Gnomeo and Juliet: Blu Ray Review
Gnomeo and Juliet
Released by Sony Home Ent
Juliet - told in a gnomes' setting - with music (essentially his greatest hits)
by Elton John.
I can tell you've already decided to
divert your attention away but wait, come back.
in the back gardens of two rival neighbours, the gnomes have been at war with
each other since forever. On the one side, the blue-hatted gnomes and on the
other, the reds.
But when Gnomeo (James McAvoy)
bumps into Juliet (Emily Blunt), the pair fall in love and decide to carry on
regardless of the ramifications of their relationship.
However, as the feud between the two sides intensifies, the duo finds
Gnomeo and Juliet is a
colourfully garish diversion.
It's also a little
bit smart too - with the opening packing in a few adult jokes or nods only
Shakespeare fans may get, there are signs the humour is aimed at all the family.
Visual gags like a banana on a laptop, as opposed to an apple, are prevalent -
and they're used as much as a few lines of Shakespeare here and there to provide
homage to the source material.
With a flighty,
zesty script and an infinitely top-notch vocal cast (Ashley Jensen as Juliet's
frog is an insane stand-out), the film crackles along apace and with an eye on
Extras: Deleted scenes, music videos
and some additional stuff - good family entertainment