This afternoon I went to see the movie "Garfield the Movie" at AMC, Festival Walk.
I watched the cartoon when I was young and had a "love & hate" relationship with Garfield. I always thought of Garfield's character as a fat, lazy and sarcastic cat. This movie tried very hard to maintain that stereotype created by the cartoon, but failed in many ways.
If I was the casting director I would cast Jack Nicholson rather than Bill Murray as the voice of Garfield. In Hong Kong, for the Cantonese version, they chose a perfect actor, "Lau Ching Wan", for Garfield's voice. Of all the actors in Hong Kong, if someone was to ask me who reminds me of Garfield the most, I would say "Lau Ching Wan". This is not because Lau Ching Wan is one of my favorite Hong Kong actor. Some of the other great movies that Lau Ching Wan had stared in that I would recommend are "Running Out of Time" and "Running Out of Time 2".
May be I need to see the Cantonese version to like this movie. I guess that will have to wait if and when I purchase the DVD.
|Not to be missed|
|Wait for the DVD|
|Buy from iTunes Store|
|Rent it on iTunes|
|Waste your time elsewhere|