‘Tom and Jerry’ movie 2020: Nostalgia or Anemoia? Here’s how the fans reacted!

The most anxiously awaited moment has come for all the Tom and Jerry geeks out there! Yes, the trailer of ‘Tom and Jerry’ movie 2020, is out now! The trailer which was released recently has come up with a cluster of multifarious responses from the fan followers of the ever adored comic series of Tom and Jerry.

Released on Tuesday, the trailer begins with the song Count On Me by Bruno Mars playing in the background with the narrator saying that Tom and Jerry are ready to ‘start over in a big city’. The 2-minute-24-second long trailer shows the cat and mouse pair in a familiar chase. The events are set in New York city and the nuanced atmosphere of animal vs human conflict is an add on to the cat and mouse chase of the usual Tom and Jerry series.

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After watching the trailer, for a moment the viewers were taken back to the golden age of 90s,to those pearlescent days of their childhood. But the intrusion of the 3D world of human beings cinematographied in a hybrid manner dragged them back to reality. This hybrid mode picturisation has garnered both positive and negative responses from the fans.

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Many claimed that the latest iteration of the Tom and Jerry characters does not do a complete injustice to the originality and keeps the animation true to 2D. However, the end-product, as seen in the trailer, looks to be a confusing iteration of the IP which does not know what audience its actually aiming at. Will it fake the audience was a question that popped up with relation to the 2D-3D combo.

While some thought the movie made Tom and Jerry look good as usual, many of them rued the lack of no proper story. Some also criticized the unimpressive interactive style taken up by the live actors and animation characters, which makes the film bad.

The following are a few reactions:

“Who’s willing to bet that most of the slapstick was in the trailer and the movie itself is mostly focused on the humans doing boring personal issues like a majority of movies like this— Justin says Break out the gullotines!” (@WolfmanJustin) November 17, 2020.

“I am so Glad they didn’t try to make Tom & Jerry realistic in anyway. It’s so refreshing to see cartoons characters in the real world without any ugly realistic features slapped on to make it somewhat more “Believable”— Kitty-catfox #SaveTrickmoon (@KittenFox55) November 17, 2020.

“This looks awful!!! The whole point of Tom and Jerry is the slapstick cartoon violence. Its like they completely ignore it here”— Ralph (SAO LN Elitist) (@Rkraiem100) November 17, 2020.

“One of the things I like about this film is that Tom and Jerry look and feel like the same exact characters from the old cartoons. Which is half the job of winning me over.”-Eli Sanza (@ejunki2014) November 17, 2020.

The mixed bag that the movie seems to have mustered a mixed response from the viewers!

Tom and Jerry, a widely popular animated franchise and series of comedy short films created in 1940, centres on the rivalry between the titular characters of a cat named Tom and a mouse named Jerry. The film features Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, Rob Delaney, Colin Jost, and Ken Jeong and is scheduled to be released on March 5, 2021.

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