Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Gnomeo & Juliet ♥

Gnomeo & Juliet is a super sweet and funny animation, with the story taking a very unique and unusual twist on Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The film is set in the neighborhood of two warring houses, with two warring gardens. The Capulets are the Red Hatted gnomes and the Montagues are the Blue hatted gnomes. As the gnomes feud against one another, Juliet (voiced by the lovely Emily Blunt) and Gnomeo (James McAvoy) fall for one another whilst in disguise, and upon realisation that the other is from the enemy garden they start to question and detest the reason why the gnomes are at war. The animation is beautifully done and the detail is amazing. Emily Blunt actually said in an interview that they filmed her whilst she did the voice recording, and upon watching the final film she noticed that they had given her character some of her facial expressions, which I think is a great touch as it makes the characters more well rounded and love-able. It is also full of famous and recognisable voices, including Ozzy Osbourne as a docile but cute deer! Overall I think the film is just a treat; the take on Romeo and Juliet is somewhat lighthearted, as it should be as it is a family film, but the message is still there. If you love fun and quirky animations then this will not let you down ♥

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