After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.
Director: John Stevenson
Cast: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige, Johnny Depp
Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor.
Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 26min
Sherlock Gnomes is a fun and lighthearted sequel that works more than it doesn’t even though it doesn’t deliver a ton of surprises. Going through the basic of Sherlock Holmes mythology in gnome form plays out in a fun family friendly manner. Johnny Depp provides the voice for Sherlock Gnomes and gives him a fun self centered narcissistic voice. Depp and Emily Blunt spend the better part of the film together and they have some fun chemistry. McAvoy spends the better part of the film on a separate storyline which means that he and Blunt don’t have a lot of interplay which was the highlight of the original but it’s all in service of the story. The film has a solid message of not taking loved ones for granted which is a bit more thoughtful than it really needed to be for this type of family film which is refreshing.