Movie Review: Gnomeo and Juliet

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Gnomeo and Juliet Summary

In Stratford-upon-Avon, elderly neighbors Miss Montague and Mr. Capulet despise each other. When they leave their respective gardens, their garden gnomes and other lawn ornaments come to life. The Montague garden is filled with blue-hatted gnomes led by Lady Bluebury, and the Capulet garden is filled with red-hatted gnomes led by Lord Redbrick, who share their owners’ feud. In a back-alley lawnmower race, Lady Bluebury’s son Gnomeo competes against his Red rival Tybalt , who destroys Gnomeo’s lawn mower. That night, Gnomeo and his best friend Benny infiltrate the red garden in disguise and spray-paint Tybalt’s mower, but Benny accidentally triggers a security light. During their escape, Gnomeo ends up in an abandoned garden nearby and bumps into a disguised Juliet, daughter of Lord Redbrick, who is attempting to retrieve a unique Cupid’s Arrow orchid from the roof of the greenhouse. The two are enthralled by each other and a flirty scuffle for the flower ensues, culminating in the pair falling into a pond and discovering each other’s colors. Shocked, Juliet flees home and tells her frog-sprinkler friend Nanette about her newfound love. Nanette declares it romantically tragic but agrees to keep it a secret.

Gnomeo and Juliet continue to meet secretly in the nearby garden, where they encounter a pink plastic flamingo named Featherstone who encourages their love. Lord Redbrick pairs Juliet with a Red Gnome named Paris, but Juliet distracts him with Nanette. Lady Bluebury is distraught after the Reds infiltrate the garden and destroy the plant nurtured by Gnomeo’s late father. The Blues urge Gnomeo to take revenge on the Reds, and he is about to spray their prized tulips with insecticide when Juliet sees him and he backs out of the attack. At their next meeting, Gnomeo and Juliet argue until Featherstone tells them about how he lost his own love when the couple living in the garden’s house broke up and they each took a flamingo.

Benny sees them and runs into the alleyway, unbeknownst that Tybalt is waiting with his lawnmower; he attempts to run Benny down, but Gnomeo intervenes. They fight until the lawnmower runs into the wall, shattering Tybalt. The Reds attack Gnomeo, who soon ends up in the road, and a blue teapot falls from a passing truck, leading everyone to believe Gnomeo has been run over. Lord Redbrick takes Juliet back to the garden and has her feet glued to her tower. Gnomeo’s mushroom friend, Shroom, discovers that Gnomeo is still alive and being carried off by a dog to a nearby park. He and Featherstone reach the park, where Gnomeo climbs onto a statue of William Shakespeare and tells him his story. Shakespeare notes that Gnomeo’s tale is similar to his own story of Romeo and Juliet and predicts that Gnomeo’s will have a tragic ending as well.

Benny uses Miss Montague’s computer to order a powerful Terrafirminator lawnmower, seeking revenge on the Reds. The Terrafirminator arrives and initially works well, but goes out of control, destroying both gardens, and gets itself stuck while the gnomes wage a full-scale war. Gnomeo returns to Juliet with Featherstone’s help, but the Terrafirminator frees itself. Gnomeo is unable to free Juliet and they share a passionate kiss as the lawnmower crashes into the tower and self-destructs. Realizing the consequences of their vendetta, Lady Blueberry and Lord Redbrick reconcile. Gnomeo and Juliet emerge from the ruins unscathed as the two clans celebrate. The Blue and Red gnomes create a new garden and celebrate their newfound peace. Everyone happily sees Juliet and Gnomeo off as they get married and drive away on a lawnmower.

Gnomeo and Juliet Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

You know I’m a little bias as a Disney Fan, but I can be brutally honest when one of their films just isn’t good. Gnomeo and Juliet being one of them. It is a twist of Romeo and Juliet but using Garden Gnomes. I am not sure why they choose Gnomes but it just didn’t hold up. It was a flop in my opinion. Disney didn’t think so though because they did a sequel called Sherlock Gnomes, which again was terrible, but I will expand on that later.

What are your opinions on the movie?

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