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Tom & Jerry the Movie

Published March 27, 2021

Tom & Jerry the Movie

Film info

  • Title Tom & Jerry the Movie
  • Director Tim Story
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 1hr 41m
  • Genres Comedy, Action, Family
  • Tagline Best of enemies. Worst of friends.

One of the most beloved rivalries in history is re-ignited when Jerry moves into New York City's finest hotel on the eve of the wedding of the century, forcing the event's desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all of them. An eye-popping blend of classic animation and live action, Tom and Jerry's new big-screen adventure stakes new ground for the iconic characters and forces them to do the unthinkable... work together to save the day.

Live blog

TimeComment
0:42Already the juxtaposition of cartoon on real life is making my brain fizz.
4:28They broke the keyboard!
10:37That’s a pretty sneaky move, I like it.
14:49“She thought the fish was a head of department!”
18:05That glass atrium is gonna break later, for shizzle.
19:51“I’m sorry, he’s a little animated.” Groan!
23:19Jerry is quite the little borrower!
27:15You can’t cut an electrical wire with metal scissors and remain unscathed.
35:42How come some of the animals can talk but some can’t?
37:37It would be your first thought, wouldn’t it? There’s a tiny door, when did I get big???
41:55“Why does a skateboard need wifi?” “Why the fi not?”
48:37Miniscule sociopath.
51:41Oh wait, can’t talk but can sing?
55:07There goes the atrium.
1:03:14“I think they’ve socialised enough, this is a wedding not spring break.”
1:06:29“It’s harmless.” “Yea, military things usually are.”
1:11:22No way that cake is surviving, either.
1:17:41Animal tornado.
1:23:18I like big cups and I cannot lie.
1:30:24Ben is adorable, it’s gotta be said.
1:31:47Thomas and Jerome??

Thoughts

Our new rule of trying to watch everything that is early released due to the current circumstances has thrown up lots of movies that we wouldn’t normally watch. Sometimes that’s been a brilliant surprise. Sometimes, it is Tom & Jerry.

I’m being a bit harsh, because it was actually a watchable movie, with a decent story that shows how even enemies can work together for the greater good. The problem with it is, the humans were much better than the cartoons, I preferred all the action that didn’t include Tom & Jerry, which isn’t great for a movie based around them.

Also, I feel like there were some really weird choices made in the live action/animation crossover. All animals are cartoon, so the meat in the kitchen had to be cartoon. But the cheese wasn’t? Even though that comes from animals too? And then the imaginary devil and angel from Tom’s own mind had non-cartoon harps and tridents? And really, why could some of the animals talk but not all of them? It was all a bit weird.

Rating: 2 / 5

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