I enjoy reading Shakespeare’s work. And I enjoy watching the movie adaptations of Shakespeare’s work even more. My all time favourite got to be the ‘Midsummer’s Night Dream’. I liked it very much because it was a comedy, not a tragedy.
Shakespeare’s tragedy like ‘Romeo and Juliet’ never failed to distress me and therefore, I avoid watching the movie adaptations of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Yes,Â you’re reading it right. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is classified as a tragedy, even though many would have you believe that it’s one of the greatest love story ever told.
The ending of Shakespeare’s tragedy does not give me much satisfaction as I’m more into happy ending, and so, I was rather skeptical when I first saw this movie, ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’. As the title suggested, it’s an adaptation of Shakepeare’s tragedy, ‘Romeo and Juliet’. I thought I wouldn’t enjoy watching it, but boy was I wrong.
I never felt more glad to be proven wrong until I watched ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’. ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ is one hell of a love story laced with not only comedy, butÂ packed with moral values in it.
Like the original ‘Romeo and Juliet’ written by William Shakespeare, Gnomeo and Juliet belongs to a feuding family. They crossed path and fell in love with each other despite of their family background. What’s special about Gnomeo and Juliet is that it’s set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes.
The story is really refreshing, captivating and engaging. The Juliet in Gnomeo and Juliet is not exactly portrayed as a forlorn, lovesick maiden, but a strong, spunky character who have minds of her own. She’s the Juliet you have never seen before.
In my humble opinion, this is the best rendition of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ever. It’s not only funny, but witty as well. There’s something for everyone in Gnomeo and Juliet, and I highly recommend it for both adult and children alike.
Gnomeo and Juliet DVD is now available for pre-order. If you’re interested in watching it at the comfort of your own home over and over again with the little ones, you can go ahead and order it now. I’m sure you won’t regret it.