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Gnome Alone (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Gnome Alone
Year: 2017
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Directed By: Peter Lepeniotis
Starring: Becky G, Josh Peck, Tara Strong
About: When Chloe discovers that her new home's garden gnomes are not what they seem, she must decide between the pursuit of a desired high school life and taking up the fight against the Troggs.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3BELH52IBI

My Review:
Wanting the first movie I watch of the year to be something really relaxing to watch and something with some animation I thought I would start with a movie I had never seen before called Gnome Alone and I wasn't disappointed with having chosen it.

This film I thought had a very believable main character for the modern day as she was a girl who moved to the town/city and felt alone even though she was always on her phone and for her it always came first. I thought that by having a character obsessed with being on her phone was something in which people would be able to relate to and did make her rather funny. I also thought that her having a friend in which she thinks is annoying but does everything he can in order to help her fight the Troggs was good as it showed that you never know who your best friends could be and sometimes they are the people in which you would least expect. By having the gnomes also having their own personalities and them trying to save the world was something in which I also liked as it gave them a reason for really being there and hearing the history between the Troggs and gnomes gave more insight into why they were trying to defeat the Troggs as much as they could and why they needed the stone back in the house as much as they do. Another thing I really did enjoy about this movie was later within it the people went inside one of the portals and the watcher was able to see where the Troggs came from and how they lived also how they came to the Earth which gave the Troggs a much bigger understanding to the watcher. By also having the mobile phone help to save the way at the end of the film I thought was a good way of showing that the main character felt she no longer needed to keep herself online to be happy and that she now has a real friend to spend time with. This film has great action sequences which are great for children and able to make children laugh with funny parts. I also thought that the animation used in this film was really well done and I really enjoyed the way that it was done.

I do wish that this movie had more character development for some of the gnomes as they are not really touched upon within the movie except that they are protecting the Earth from the Troggs.

Overall, I think that this is a good movie which would be great for people who have children and want an animation movie to watch with some action within it. It is also good for those who want a more believable school child as the main character. This film did make me laugh and I would watch again when looking for something more relaxing to watch.

My Rating: 4/5 

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