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Old 08-12-05, 07:51 AM
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Garfield 2.. Why?

Murray has cat's eye on 'Garfield 2'
Friday August 12 4:44 AM ET

Bill Murray is in negotiations to reprise his role as the voice of Garfield in "Garfield 2," which is slated for a summer 2006 release.

Breckin Meyer and Jennifer Love Hewitt have signed on to return to the sequel to 20th Century Fox's 2004 hit. Hewitt's role, however, will be greatly reduced because she is filming the upcoming CBS series "Ghost Whisperer."

Lucy Davis, best known for her role on the U.K. version of "The Office," and Scottish comic Billy Connolly ("The Last Samurai") also are entering the fat cat's lair. Davis will play animal lover Abby Westminster, a fashionable professional who has been brought in to try and trap Lord Dargis (Connelly) into revealing his evil plans. Tim Hill will direct.

Murray is currently in theaters with Jim Jarmusch's "Broken Flowers."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter


http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/va/2...384706900.html
Old 08-12-05, 08:12 AM
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Business Data for Garfield (2004)

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)
Gross:: $75,367,693 (USA) + $99,800,000 (Non-USA)

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Oh, I dunno...
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The first one was a hit? Guess anything family related is nowadays thanks to DVD sales and the desire for pacification, like the Vin Diesel flick "The Pacifier."
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Business Data for Garfield (2004)

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)
Gross:: $75,367,693 (USA) + $99,800,000 (Non-USA)

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Oh, I dunno...
didn't realize it did those kind of numbers
Old 08-12-05, 09:49 AM
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Aye, does not say much for popular opinion and tastes does it? CG'ing stuff that just looks awkward but would have been beautiful in traditional animation. Good example of that is coming smurfs movie.
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Garfield cost $50 million to make???
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the first one was 70 minutes of my life I am never getting back...I'm certainly not going to see a Garfield 2

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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas
Garfield cost $50 million to make???
Well the main character was all CG, I can imagine.
Old 08-12-05, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by mdc3000
the first one was 70 minutes of my life I am never getting back...I'm certainly not going to see a Garfield 2

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well that's a winning endorsment.
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I actually picked the first one up for cheap (yeah, not cheap enough). I certainly have no interest to see any more.
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I watched it with my kids. We all liked it, Nowhere near as bad as it's made out to be. I'd give the sequel a chance just for curiosity's sake.
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Rumor has it (on millarworld.net) comic book great Warren Ellis is writing the screenplay.

I'd half-watch it for that reason alone.

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the reason "why?" could be easily explained that Hollywood needs to fill out it's quota of "crap" movies for the year.
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Ghostbusters 3 will never happen because of Murray, but here comes Garfield 2!!!! Woohoo!!
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Although Bill Murray was inspired casting as the voice of Garfield, the movie was disappointing on pretty much every level. Just when you don't think it can get any worse, the fat cat starts dancing. DANCING!! Argh. Of course, I'd probably sit thru the sequel if A) I was bored enough and/or B) it was free. I'd seriously have to consider that my time is also important though.

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This has to be a case where the sequel is better than the original, right? It's just gotta be. There's no way it can be worse than the first....although there was Scooby Doo's sequel.
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Probably for the same reason we had a sequel to Mask and Dumb and Dumber and Mrs. Doubtfire and all the rest of the craptacular sequels that just keep coming.

But yet we cannot get Buena Vista to green light M Night's Breakable. Such a pity.
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
Probably for the same reason we had a sequel to Mask and Dumb and Dumber andMrs. Doubtfire and all the rest of the craptacular sequels that just keep coming.
what, they are making a sequel to that???
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
what, they are making a sequel to that???
Somebody posted on the movie board before that they saw info at IMDB.com about a sequel.

Sadly....
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ubtfire+sequel
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I'd watch the original if JHL got her kit off.
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The trailer that everyone's been waiting for: Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties

http://movies.aol.com/movie_exclusiv...ield_2_trailer
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This is all just a very very bad dream, right?
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My 3yo absolutely loves Garfield. She will watch the DVD from beginning to end. When Garfield starts dancing, she hops in circles. When Odie is put out, she gets very sad. This is a movie that she can connect to and enjoy on her level.

Not everything is aimed at 18-34yo audiences. (But I do enjoy watching JLH's perky, ah, personality. Wilmer, you lucky dog, you.)
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Yeah, my 3 year old niece loves it. Watches the DVD almost daily (or at least every day I'm over at my bros). Seems to be the one she puts in her disney dvd player when going to bed almost every night.

I thought it was terrible, but the little kids seemed to love it, so I can see why they're making a sequel.
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Even if it is a juvenile movie, there are little tidbits like when Garfield tells Jon to "Show her how the cow eats the cabbage!" We are still trying to decipher that one. Maybe is takes an adult brain to distort it into something dirty.

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