Hey. You know this isn’t going to be The Shawshank Redemption, right?
Seriously, I’m not sure when the expectations for “The Tom and Jerry Movie” became so high. What we get here is exactly what we should get. An enjoyable distraction for the kiddos that is also a mild taste of nostalgia featuring these two cartoon icons.
That’s it. No more.
When Tom and Jerry continue their decades long blood feud at a fancy hotel, hijinx ensues.
That’s is also it. This is Tom And Jerry. One of the simplest kinds of entertainment. Ever.
Chloe Grace Moretz stars here as a street hustler turned hotel wedding planner, and she charms by cheesing it up in every way possible. Michael Pena and Ken Jeung also star in similarly cornball roles. No one is taking it too seriously
Because this is Tom and freakin Jerry..
The problem with Tom and Jerry is that there are actually gaps when the duo are actually missing for decent periods of time. That is a legit problem with this paper thin story. It might also be about 10 minutes too long.
In the end though, Tom And Jerry fulfill the same purpose that they’ve had for generations now, and that is beating the heck out of each other, occasionally taking a goofy detour, and eventually reaching an agreeable end to their story. We smile and we move on. Director Tim Story has manged to do that here.
And unlike so many films we’ve lost during this pandemic, this one is enjoyed fine both at the theater and streaming at home.
Tom And Jerry
Stay after the credits? Yes.
Running Time: 1 hour 41 minutes