxofficemojo.com. Which is respectable to say the least.
Elton john features in many if not all the songs in the animated movies soundtrack. Collaborating with the likes of Nelly Furtado on Crocodile Rock and Elton brings in the new single Hello Hello in which he co-wrote with Meat Suit wearing Lady Gaga.
To imagine the likes of Shakespeare in an animated comedy feature would be hard. I’m sure half the students who study the lines barely have half a clue what is meant half the time but as a whole- It does have lines that are memorable but they are quick witted liners for all to enjoy.
It’s Shakespeare – Sugar- Coated – Animated – Crips and Bloods – Story.
One one side you have Red Side where our feminine protagonist Julliet has the father who is over protected but she wants to have her freedom to do what they want. This side hates the Blue side who has the Romeo, excuse Gnomeo of the movie who falls Julliet. They hate each other, conflict creates story- Wala. Shakespeare was a genius. I wonder if he wrote other stories? (Sarcasm)
Director Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) made sure that the ratio of comedy to tradegy could be enjoyed by all ages.
The movie is a charming blend of comedy and tradegy. The characters are much like Pixar’s Toy Story springing to life when humans are out of site. It’s just a shame it doesn’t have the Pixar touch.
Check out an animated movie review from The Spill has to think of the movie.
Now you have read and watch the reviews what’s your take on it. To be honest the movie was probaly only created because someone thought of the punny title and assumed that meant it needed to be a movie. Wouldn’t be such a shock if they came out with Hamlet- a animated feature on pig’s running wild.
What do you think of the movie?
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