Sherlock Gnomes is elementary, my dear Watson

March 27, 2018

The gnomes are back! In the new film directed by Jonathan Stevenson, Sherlock Gnomes takes place in the Gnomeo and Juliet series.

 Sherlock Gnomes and his partner Dr. Watson look for clues around London to try to find and save the missing garden gnomes from antagonist Professor Moriarty. 




(L) Juliet, voiced by Emily Blunt, and Gnomeo, portrayed by James McAvoy,

in the second installment of John Stevenson's Gnomeo & Juliet.

Gnomes, who is voiced by star actor Johnny Depp, portrays the character extremely well. What caught my attention is how excellent his British accent is.

 If you aren’t familiar with Depp’s work and all of the voice’s he has done in past films, you would’ve thought it was an English actor. 

Gnomeo is voiced by James McAvoy and Juliet is voiced by Emily Blunt, who were the original voice actors for the two lovebirds in the 2011 film Gnomeo and Juliet.

Other known voice actors from Sherlock Gnomes are Mary. J. Blige, who plays Irene, Ozzy Osbourne as Fawn and Michael Caine as Lord Redbrick. 

Moving onto the movie, the gnomes go missing so it’s time for Sherlock Gnomes and Dr, Watson to find answers. 

During the film, Gnomeo and Juliet wind up getting separated when Gnomeo takes a different path to find clues.

Juliet then has to be by Holmes’ side as they search for clues to save the gnomes as well as for Juliet to reconnect with her true love.

(The following may contain spoilers, read with caution.)

As Holmes, Watson and Juliet search the city of London during the day and the dead of night, they find random clues that have an M on them, which seem to point to Holmes longtime arch nemesis Moriarty. 

 The road to cracking the case looked to be going smoothly.


Later on, Watson searches for Gnomeo in a museum. When he finds Gnomeo, he gets abducted by gargoyles leaving Watson to run for his life. However, Holmes and Juliet keep moving forward with no time to turn back and rescue him. 

Then came the risk taking. Sherlock and Juliet disguise themselves as a squirrel to obtain one of the clues which is cradled in a dogs leg as he’s sleeping. 

Once they get the clue towards the end of the movie they find out where the gnomes are, which I don’t want to spoil. 

All in all, the film was well made and the audience would chuckle a few times.For me and my friend, we were actually laughing more than most of the younger kids watching the film which I found astounding. 

The film is rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor, according to's  parent guide for the film.
 The duration is an hour and twenty-six minutes and is also viewable in RealD 3D.

It was released on March 23 and has grossed over $10 million, as stated by

I recommend this movie to not only children but even adults as you’ll get a good laugh out of it. 
Sometimes, it’s good to bring the inner child out of us and feel nostalgic.

 I give this film 3 out of 5 stars.The film is currently at Cinemark 20 (formerly Tinseltown), Cielo Vista Mall 14 and different theaters around El Paso.

 Happy viewing!

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