Art & Life

‘Tom & Jerry’ a hilarious throwback

"Tom & Jerry"
A “Tom & Jerry” movie poster at the Galaxy16 Cinema movie theater in Cedar Rapids, IA, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. PHOTO BY JESSICA MCWILLIAMS.

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It’s been a year since the Communiqué has been able to review a newly released movie as many of the movies that were scheduled to be released in 2020 were either pushed to 2021 or released to various streaming services.  

However, Galaxy 16 Cinema in Cedar Rapids, along with other theaters in the area are now open. Currently, Galaxy 16 has limited show times and movies available. The theater also has select seats available. Those seats have a label that movie goers remove prior to use showing that the seat had been cleaned. The theater also lets viewers preorder concisions so they are not standing in a line with other people to place an order.  

Now let’s talk about the movie. “Tom & Jerry” was originally a cartoon that premiered in 1940. The new film is an animated and live action hybrid movie that stars the cartoons Tom and Jerry as themselves, Michael Anthony Peña as Terrance, a hotel assistant, and Chloe Grace Moretz as Kayla, a millennial without any skills or qualifications hoping to score a job during the wedding of the year at New York City’s most exclusive hotel. 

Jerry, the mouse, moves in the said fancy hotel and causes a ruckus that complicates Kayla’s life as she tries to keep the wedding on track. After a chance meeting with Tom, the cat, she hires him to hunt and catch Jerry. Terrance is jealous of Kayla and also works to side track the wedding and wreak havoc in the hotel. 

The movie is hilarious. All animals were animated which was a cute touch. For students looking for a study break, I would recommend “Tom & Jerry.” It is full of cute throwback Easters eggs that are fun for everyone. 

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Image courtesy of Jessica McWilliams | Kirkwood Communiqué

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