Garfield: A Tail Of Two Kitties

Garfield: A Tail Of Two Kitties is the sequel to - well - Garfield, of course.

Personally, I thought that it was superior to the original.

The story is a rough take on The Prince and The Pauper storyline. Liz (Jennifer Love-Hewitt), girlfriend of Jon (Breckin Meyer) is heading to England to give a keynote address. Jon follows because he wants to pop the question. Garfield tags along because he doesn't want Jon to pop the question. Odie goes too because.. well.. just because. Meanwhile, living in the fictional "Carlisle Castle" is pampered noble moggie Prince (voiced by Tim Curry) who has just inherited the estate from his dead owner. Dead owner's nephew Lord Dargis (Billy Connolly) wants the estate, but as long as Prince is alive, he can't have it.

What follows is a mildly predictable romp through incompetent murder attempts, mistaken identity farce, some song and dance scenes, a few "getting to know you" moments, and some genuinely hilarious slapstick.

By far the funniest character in the movie is the one with the fewest lines: a pathologically stupid, but terminally violent rottweiler named Rommel (voiced by Vinnie Jones).

Altogether a good movie. Great for the kids.

Doombreed rating: ****1/2

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