Sherlock Gnomes – in Theatres March 23rd
If you fell in love with the film Gnomeo and Juliet back in 2011 then adding its sequel Sherlock Gnomes to your weekend plans is a no-brainer. This film returns with many of the same “elementary” style farting jokes but this time there were parts of the film that gave reason to also stop and think.
However, before I get started with what we thought of the film, let’s take a closer look at the movie itself.
The beloved garden gnomes from GNOMEO AND JULIET are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there’s only one gnome to call… SHERLOCK GNOMES. The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city. – Paramount Pictures
Many of the original cast returns including the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne. Plus Johnny Depp joins as Sherlock Gnomes, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Watson and Mary J. Blige as Irene.
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The Big Question | Worth Seeing?
This is always the big question – especially when you’re shelling out big bucks to take the whole family out to the movies! I get that. And for this film, I can say that my kids definitely loved it. They talked the whole way home about how they “solved the mystery” first and which clues they thought were important. I loved that the film had my kids thinking and wasn’t simply filled with nonsense entertainment – although the writers didn’t miss their chance to toss in a few perfectly timed quips here and there.
So if you’re headed out to the theatres to see Sherlock Gnomes, I will first warn you that this film was geared more towards a younger audience but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it all the same. Plus, the film had an overall strong sense of strength in the female characters and equally strong and supportive male counterparts. There were also several other good “moral of the story” points to pay attention to. But don’t worry – I won’t spoil those for you here.
Are you planning to see Sherlock Gnomes? If you’ve seen it, what were your thoughts? I’d love to chat about it in the comments.