Gnomeo & Juliet [Blu-ray]
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For those who are disappointed that it did not hold true to Romeo and Juliet dieing...seriously...do we really need little kids to attach to a character who then in the ends commits suicide and "the love of her life" kills himself. Can't we leave the harshness out of a children's movie and let them laugh and be children.
I almost threw it away and hope she would forget about ordering......however right when I walked in the door, "did my movie come!?!?!"
As you could guess an hour later I was watching it and to mu surprise this was not a bad little movie. not a great Disney classic but I have seen much worse as of late, very cute movie and would be great for any family or for any couple that like a little goofy in there romance.
I would actually watch this movie again and recommend for others to as well.
I have to say that this movie is mainly for young children. It is full of color, which will appeal to most kids, and there are adorable garden gnomes running around. My husband fell asleep within fifteen minutes (to be fair, he had had a long day at work), but my daughter's attention was riveted to the screen from the beginning till the end. Me? I enjoyed the music (thanks to Elton John who obligingly helped with the soundtrack featuring his classic hits - his partner David Furnish was a producer on this film). I also sort of enjoyed the silly premise - instead of the doomed star-crossed Romeo and Juliet, we have warring garden gnomes, the Reds and the Blues, and two impish and totally cute gnomes, Juliet (a Red, voiced by Emily Blunt) and Gnomeo (a Blue, voiced by James McAvoy) who flirt and later fall for each other despite their differences.
The casting is a sort of coup really given the famous names featured here - there's Jim Cummings, Patrick Stewart, Dolly Parton, Ozzy Osbourne, and many more! The movie is a kaleidoscope of color and at times this can get a tad overwhelming but the children appeared to love it, so my verdict - awesome entertainment for the kiddie set!
5 minutes into this movie I was saying to myself, "this is going to be a LONG 90 minutes and I hope it goes by quickly".
About 15 minutes into the movie, everything started to come together and I found myself very interested.
Then, what felt like the blink of an eye, the movie was over and I found myself yearning for more.
I loved it and I'm typically a critical person. I'm going to purchase it once it comes out.
If you have any expectations of this movie you're going to be disappointed. It's a "G" rated movie with a very simple story line. Considering and stating that, I think all age groups could appreciate this movie.
I found it to be cute and adorable and a tear-jerker at some points.
If you liked Curious George, I think you would like this?
Lawn gnomes and gardening are popular in the U.S. to be sure, but their is a significant passion and pride in gardens that is decidedly English. That doesn't mean Americans won't "get it;" and as a matter of fact, the film was a surprise box office hit domestically. Just pointing out that the tone, comedy and the cast is predominately English, which suits Anglophiles like me just fine.
It's a very funny film, not so much an animated film in the Disney Cinderella sense than in the Disney Jungle Book sense -- a collection of funny set pieces arranged around a simple storyline with some tender moments here and there. The film was released under the Touchstone banner rather than Disney, perhaps because it doesn't follow the Disney mold in general and contains a few naughty bits, like the one gnome who runs around in a Borat-like swimsuit.
Overall, it's a charming, witty romp, beautifully designed and executed (though I kind of liked the second alternate ending better than the one that was used).
The voice cast is excellent, but the stars are really the Elton John/Bernie Taupin hits that complement the story, including two superb new songs (John himself appears in a bonus feature). The songs don't seem clumsily shoehorned into the story as an excuse to use them; they fit remarkably well.
Sir Elton was reportedly miffed that the film was not given what he perceived as sufficient support, yet it did quite well anyway.Read more ›
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As an adult, this movie is okay, but I don't want my son watching it. The characters, (I know they are feuding), but saying awful things like, "I am going to bury you under... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Righty-o
I have to start by saying this is not fault of the vendor. When you purchase a blue-ray or DVD and it says digital copy in this day you expect an online copy not a CD that you can... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
great film! bought it for our gnome obsessed son. he was not disappointed.Published 12 days ago by MamaM
My kids and I love this movie!! Great price great flick.Published 24 days ago by Katie Marie Anderson
The movie is cute but certainly has some parts young kids won't understand. My tween grandkids loved it though and we own a copy.Published 29 days ago by Mary Sue Spears
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