That’s right folks — “Gno’” more waiting to see Disney’s newest movie, Gnomeo and Juliet in 3D. It’s finally here. Touchstone’s newest picture, Gnomeo and Juliet brings a comical, off-the-wall makeover of Shakespeare’s original Romeo and Juliet filled with feuds, revenge, love and death (it’s very subtle – trust me) in a comical and G-Rated way. The theme of the movie is that love can overcome hate, no matter where you’re from.
The movie is set on Verona Drive — kind of like Verona, the city where Romeo and Juliet lived in the story. In the movie, the garden Gnomes take over when the feuding “human” neighbors Mr. Capulet and Miss. Montague are out of sight. The reason for their feuding — because it’s a matter of who’s better – the red garden gnomes or the blue garden gnomes. Being that they hate each other so much, they try to keep away from one another but sometimes that doesn’t always work out.
To decide which side is better, the Gnomes start a lawn mower race in an alley between the two homes but when things go wrong, that’s when the adventure begins.
Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt) meet by accident after the race not knowing who the other was because of some “special” circumstances. But when they finally noticed who they were, it was too late. They were already head over heels in love and wanted to build a garden that represents their love for each other.
I won’t say anymore because I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you since I had the privilege of seeing Gnomeo and Juliet twice with 19 other bloggers (thanks to Disney). To be honest, I can not wait to see it again, but this time, through my five year old’s eyes.
I will say that even though I loved Gnomeo and Juliet’s character, my favorite character was the romance-obsessed frog, Nanette (voice of Ashley Jensen). She adores love and the true meaning of it. She also comes out with some “adult” humor that only adults would get so that made it funnier. You’ll get to see it in the movie.
Gnomeo and Juliet is definitely a star-studded movie for sure. With voices by Ozzy Osborne (Fawn), Michael Caine (Lord Redbrick – Juliet’s Dad), Hulk Hogan (Terrafirminator V.O.), Patrick Stewart (Bill Shakespeare) and lots more really made this movie perfect for everyone of all ages.
Sir Elton John is definitely the star in the movie because his music is heard throughout the movie. His music really gets everyone moving and grooving to the beat and pulls the whole movie together. I’m telling you, it’s a MUST-SEE!
So what are you waiting for? Go see it TODAY!
Gnomeo and Juliet premieres in theaters everywhere today – February 11, 2011.
On Twitter? Send a tweet directly to the director of Gnomeo and Juliet – Kelly Asbury @KellyAsbury letting him know your thoughts. I’m sure he would love the Twitter Love.