For once I really don't care for the average rate on here; this is a little masterpiece and I'm gonna keep it short, simple and easy to understand why.
This movie lacks everything the original 1992-movie did wrong (Tom and Jerry talking, buddies right away, annoying new side-characters in the first 5 minutes, songs that just did not have a place in a Tom and Jerry-movie, too big an emphasize on the human characters), but kept or improved everything that that movie did right (The alley cats, Droopy-cameo, a nice origin story for Tom and Jerry, especially by not making Jerry completely flawless for once). Better yet, they went out of their way and made amazing callbacks to the original 1940s-1960s cartoons, by including famous jokes in a new style, and even using Tom's original screams, nicely placed throughout the movie.
This time around, the emphasize of the story is placed onto the human characters again, but it's in good taste. Extra points for making Kayla and Terrence become some sort of symbolic, human versions of Tom and Jerry themselves. Nice touch: not only Tom and Jerry are animated 2D-characters in this movie: ALL animals are! Elephants, peacocks, doves, butterflies, a wedding couple's feline cat (and of course Spike), even a couple random dogs in the background are animated in the same, quirky animation-style. With just this little attention to detail, it becomes a movie that actually makes sense.
All in all, this is exactly the kind of movie I expected out of a Tom and Jerry-movie. Chloë Grace Moretz crushed it (her interactions with the duo are flawless), as well as the rest of the cast, including Tom and Jerry as themselves.
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