Thursday, April 21, 2011

No to Gnomes

I was super excited to watch Gnomeo and Juliet last Friday with my sister that I decided to leave work before 7pm. (Yes, I have a deep attachment with my work area.) Everything was set when I arrived. My mom bought the tickets and my sister and I were set. (For P250 we also get a small bag of popcorn and a kiddie soda.)
We were late for a few minutes because I got stuck talking to this horror supplier (but it was the cheapest so I had to bear with it). Glasses? Check! Mini popcorn? Check! Kiddie soda? Check! Time to enjoy the movie I waited for 4 months.
As the story progresses, I realized that it was not funny at all. In fact, the lines were as stiff and hard as the gnomes in the movie. The story was quite shallow as well. Okay, they patterned it to the original Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (except the fact that Gnomeo and Juliet were still alive… sort of… well, imaginarily… you get my point).
Okay, you might say that I expect too much from cartoons. Well, there are other great cartoons that were able to balance comedy, drama, and essence. There’re my all-time favorites Up, Meet the Robinsons, Coraline, and Toy Story. They are all funny and they all make sense. Up teaches you the importance of moving on, Meet the Robinsons emphasizes the importance of believing in yourself and never giving up, Coraline highlights the importance of family and not trading them for anything else, and Toy Story makes you value friendship.
Speaking of value, friends, if you value P180-P250, just buy food. I’m sure you will enjoy that more.

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