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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Movie Review

A few weeks ago we bought the DVD of Valiant - it had been in cinemas the week previously so I guess the speed-to-video means it was a flop? But we loved it.

Yesterday we rented Garfield - the Movie. My goodness, it is not often that you get to watch such an unutterably bad film. I mean, technically the computer graphics mixed into real stuff with real actpersons was good. But this was completely the wrong thing to do. To anyone who reads the comic strip, Garfield and Jon are 2D, black-and-white characters. The Roger Rabbit approach might have worked (2D hand-drawn animation superimposed on live-action), but turning Garfield into a realistic fluffy cat-thing was totally wrong.

Yekkkhhhhh.

5 Comments:

Blogger Deepak Morris said...

Hmmmm... I don't think Barry Norman need worry. Yet.

Having said that, I can imagine how disappointing the movie might be. The animated cartoon is bad enuff.

They just don't get it right. Coz they can't. Coz Garfield is different for every individual.

Deepak

12:14 am  
Blogger moryarti said...

I love animated movies .. Shrek, The Incredibles, Ice Age (can't wait for Ice Age 2)

But thank god i didn't go to the movies for Garfield.

I borrowed the DVD from a friend who is actually is not bothering to take it back :)

10:41 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree1 i saw it when i was in the states back in aug 2004,horrible1horrible1 and i hear there 's a garfiled 2! yikez!

6:45 pm  
Blogger kaya said...

Droll cannot and should not be animated. Unless you are Bill Murray.
I love Garfield but the movie really needed to be called RINGU 3.

10:57 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the Spielberg movie 'Munich' will be released in the UAE?? Since it is based on true events based on the 1972 Munich Olympics terror & the Jewish reprisal I am not sure....it might be banned.

12:12 am  

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