GNOMEO AND JULIET
Because what the world really needed was Romeo and Juliet by way of garden gnomes, in 3D no less.
This movie is as bizarre as it sounds. It’s like Toy Story but with garden gnomes and warring statues in opposing yards, lawnmower races and Elton John’s Greatest Hits as the soundtrack. It’s funny, but is so filled with arcane pop culture references (Borat’s mankini) and winking nods to the source material (the gnomes live in the backyards of the, ahem Montague and Capulet households).
It begs the question: who does this movie exist for? Kids? Fans of Elton John? And I think the answer is: stoners. Because of all the films that have the potential to be made more visceral from an altered perspective, this shoots right to the top of the list. How can you go wrong with a lawnmower called the Terrafirminator, voiced by Hulk Hogan?