When I first saw the two Garfield movies, I thought I liked them about the same. This one is really great and I like it slightly better than the first. The first movie had a lot of introduction going on, so there wasn't as much to do. And it did get slightly boring as times. I love them both but I loved all the new characters in this second one. Especially Prince and Winston. I'd like to see them go back home if they make a third though. And have more Pooky, Nermal and Arlene. Also, the setting and the story was much more interesting this time around and it was fun to look at. Especially if you watch it on Blu-Ray like I did. It's hard to make something with a plot with Garfield and they have succeeded twice now. I actually am just a big Garfield fan as well so I just like seeing him. One gripe I might have with these two movies is the singing and dancing. I think it works well with other animal movies but it doesn't really fit all the time in these movies. Although Garfield does do that a bit in the comics, it's usually not too often. Honestly ignore the critics though. These are great movies.