Gnomeo and Juliet is a firm favourite in the Boardman house. A clever mix of charm, humour and Elton John songs. Unfortunately, this followup, Sherlock Gnomes, is the complete opposite.
As the gnomes move to London, with the blue and red gnomes now sharing a garden together, they get mixed up in some strange plot involving gnome kidnapping. Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp), along with his faithful downtrodden sidekick Watson, are the sworn protectors of Londons gnomes so they set about trying to solve the mystery, with the help of Gnomeo and Juliet. They dash all over London, introducing us to hundreds of other ‘ornament’ characters, all of whom enjoy a life not known about by us humans. We’re not given time to care about these characters and none of them seem necessary. They’re certainly not very interesting or funny either. It’s all very rushed, and all very dull. But the dullest of all is Sherlock Gnomes himself. The whole thing is just predictable, unfunny and lifeless. A complete waste of time.
- The Verdict