Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

As if Gnomeo & Juliet wasn't terrible enough, and the trailer wasn't enough of a warning to the horrible movie this would be, I decided to entertain myself with Sherlock Gnomes, the sequel of the above-mentioned. 

The formerly star-crossed lover Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) are now married and live in London. But it's not all roses so when their gnome friends start disappearing from homes all over London, they team up with Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) and his partner Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) as Moriarty is believed to be behind the disappearings to save their friends. 

Just like its predecessor, Sherlock Gnomes manages to disgrace another legend of English literature, Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, with an absolutely ridiculous and predictable plot that is a million light years away from being interesting. And that is also filled with utterly pointless, unappealing and cringy subplots. 

Unfortunately, the terrible writing isn't limited to the plot. The characters are indeed just as bad. Not a single one of them is likeable, on the other hand, they are quite irritating, and they do absolutely nothing to make you care about them. Oh, and the voice work is pretty bad too. Johnny Depp, however, gives a surprisingly good performance as Sherlock Gnomes.

The jokes too are horrible. They are stupid and all fall flat and there are some adult jokes thrown in there that make you wonder who is the target of the film, kids or adults with very low IQ because there's no way someone with a functioning brain would laugh to those jokes.

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What's even more infuriating is that Sherlock Gnomes tries to make you think it's clever by using 2D animation to make its audience understand how Sherlock's brain works. It's a nice idea but definitely not enough to save the film.

Ultimately, the problem with Sherlock Gnomes is that it is the unwanted and pointless sequel to a movie people ignored in the first place so the filmmakers didn't give a crap about making a decent film.

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