Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.

Directed by:                                                 Mark Dindal

Screenplay by: Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgove and David Reynolds

Based on the Garfield® characters created by: Jim Davis

Cast:                                                           Chris Pratt Samuel L. Jackson Hannah Waddingham Ving Rhames Nicholas Hoult Cecily Strong Harvey Guillén Brett Goldstein Bowen Yang

  • UrLogicFails@beehaw.orgOP
    8 months ago

    Having watched the trailer, I’m sure Chris Pratt will deliver a similarly passable performance to The Super Mario Bros. Movie, but I have to wonder what kind of dirt he must have on studio executives to keep booking roles he is definitely not the best choice to play.

    I know a large part of it is studio insistence on using A-listers for voice acting roles, but on some level you have to ask how many kids will actually beg their parents to let them see Garfield just because Star Lord is in it.

    Looking at the total cast, it is pretty stacked with known actors, but they were not featured in the trailer (except for Chris Pratt and Samuel L Jackson) so it’s hard to know if they did a good job or not. Even though I like most of them, I still really wish studios would start bringing trained voice actors back to animated movies.

    From an animation standpoint, it’s about what you would expect for a generic kids movie. It reminds me a lot of the Illumination aesthetic, though I don’t think it is Illumination.