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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Garfield - The Movie DVD

Oh, I am torn on this movie in so many ways...

Was Garfield - The Movie a good movie?

No, not really. If I never saw it again that'd be fine with me.

Was it a good family movie, meaning was my 4 year-old entertained by it and was it devoid of anything overly scary or offensive?

Absolutely. My daughter would love to see it again and that would be fine with me.

Was the animation of Garfield good?

Yes, top notch and it looked like he was really interacting with his environment, including Odie and the other cats.

 Was it true to the comic strip?

Only in spirit. Real fans will be irritated by the elimination and consolidation of characters.


A digital Garfield talking to a real-life Odie

The DVD has little to offer in the way of extras. In fact, there are no extras to speak of - no deleted scenes (although, I think it would have been difficult to delete any scenes in this skimpy 82 minute movie), no behind the scenes extras showing us how they created Garfield, the animated 3D character or how the dogs and cats did so well without a real cat to act to.

I rate this DVD 3 stars out of 5.

Reviewed January 18, 2005.

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