Tom & Jerry Review: A Live-Action Hipster Remake That's Strictly for Kids

Tom & Jerry Review: A Live-Action Hipster Remake That's Strictly for Kids
Tom and Jerry return to theaters and HBO Max in a hipster, live-action film that's strictly for younger children. The classic Hanna-Barbera cat and mouse cartoon are still the best of frenemies. But get a modern update that rankled my old-school sensibilities. I knew things were going to be different when an animated pigeon starts rapping in the opening scene. The film isn't a musical, but there are a few auto-tuned songs that turned me off completely. That said, Tom & Jerry are still up to the usual bag of tricks. Tom chases Jerry, gets pummelled in numerous creative ways, and Jerry escapes laughing. Kids will be entertained by the hijinks. Adults and fans of the shorts will find the updated storyline lacking.

Tom & Jerry opens in New York City with the two critters on different missions. Jerry is looking for a new place to live. He's not impressed
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