Gnomeo and Juliet Film Review
By: Alex Roush
Similarities and differences in the Movie and Play
The biggest difference in the movie is that Gnomeo and Juliet live in the end. That is important in a children's movie that both main characters live. It would not be appropriate to have the main characters commit suicide in a children's cartoon. Another major difference between the two stories is instead of Gnomeo and Juliet meeting each other at a Capulet party, they meet in the Montague garden. They meet by both going to see the Orchid flower. Another main difference is the character of Juliet. She is much more outgoing and brave. Which leads to new things happening in the movie than the play. One example of that would be she is brave to go get the flower at night and that is how they meet. A difference that people did not see coming is the nurse and Paris falling in love. The final main difference is the the play is a sad story between two young lovers. The movie is a comedy that can also be for young kids. Despite the similarities and differences, the message of both stories is the same. No family feud is worth losing a family member to. Put the feud in the past and work it out for your children's sake. The movie is worth seeing if you know the story of Romeo and Juliet. I am glad that I read the true play before seeing the movie.