Summer time has hit and so has many vacations. I hope that the TV has turned off and families are spending time together. Occasionally during a really hot day, a rainy day, or a long trip in the car – we will probably all pull out a fun family movie. The new Gnomeo & Juliet Bluray and DVD is definitely a fun movie for this summer’s list.
Synopsis: This coming summer to the U.S., don’t miss the chance to bring home GNOMEO & JULIET – the hilarious twist on William Shakespeare’s legendary tale Romeo & Juliet as you’ve never seen it before, perfect for the whole family. Enter the secret world of garden gnomes and meet two adorable gnomes from completely different worlds who fight theodds to be together. From a director of Shrek 2, and featuring fun, all-new music by Sir Elton John, the out- of-the-ordinary animated comedy GNOMEO & JULIET releases on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD, Movie Download and On-Demand – May 24, 2011.
Uniquely packaged with families’ top of mind, GNOMEO & JULIET will be made available for purchase by Walt Disney Studios as either a 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 3D + DVD with Digital Copy), a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D + DVD) and/or a 1-Disc DVD. Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs provide families with an enhanced entertainment experience – with the value and flexibility to enjoy your favorite movies on a variety of platforms of choice.
And for those who enjoy to learn more about the making of the film, GNOMEO & JULIET discs come enclosed with never-before-seen bonus features including “Elton Builds A Garden,” “Frog talk with Ashley Jensen,”, “Crocodile Rock Music Video featuring Elton John and Nelly Furtado.” And for those who purchase the Blu-ray Disc, it includes hours of extra exclusive bonus features including alternate endings, deleted scenes and more.
GNOMEO & JULIET is brought to life by the extraordinary voices of Golden Globenominee James McAvoy (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) as Gnomeo;Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) as Juliet; Academy Award winner Michael Caine (Inception) as Lord Redbrick; Jason Statham (The Trasnsporter franchise) as Tybalt; Ashley Jensen (TV’s Ugly Betty) as Nanette; Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise) as William Shakespeare; Ozzy Osbourne (TV’s The Osbournes) as Fawn and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter franchise) as Lady Blueberry.
DVD & Movie Download:
• Elton Builds a Garden
• Frog Talk with Ashley Jensen
• “Crocodile Rock” Music Video, featuring Elton John and Nelly Furtado
• DVD Bonus plus:
• 2 Alternate Endings with Filmmaker Introductions
• Deleted & Alternate Scenes with Filmmaker Introductions, including:
o 1 Alternate Opening
o 1 Alternate Scene
o 6 Deleted Scenes
• The Fawn of Darkness, featuring Ozzy Osbourne
My Opinion: Who would have thought that the gnomes in your flower garden could be so interesting? My husband and children loved Gnomeo & Juliet. While geared to an about 8 years old and up, my 3 year old watched the whole movie. Terrafirminator was a little scary for Gracie but overall she really enjoyed the movie. My favorite part was how hard Disney tried to parallel this to Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. I loved the statue of Shakespeare and how he even plays a part in this movie. Gracie and my husband loved the lawnmower races.
Gnomeo & Juliet brings to light how trivial arguments and fights can be between neighbors and families. It can allow you time as a family to discuss why arguments come about and how we should deal with them.
Disrespect to parents and loud rocky music are two key areas to be aware of in Gnomeo & Juliet. There is also a short scene in the credits of a male gnome dressed up in a bikini.
Overall, my family enjoyed this movie and will be watching it again. It is a movie that we will save as a family movie as we like to address some of the issues of disrespect with our children as they appear on the movie.
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