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Garfield is brought to life on the big screen but he's not very lovable. Instead, we get an animated jackass with only the witty humor being anything original to the comic itself. The actors play second fiddle to the animals around them and seem quite bored in most scenes.
The cartoon cat comes to life. I previously purchased this movie on DVD and it is actually not a bad film. It is okay although it could have been a better film. I thought the plot of Garfield was quite good although I do question some of the cast in this film. I like Jennifer Love Hewitt in this film and this is the only film I have seen Breckin Meyer in and I thought he was okay in this film too. However I did not like the role of Stephen Tobolowsky in this film, I thought his acting was pretty bad, there are moments when he was meant to be angry in this film yet he didn't show that. He tended to smile when he was meant to be angry in this film. There were a few other poor actors in this film and I think Garfield may have got better reviews from critics if some of the cast wasn't poorly done. All around I thought Garfield was okay, however I wouldn't say it is a must see film.
Why didn't they make this 2D? Garfield looks like shit. Odie is the wrong dog. Jon was a bigger tool than he was in the comics. Nermal's an adult cat. Liz is flat and boring. Villian was dumb, even by kids movie standards. You can feel the hate in Bill Murray when you watch this movie.
This entire movie was a work of art. Honestly, it deserves more that avatar in terms of animation and the plot got me in tears, and the character development was so intriguing to watch. Garfield is a real hunk, I wish i had a man like that.
I've always loved the Garfield comics from when I was fairly young and so I love Garfield in general; and this movie really does the character well from the comics. Although I don't really think he needed to sing and dance as much, (as that's not in the comics too often) this movie had a lot of pretty funny parts in it and Garfield was just hilarious. I also really enjoyed Breckin Meyer and Jennifer Love Hewitt as Jon and Liz. Although I do think Jon is way more dorky in the comics, they made this as well as they could in a movie form. Definitely maybe could have been better in some aspects, but I still found it pretty decent. I just like to see Garfield hanging out at home actually, but that wouldn't have made a pretty good plot.
Dated CGI, paper-thin human characters and a story devoid of flair or internal logic is what you get from the live-action adaptation of the popular comic strip. All of which wouldn't have mattered that much had the movie ever provoked more than just a few chuckles.
It succeeds in entertaining. I laughed at it only because it was so weird. It's a solid enough story but of course the CGI for Garfield himself is ABYSMAL. That's my only REAL complaint, however I will say that it could've been much shorter. There are several unnecessary scenes, like the part where THE FAT ORANGE CAT SINGS.