OK, I haven’t seen the movie, and I probably won’t.
I remember when I was a kid reading Garfield in the comics. I used to try drawing the fat cat and his complimenting cast in class when I should have been learning about photosynthesis and fractions. I loved the art, and the jokes were pretty good. ‘Were’ being the operative word.
I don’t quite know when Garfield became a marketing juggernaut instead of a funny comic strip (Peanuts handled both wonderfully), but it hasn’t been funny in a long long loooooooooong time.
I’m predicting about a week in the theaters and then on DVD in the checkout lane at my local grocery the following weekend.
There’s a good review of it in the Chicago Tribune today. And here’s a great article I found at Slate!
I hope I’m wrong and it’s really funny, but I wouldn’t bet my lasagna on it.
Here’s one of my cartoons cartoons for all the cat people out there!