TOM AND JERRY (2021): The Thing I Liked…

Tom & Jerry (2021), Warner Bros. Pictures
Tom & Jerry (2021), Warner Bros. Pictures

The pre-teen version of me desperately wanted the recent Tom and Jerry movie starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña and Colin Jost to be good. I was looking forward to being transported back to some of the happiest TV viewing moments of my childhood. Instead, what happened with director Tim Story’s film is that I quickly became bored.

My biggest issue with Tom and Jerry is that I didn’t find the writing engaging enough to keep me watching beyond the thirty-minute mark. My disappointment was further compounded by the lack of newness where Tom and Jerry’s antics are concerned. There’s also the fact that my sense of humour has undoubtedly evolved. Still, I don’t regret aborting my viewing session before the end.

As for the animation style, I may have appreciated it more had the background not been real-world New York City. This combination of the updated animation style with the real-world backdrop proved to be too much difference all at once for me. An overload that’s made worse because the story execution is lacking.

The best thing about my brief experience with Tom and Jerry is Jerry’s cuteness. I’ll remember that for a while, as try not to think too hard about how different the film could have been had the humans not featured so very prominently, when, for me at least, they were never the main attraction.

This is one you watch if you absolutely must.

Happy Film Loving 


8 thoughts on “TOM AND JERRY (2021): The Thing I Liked…”

  1. Hubby and I watched this last Sunday mainly because there was nothing else on and because like you, I remember Tom and jerry from my child hood. I liked some parts, like the little room Jerry made for himself in the hotel. I did like some of those moments where Tom tried to get to Jerry thru the window. But there were also some moments that just made me think really? like the Spike eating the burritos and Michael Pena taking him for a walk. A lot of the scenes I just felt they were ben there done that moments. Was it a horrible movie? no, I’ve seen much worse but like you I was disappointed.

    1. There really are some good parts. It’s just a shame that everything else didn’t help it all add up into a good movie. Maybe one day they’ll try again and do a better job. No doubt the chances of that are now reduced because of how bad this is.

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