I’ve been saying that since before I realized the director of Gnomeo and Juliet also directed Shrek 2, by the way :). Why oh why did we have to get the guy who directed the worst of the Shrek movies? 🙁
Anyway, one thing I do like about these reviews is that most of them are coming down on the side of “Should have been more Shakespeare” :
Director and cowriter Kelly Asbury (“Shrek 2”) finds a few jokes and a few moments of heart, just enough to lift “Gnomeo” above most recent animated B-movies. But it’s a pity he didn’t err on the side of Shakespeare and not of “Shrek.” The pathos and wit of the Bard bests the sight gags and one-liners of the Big Green Ogre every time.
Well amen to that, brother. Here’s hoping that somebody else runs with the idea and puts together my dream Shakespeare animation – The Tempest. You don’t even have to change the ending!