Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gnomeo and Juliet

Imagine when you - the master of the house - are gone and all of a sudden, your garden deco figurines come alive and have lives and adventures of their own? Well, this is certainly what happens in Gnomeo and Juliet!





Gnomeo and Juliet (read in the mind as "Romeo and Juliet") is an adaptation of Shakespeare's well-known work which revolves around the forbidden love between a man and a woman who come from two feuding families. Of course Shakespeare's version deals with real human whereas Gnomeo and Juliet deals with ceramic-made garden deco gnomes that come alive when their masters are not around (doesn't this coming-alive thing resemble Toy Story?). As you can expect, the two neighbouring masters do not get along well with each other, so do their teams of ceramic garden gnomes. See their hilarious antics - the blue-clothed gnomes vs. the red-clothed gnomes - in showing their hostility towards each other. Then one day, Juliet from the red-clothed gnome family wanted to pick a special flower situated at the blue-clothed gnome's garden and that was how she stumbled upon Gnomeo and love-at-first-sight sparked between them although they didn't quite want to admit the attraction  initially. See the two lovebirds' hilarious antics on how they struggled to come to terms with their attraction (and love) for each other and how they 'fought' for their love knowing very well that their families are at loggerheads. The good thing about this show is that it's a happy ending for everyone unlike Shakespeare's whereby the lovebirds ended up dead (*touchwood!*). Not just that, the gnome Juliet is also an articulate, strong-willed and hardy (or rather tomboyish) girl who can jump, kick, fight, and drive the lawn mower just like a male gnome unlike Shakespeare's portrayal of a very feminine and submissive Juliet. Watch this Gnomeo and Juliet and you won't be disappointed!


Anyway, just recently, Papa bought this Gnomeo and Juliet DVD and thanks to its entertaining and interesting storyline and lively computer graphics being catchy enough to sustain Juan Or's interest, Mommy was able to finish watching it (otherwise how would Mommy be able to write about it?)! What are you waiting for? Go get Gnomeo and Juliet DVD now!

Here's the official trailer if you prefer getting your foot into it first before getting hold of it with your hands!


9 comments:

Alice Law said...

I was requested to put up Juliette instead of Juliet, but after seeing you all resume as Juliet... I hv became odd one out liao! Muahahahaha!

Lend me the DVD ya, my anaks kept bugging me! ;D

Alice Phua said...

Alice Law, LOL, anyway, I checked the official website, it spells as 'Juliet' rather than "Juliette" but Claire's email shows "Juliette" woh. Thanks for highlighting that....now only I perasan the spelling difference. OK, will tell my hubby bout it. :-)

Alice Law said...

(Scratch head) She asked me to correct it after I hv written 'Juliet'... LOL, not a prob, it's good too be different sometime!;p

Alice Phua said...

Alice Law, LOL, I also scratch head, but anything-lah..... as what she wants. ^_^

Sheoh Yan said...

I read the review at Alice Law's blog yesterday. Today, after reading yours, I have a concern. If the lovebirds love each other so much until go against their own families. Will this be a good moral story for children? Am just wondering.

Alice Phua said...

Sheoh Yan, yes, good food for thought! Well, I guess that's why children need to be guided (where interpretation is concerned) with what they are watching. In my humble opinion, I don't think most children or the general audience will focus on the go-against-family issue, but rather how two families got together in peace as a result of the two lovebirds wanting to love one another. It's analogous to how one sees the birth of a baby to a family: either see it as the baby is the unifying factor between a husband and wife who are constantly at odds with each other OR see the baby as the breaking factor between a husband and wife. It's up to how one chooses to see it.

Anonymous said...

That may exactly be the main reason why the show didn't come to M'sia. Another reason could be those gnomes remind the authorities of "Toyols" :)

Mummy Gwen said...

Huh...Gnomeo and Juliet didn't make it to the cinemas in Msia? It was showing in Jkt but Gwen wasn't interested to watch it.

P/S: Hope everyone at home have recovered from cough already. Take care.

Alice Phua said...

Anonymous, LOL, you have good sense of humour! Gnomes/Elves = Toyol in the Malaysian context....that's a good one! Scared in case ajaran sesat after watching the Mat Salleh toyols! ^_^

Mummy Gwen, well, probably this show didn't pass the censorship board's standard loh. As of today, I can feel my phlegm loosening already. Hopefully it'll go away very soon....am so fed up of coughing already. Thanks and take care too.