Ok, this movie’s been a long, long time coming. I first mentioned this Disney project about red versus blue garden gnomes back in April 2006!
Well it’s four years later and the trailers are here!
I have to say, I’m disappointed. This looks like it’s got about as much Romeo and Juliet as Camp Rock 2 did. Inspired by? Sure. But from the trailer it looks more like West Side Story than Shakespeare.
I hope I’m wrong, I hope I discover that the gnomes do occasionally spout actual Shakespearean dialogue. I don’t expect it, of course, but it’ll be a nice treat. It’s an animated Disney movie, so of course my kids will end up seeing it even without the Shakespeare connection. But it’s going to be very upsetting if we’ve waited 4 years for nothing more than a Shakespearean storyline 🙁