Yeah, so a couple of months ago, we had this conversation at work. I’m a teacher of 7th Grade, by the way.
**Fellow teacher: We should take the kids to see a movie. They’ve been great kids and we should reward them.
Me: Yeah, I’m cool with that. Last year, we took a group to see How To Train Your Dragon and connected it to Science and English requirements. The kids loved it, it was a great movie, and everyone had a blast.
Fellow teacher: We should take them to see “Gnomeo and Juliet.” It looks cute.
Me: I think that movie is for little kids. Like 4 or 5 year old kids.
Fellow teacher: Nah, it looks cute. We should go see it.**
Anyway, it happened. We took all the kids to the theater, paid the premium for 3D(waste of money, by the way) and saw Gnomeo and Juliet.
It’s a very lame movie, designed for kids aged 3-5 years old, and was a very boring and rather pathetic way to spend 80 minutes or so. It plays like a series of little 20 minute sketches all edited into one movie. It’s not one of those kids movies adults can sit through and even mildly enjoy.
It was terrible.
And I was right. It’s for little kids.
I can’t believe we made tons of 7th Graders sit through it.
Anyone else see it? Thoughts?