Garfield: Tale of Two Kitties

DVD Reviews | Oct 30th, 2006

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Starring Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Tim Curry, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly
Written By: Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow
Directed By: Tim Hill
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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If you’ve seen the first Garfield movie, you probably walked away somewhat entertained. If you paid to see it in the theatre, well then you probably didn’t. More like a dull ache. If you were running through the streets naked, covered in green jell-o, singing cum-bah- yah (Denis Leary made me do it) and ended up in the theatre to see Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties thinking it was a porn flick you got what you deserved.

Welcome back Bill Murray – Mr. “I don’t do sequels”. What the hell was this crap? Ok Jennifer Love Hewitt, that’s cool if she made you come back with the promise of various ‘favors’ but to do another animated flick with a plot that shouldn’t have been able to fill a 22 minute sitcom slot? Look man, get off your freakin’ high horse and do Ghostbusters 3 already and redeem your sore Jacque Coustea wanna-bee ass. Is there anything to say about Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties that’s good? Well it did hold my 4 year olds attention for a few watches. Its basically the classic mistaken identity story but the main character is a bloated orange loofa sponge.

Jon (Breken Meyer, another Oscar performance) travels to Europe, London actually, to be with Liz played again by Hewitt. While there we learn the dead queen leaves all her money to her cat – who looks just like guess who – and the stupidity begins. The real prince cat ends up in a sewer while somehow the queen’s castle butler finds Garfield while he’s out strolling around with Odie. The butler thinks he’s found the queens cat and there you have feline identity theft. Its not pretty but its legal in London. Meanwhile Jon finds the Prince cat, thinks he’s Garfield and bam – mixed pussy.

Anyway, if you find yourself on a Saturday afternoon torturing some young relatives this could work well. If you were a fan of Garfield and read the strip daily, this won’t do the legacy justice. If you were one of those who plopped down $20 on a suction-cupped Garfield to stick on your car window in 1989, then this is right up your alley! Enjoy it.

There’s one redeeming value on the DVD – a featurette starring Jim Davis, Garfield creator, “drawing with Jim Davis”. There’s also an exclusive Garfield comic and two games – Garfield’s maze and Odie’s Photo album.

Features:
“Come and Get It” Music Video
Drawing with Jim Davis Featurette
Exclusive Garfield Comic Strip
Odie’s Photo Album Game Garfield’s Maze Game

Audio:
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround

Video:
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Standard 1.33:1 Color (Anamorphic)

Subtitles:
English, Spanish

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Rating: PG
Running Time: 84 minutes
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