Rent Tom and Jerry: The Movie (2021)

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1h 37min
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Synopsis:
A beloved rivalry is reignited 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 and forces Tom and Jerry to do the unthinkable - work together to save the day.
Actors:
, , , Jerry, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Jude Coward Nicoll
Directors:
Producers:
Christopher DeFaria
Voiced By:
Bobby Cannavale, Nicky Jam, Joey Wells, Harry Ratchford, Will 'Spank' Horton, Na'im Lynn, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Tim Story
Writers:
William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Kevin Costello
Aka:
Tom & Jerry: The Movie
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Anime & Animation, Children & Family, Comedy, New Releases, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids’ TV
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/05/2021
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, Greek Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Greek, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Gag Reel: With Tom and Jerry, there's never a dull moment on set!
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/05/2021
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.1, Danish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Atmos, English Dolby TrueHD 1.0, Finnish Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Greek Dolby Digital 5.1, Hindi Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, Korean Dolby Digital 5.1, Mandarin-Taiwan Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hindi, Italian Hard of Hearing, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Bringing Tom and Jerry to Life
  • Tom and Jerry's World
  • The Feud: #TeamTom vs. #Team Jerry
  • Jerry's "A House for a Mouse"
  • The Tom and Jerry Guide to New York City Wildlife
  • Inside the Wedding of Ben and Preeta
  • A Scene Comes to Life

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Tom and Jerry: The Movie (aka Tom & Jerry: The Movie) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

The biggest problem with trying to make a Tom & Jerry movie is that the cat and mouse duo only has one bit. They chase each other and get into slapstick antics as they scurry about and get into fights. That’s fine for a 6-minute theatrical short or even a TV series but a feature-length narrative demands more. The sad truth is Tom & Jerry are not built for a film. This isn’t just some revelation with the recent film. It’s been a constant problem. There’s a reason why nobody much talks about the previous Tom & Jerry movie from the 1990s. If you don’t know, it’s because it was such a bland film that had to resort to the characters being fully voiced amid a bland adventure. Other direct-to-video animated films have done away with the voice but are still painfully boring where it seems that narrative is outside the realm for the two characters.

And now we have Tom & Jerry 2021, an updated and outdated film. Sure, the animation is slicker and impressive on a technical level for its attempt to merge animated characters with live-action. But to what end? This film is riddled with all of the same problems as previous Tom & Jerry movies. The central story involves a wedding going down at a New York City hotel and the young and nervous Chloë Grace Moretz could really use some help to make a splash at her job. Of course, the cat Tom and mouse Jerry seem like the least likely candidates for such a job but, hey, they have to do something more than just beat on each other for 100 minutes.

But do they really? Every time the dull and humor-less human character interacts with the cat and mouse feels like they’re bothering them. Every now and then Chloë Grace Moretz talks to both of them as if to say “Are you guys even doing anything in this plot?” And most of the time they’re not. They feel like they’re in their own little world of cartoon antics that are severely restrained by such a live-action setting. There are a few times they change shape and contort their bodies in cartoon fashion but it feels so rare. The majority of their time is spent looking fluid and showing the seems of their 3D-generated selves. For as great as such characters look in frenetic action they seem surprisingly dead when in their many resting phases.

There’s a lot of technical aspects that are incredibly off-putting for the animation/live-action merging but even when casting aside the visuals, this film just isn’t funny. I hate to sound like the snooty adult who feels he’s above kid’s humor but even on a simplistic level of silly, this film is so dead in the water. The antic of Tom & Jerry are par for the course and never go the extra mile to be cartoony. The human story of a wedding and hotel gig is sterile that any attempt at being comedic is incredibly jarring for being misfire after misfire.

And when Tom & Jerry isn’t funny, the unimportant questions start to come about. Why do animals appear animated but human characters are not? Why are certain objects animated also? Are apes animated or live-action based on their genetics? Yes, all of these questions are not important but when dealing with such excruciatingly unfunny film, what’s left to discuss? This film works on a low-bar for its premise and still comes up short.

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