The big-screen adaptation of Jim Davis' popular comic strip Garfield debuts on DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and French subtitles are accessible. This disc does offer first-rate sound and picture quality.
Ok when I watch films I do so on a 180" movie theater screen with full 7.1 surround sound and the Buttkicker transducer system. This is not to Bragg but to give an idea of the clarity that I rate both 4k and 1080p films. 1st off regardless if you are huge into 4k or still collect Blu-ray; I will add that with today's (Oppo) upscaling technology along with upscaling technology on theater projectors that the difference between Blu-ray & 4k is minimal. I will say that going over 180" that you will likely see a difference and recommend 4k for 150"+ screens. I found the film to be OK and 4 stars was given due to the advanced work that was done on the film for how old it is. The story is just OK and the film itself lacks a certain replayable ability. Its one of those film you might end up buying and never watching more than one time.... Personally I might watch it once ever 3-5 years. The picture was up to Blu-ray Quality, The sound was just OK. It lacked any score that would ever be remembered. All in all I like the film for what it is about (Garfield), but I'm just not a huge Garfield fan.. SO when I give it 4 stars its without bias towards my lack of interest in the comic strip to big screen fat orange lazy cat! Enjoy!
Our 4 yr old loves this movie; our oldest boy was about 4 when this movie first came out and he loved it just the same back in the day. It is good enough for adults to watch and be entertained as well. I believe Garfield is the only animated character, but it's done well enough you forget about it being an animated cat. I wouldn't buy this just for adults to watch (unless your a huge Garfield comics fan); however if you have a kid 8 and below, it's good entertainment.
The plot of the movie is a silly caper. Garfield is well ensconced as John's favorite companion until John meets a cute nurse at the vets office. In trying to work up courage to ask her out, she fobs a dog off on him, Odie. Well, it doesn't take Garfield long to get jealous of the new pet in John's life and he works to get rid him. There are some very funny scenes with Garfield knocking Odie around, trying to play tricks on him, and funniest of all, competing with each other dancing.