Mystery Plagues Gnomeo and Juliet in New Sherlock Gnomes Trailer
The most entertaining lawn decorations are back for another literary inspired adventure. Gnomeo and Juliet have a terrible mystery on their hands, so they are calling upon the greatest detective in all of Scotland YARD. (Get it? They live in a yard?) Yes, it’s Sherlock Gnomes.
There’s no evidence that Sherlock is actually from Scotland Yard in the film, but it definitely works with the theme. The Gnomeo & Juliet sequel is certainly not short on puns, so fans will get their fill regardless. It’s amazing that not one, but two English literary icons had rhyming names with gnomes.
In the light and amusing sequel, the neighboring gardens are no longer at war and live together in one happy lawn, but their bliss is short lived. Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that all of their friends are missing, and they seek the help of famed detective Sherlock Gnomes to crack the case. The gnomes push the boundaries of rather adult jokes, like foul-mouthed word replacements and skimpy outfits. But, there are also laughs definitively aimed at the preschool demo, like a classic fart joke.
The cast is a who’s who of famous parents in Hollywood who are likely interested in making family friendly fare their kids can watch. Emily Blunt and James McAvoy return to their starring roles, along with Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mary J. Blige in supporting roles. Johnny Depp joins the franchise to snag the title role.
Sherlock Gnomes takes the case in theaters March 23.
Featured Image: Sherlock Gnomes trailer. Courtesy: Paramount Pictures