Sunday, February 27, 2011
Gnomeo And Juliet-Good For Preschoolers
I must admit I am a very strict, conservative, Christian mom, and with that said I can still say that Gnomeo and Juliet was appropriate for my 2 preschoolers (ages 3 and 4). I find it EXTREMELY hard to find a movie that is:
-doesn't say the words "stupid," or "shut up"
-doesn't have adult content
-and that will keep their attention
Gnomeo and Juliet was the first movie they actually sat through the whole thing in the movie theater! It helped that it was only 1.5 hours with previews included. The movie has super cute graphics, bright colors, easy to follow storyline (for the most part), and lots of silly things that toddlers 'get.' The only 2 things I didn't like (and that is a low number in my book) were the fact that they used "shut up" once as an expression of astonishment, and that it had a small "look-back" scene of a husband and wife splitting up, the wife leaving the house while taking half the stuff. I didn't care for that at all, but the kids did not understand what was happening so it worked out ok.
Overall, I give this movie a B+ and would recommend it to friends and buy it on Blu-Ray when it comes out.