What is Gnomeo and Juliet? It’s a new animated film from Touchstone that features an all star cast of actors including James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Matt Lucas, and even Ozzy Osbourne. Will they be enough to get asses in the seats or will the trailer suffice? Check it out and judge for yourself…
In the film, McAvoy and Blunt are the title characters, who have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. It’s a retelling of the classic Shakespearean play set against the backdrop of your neighbor’s lawn.
Even though there hasn’t been much said about the film the trailer is mildly funny. We’d be lying if we didn’t give them props for some of their gags. The script can’t be that bad if they were able to snag such talented people to star — can it? By the way, did anyone else notice that the young and old versions of Professor Xavier from X-Men are in this movie?
Gnomeo and Juliet hits theaters on February 11, 2011
What do you think of the first trailer for Gnomeo and Juliet?