Movie: (2.5 out of 5)
Maybe it's just that there's been so many really good animated features released over the last few years, but this one was truly a disappointment. The story was flat and the characters were not interesting. It actually took me about 3 or 4 attempts to get through the entire movie. Even my young children were not interested in watching it. The animation itself was also lacking. The colors were dull and the images lacked the type of details we've become accustomed to seeing in Pixar/Disney animated features. As far as animated films go, there are much better choices. If you really want to see this film I would recommend it as a rental.
3D Effect: (1 out of 5)
Gnomeo and Juliet has by far the worst 3D effects of any animated 3D film I've seem to date. It's not that the 3D is "bad", it's that the 3D is virtually non-existent. This is one of those 3D films where you spend half the movie talking your 3D glasses off to see if you can spot any difference (in most cases you can't).
If you're looking for some good 3D movies to rent or buy I suggest reading my 'Top 5' blog:
Top Five 3D Movies For Your 3DTV