REVIEW: The Garfield Movie (2024 Animated Movie) - Starring Chris Pratt

"The Garfield Movie" (2024) is a charming animated adventure that revitalises the classic comic strip character for a new generation. Voiced by Chris Pratt, Garfield's signature laziness and sarcasm are brought to life in a story where he and his beagle friend Odie are abducted and taken to an abandoned mall. They are rescued by Garfield's estranged father, Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson), who needs to pull off a heist at Lactose Farms to save himself from the vengeful Persian cat Jinx (Hannah Waddingham). The plot explores themes of forgiveness and family while delivering a fun and engaging heist adventure.

The film excels with its high-quality animation and a heartwarming storyline that balances action and humour, making it a perfect choice for young children and families. Although Chris Pratt's portrayal of Garfield may not surpass Bill Murray's iconic voice acting from the 2004 film for long-time fans, it is still an enjoyable and entertaining experience. The movie's visual appeal and playful narrative ensure that it resonates well with a younger audience, while the story's emotional depth and humour provide enough to keep adults engaged as well.

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