jeudi 18 avril 2013

Gnomeo and Juliet — Good fun for kids, but adults won't watch it more than once — 5*/10

Gnomeo and Juliet is a good animation movie for kids. Great colors, lots of things happening, silly stuff, and very expressive.

The garden gnome idea is excellent, with all the different gnomes and backyard fixtures, and how each courtyard has its own setup. It's a nice world with good dynamics.

The things that makes this film less attractive to adults is the blandness of the story and the dialogs. All too easy. More over, the Rome and Juliet parallel is badly chosen. There's been so many revision of that piece that it takes a good one to stand out, and this one is poor at best. If they had gone with a simple love story it would have been better. At least it wouldn't be a parody of what is a tragedy.