Director: Tim Story
Writer: Kevin Costello (Screenplay)
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, Colin Jost, Jordan Bolger, Rob Delaney, Patsy Ferran
Plot: A chaotic battle ensues between Jerry Mouse, who has taken refuge in the Royal Gate Hotel, and Tom Cat, who is hired to drive him away before the day of a big wedding arrives.
Tagline – Best of Enemies. Worst of Friends.
Runtime: 1 Hour 41 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Tom and Jerry starts as a young woman Kayla (Moretz) hustles her way into a job in the Royal Gate Hotel for a fancy wedding. The problem comes when Jerry has taken refuge in the hotel and Kayla is assigned to get the mouse out.
Kayla hires Tom to help, as the action of the pair cause chaos in the hotel and for the wedding, forcing Kayla to go to the extremes to stop the chaos ruining the special day.
Thoughts on Tom and Jerry
Thoughts – Tom and Jerry is a live-action animated movie in the similar ideas of Space Jam and Sonic the Hedgehog, this time bringing the legendary cat and mouse, Tom & Jerry to the big screen. Tom & Jerry randomly puts the pair in New York, causing chaos in the big apple, which takes away what once made the main location the most interesting. Where Tom & Jerry falls even shorter in quality, is the fact we do have a storyline that should be more important about accepting responsibility in life, as a wedding is being planned, which would show a joining of culture with love. It isn’t until the later part of the film, when anything comes together and feels watchable, which could have easily just been the basic romantic comedy, without even including Tom and Jerry, for everything we get to see.
Final Thoughts – Tom and Jerry is a lazy comedy falling short in jokes, heart, soul and storytelling.