Friday, 22 April 2011

Gnomeo and Juliet Review

A great adaptation of the Shakespeare play.  This movie is fun from start to finish.  It's got very clever jokes and a really good modified Elton John soundtrack.  Lately, I've felt that the animated kids movie has suffered in the fact that they are having a hard time making them so adults will be entertained as well.  This does not suffer from that.  It's got all the cute little gags that kids will love and plenty of the higher end comedy that adults enjoy too.  I particularly liked all of the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) references to other Shakespeare works.

But what really struck me as excellent about this movie was the amount of detail in the art.  Animation has come a long way and there always has to be a lot of work done in anything now to make people like it.  The amount of detail in these gnomes really raises the bar.  The dirt, scratches and even paint flaws were very meticulous and made them look almost real.

See it.  It's a great way to have fun and lift your spirits if you need that.

1 comment:

  1. it was a cute movie. Our kids made us take them and it turned out quite cute. It was a great way to introduce the kids the Shakespeare