Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just like a Gnomeo and Juliet...

Gnomeo and Juliet
This is a predictable yet enjoyable children's flick. The premise is cliched and formulaic, but is rendered in a cute manner that makes it palatable. The 3-D effects aren't necessary for enjoyment of this movie. Indeed, my 4 year old son doesn't like them at all. He's afraid that things will "hit his eyes" and watches with the glasses off. There is a lawnmower segment that I found particularly fun, and it helped lift the film up a notch or two. The script has the prerequisite Toy Story or Shrek dynamic, with "Easter Egg" type jokes for the adults. It's all well and good, and it all works. A fine way to spend a cold wintry afternoon with a bag of popcorn and the kids.

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