Release Date: 11th May

James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp provide the voices for the main characters in this animated tale that won’t hold adults’ attention for long, but kids will find enjoyable.

Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) return from the first film (Gnomeo and Juliet), to find themselves and their community uprooted to a new garden in London. When gnomes start to go missing, the two team up with Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) and his sidekick Watson to find the criminal mastermind behind the kidnappings.

The best part is a scene featuring Mary J. Blige as a cool mechanical doll putting on a Beyoncé-like show to annoy her old flame Sherlock.

My kids were duly entertained by the comical characters and their antics. More importantly, they have also learnt some important life lessons. Always be considerate to people who have been silently supportive, always be big-hearted to those who need help, and always know that good will triumph over evil. Fortunately, they aren’t presented in a preachy manner.

 

Rating: 3/5 stars

Reviewed by Katherine Dell