‘The Garfield Movie’ Review | A breath of fresh air

'The Garfield Movie' feels like a breath of fresh air; it captures the humour & spirit of the comic strip, while avoiding decisions that compromise the integrity of the Garfield universe
'The Garfield Movie' feels like a breath of fresh air; it captures the humour & spirit of the comic strip, while avoiding decisions that compromise the integrity of the Garfield universe

‘The Garfield Movie’ marks Garfield’s return to the big screen. It travels to the origins of an endearing character, of the classic cat loved by children and adults alike, with just the right dose of laughter and tears.

In ‘The Garfield Movie’, the origins and family of the famous cat are explored, but in a much more respectful way, with nuances that do justice to the original material. We see how the tiny Garfield finds Jon, his master, how he meets his real father again, and how this leads to an adventure trip. The topic is, in reality, sad – the reconciliation of a son with a father he does not know. At certain moments, this works well and is even moving; in others, the need for the gag dilutes the effect. The strangeness of the film consists of the desire to combine a good story with a certain density.

Check out this awesome adventure with Garfield! In ‘The Garfield Movie’, get ready to join Garfield, the famous Monday-hating, lasagna-loving cat, and his buddy Odie on an exciting outdoor escapade! When Garfield unexpectedly reunites with his long-lost dad, Vic, a scruffy street cat, they all find themselves caught up in a wacky heist.

The story kicks off with Garfield and Odie leaving their cozy life with Jon to team up with Vic for a daring adventure. While the idea might sound familiar to Garfield fans, the movie turns it into a thrilling ride that mixes in spy and action elements, like a feline ‘Mission Impossible’!

Get ready for some belly laughs! The movie cleverly balances humour and mystery, giving us scenes packed with Garfield’s trademark silliness and some head-scratching moments that keep us guessing. From Odie’s classic goofiness to surreal slapstick, it’s like watching a live-action Garfield comic strip infused with the excitement of iconic action movies.

Director Mark Dindal nails the timing, keeping the action moving just right to keep us entertained and emotionally invested. And unlike some past attempts to bring Garfield to the big screen, this movie feels like a purr-fect fit for fans. It honours the original character while adding new layers of fun and excitement, making it a must-watch for Garfield lovers of all ages!

After several failed attempts to bring Garfield to the big screen, ‘The Garfield Movie’ feels like a breath of fresh air for its excellent execution and respect for the original character. The film manages to capture the humour and spirit of the comic strips, while avoiding decisions that compromise the integrity of the Garfield universe. This careful approach makes it a valuable addition to the famous cat’s legacy.

Movie: The Garfield Movie
(Based on the Garfield® characters created by Jim Davis)
Directed by: Mark Dindal
(Voice) Cast: Chris Pratt, Samuel L Jackson, Hannah Waddingham, Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Cecily Strong, Harvey Guillén, Brett Goldstein, Bowen Yang, Snoop Dogg
Duration: 1hr 41mins

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