There have been many live action movies made of popular cartoon characters over the years, and quite a few of them have failed to please. 'Garfield' however, I'm happy to say did not.
As a loyal reader of the comic strips, I was never of the opinion that Garfield was for children's only, far from it. However, it is kids (who will learn about the importance of friendship) who will probably be the main audience for this film, but the delightful humour and cute story will also win over the adults.
You'd have to have a serious lack of humour to not find the quirky, lazy cat with the huge appetite for lasagne funny. The plot is simple, Garfield finds himself having to save Odie (much like the classic cartoon short 'Here Comes Garfield' from over two decades before) from a life of hell as a TV puppet. Actors Breckin Meter and Jennifer Love Hewitt are good as Garfield's owner Jon and his love interest Liz, the latter who has been long established as a character in the comic strip.
If your sceptical about a live action Garfield adventure, don't be - I think you may be pleasantly surprised by this 2004 film.
I've always disliked cats, but I have to make an exception for Garfield.