NEW YORK – Fans of 2011’s “Gnomeo and Juliet” may be pleased to discover that James McAvoy and Emily Blunt reprise their voice work as that film’s title players in the animated adventure “Sherlock Gnomes”.
This time out, the couple teams with the movie’s version of Conan Doyle’s famed detective and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, to stop a spate of garden gnome kidnappings taking place across London that eventually empties the urban backyard the duo now call home of all inhabitants but themselves.
The prime suspect in these crimes is Gnomes’ arch-nemesis, Moriarty.
As for parents, they may not find the aptly named Mankini or the equally self-explanatory Barry the Toilet Gnome much to their taste.
As the cinematic equivalent of the famous dog that didn’t bark in the night – and tby helped the original Baker Street sleuth solve a crime – “Sherlock Gnomes” won’t keep anyone up at night.
Busy but flat animated adventure in which the hero and heroine of 2011’s “Gnomeo and Juliet” team with the detective of the title and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, to stop a spate of garden gnome kidnappings taking place across London that they suspect may be the work of the sleuth’s arch-nemesis, Moriarty.