Monday, February 21, 2011

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

What does one do when the kids are off from school, and it's a birthday to boot.  Well one heads to the cinema for some laughs.  So the family headed out to see Disney's latest "Gnomeo & Juliet", and we were not disappointed.

The film is a send up on "Romeo & Juliet", only with garden gnomes.  Hey I was skeptical at first, but it was the only film out there that was decent for the kids to watch, and you know what it was kind of cute.  There I said it. It wasn't offensive, and it didn't totally stink.  In fact Sir Elton John is one of the people who is responsible for this making it to the screen, and his songs are all over this film.  Sir Elton's creative hands are all over this film, and he does a good job at keeping us entertained.  Their are voices by Michael Caine, Maggie Smith ,Jason Statham, Patrick Stewart, and even Ozzy Osbourne.  With talent like this it can't be all that bad, and it isn't.    The film runs a brisk 84 minutes and in the film there are some funny bits, and it even has some moral lesson that we are all the same no matter what color we are.  In this case it's blue and red, but you get the message.  

The film is to entertain a younger audience.  It has some jokes that adults would find funny and it does it tactfully.   Seeing it with a bunch of kids is half the fun, so I would recommend bringing the nieces and nephews.  I know I enjoyed hearing my own kids laugh at the action and if a movie can do that it's worth seeing just to hear that.

This film is being released in 3D and 2D, and we saw the 2D version, and we're fine with that.  I can't say that the 3D would have enhanced this film at all, but that seems to be a personal choice.  If you like 3D and can't get enough I'd say see it, but if you want to save a few bucks you won't miss it with this film. 

All in all I enjoyed the flick, and it was great being a kid again and giggling with the family.

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