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Child Film Critic Perry’s Previews Animation “Gnomeo & Juliet” on San Diego Union Tribune

Published on: 11th February, 2011


Perry Chen at Gnomeo & Juliet press screening (photo by Zhu Shen)

10-year-old award-winning film critic Perry Chen enjoyed watching animation film “Gnomeo & Juliet,” released by Disney at the press screening on Feb 5, 2011, just before he and mom Dr. Zhu Shen drove to Hollywood to attend the Annie Awards for animation.

(3.5 out of 5 starfish)

As one of San Diego’s largest newspaper’s movie panel, Perry’s review of “Gnomeo & Juliet” appears on the San Diego Union Tribune TODAY, opening day for the film (Feb 11, 2011):

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/feb/11/citizen-critics-on-gnomeo-juliet/

Perry Chen, Union Tribune Movie Panel (photo by Union Tribune)

Perry S. Chen

10, a Torrey Hills School fifth-grader, has a website,

www.perryspreviews.com.

Liked: This film is a clever twist on a Shakespeare classic with a pair of sworn enemies: the blue gnome Gnomeo and the red gnome Juliet falling in love. It has one humorous gag after another. I like the many rich supporting characters, like the green frog, Featherstone, the flamingo and a canine-like blue mushroom who sniffed around. My favorite scene is when Gnomeo and Juliet fought for a rare orchid like acrobat.

Disliked: The ending is too tidy in order to please youngsters. Another flaw is when Juliet got herself in trouble, her father superglued her feet to a pedestal to keep her safe, but when the garden was destroyed, she magically freed herself, and nobody got hurt!

Would I recommend it? I recommend this film to ages 5 and up, because in the theater, I heard a baby wailing (unstoppable!) whenever a piece of property in the film was destroyed.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/feb/11/citizen-critics-on-gnomeo-juliet/

Copyright 2011 by Perry S. Chen

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http://mag.amazing-kids.org

http://mag.amazing-kids.org/contests/amazing-kids-contests/amazing-kids-predict-the-oscars-contest/

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Perry S. Chen is a 10-year-old award-winning film critic & artist, TV/radio personality, Annie Awards for Animation presenter, TEDx speaker,  filmmaker and animator.  He writes about movies for San Diego’s largest newspaper, the Union Tribune with over 1 million readers.  Perry is also the youngest columnist and entertainment critic for the San Diego Entertainer Magazine.  He also blogs for Animation World Network, and is the resident film critic for Amazing Kids! with about 1 million readers:

http://www.amazing-kids.org

Perry won the San Diego Press Club 2010 Excellence in Journalism Award, and is represented by Rebel Entertainment Partners, a talent agency in Hollywood.

Perry started writing movie reviews using his unique kids-friendly starfish rating system on his website (www.perryspreviews.com ) as an 8-year-old third grader at San Diego’s Torrey Hills Elementary School from the Del Mar Union School District.

Perry became a national sensation when he debuted on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric in May 2009 as the youngest film critic in the country.  He was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) with host Liane Hansen in March 2010, and has reviewed over 50 movies and DVDs on a multi-media platform: TV, radio, print, and web.  He is the youngest member of the Asian American Journalist Association, the San Diego Press Club,  and the youngest honoree of Cox Communication Channel 4’s annul Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Perry reviews films on a kids-friendly starfish rating system, 5 being the best.  He was featured on “The Young Icons,” a nationally syndicated TV show on Nov 20, 2010, and on Variety as one of the most active young film critics in the country:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118026037.html?categoryid=4137&cs=1

Perry’s reviews are available on his website: www.perryspreviews.com.

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