That was an excellent one.
Good concept, poorly executed.
A Disappointing Continuation
The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
I understand why people hate this movie. Mostly due to Halle Berry's representation as Catwoman, different characters, different storyline from the Batman comic books, and the overtly sexual Catwoman costume. But to be honest, I actually liked it a lot. I watched this movie about 10 times and never got tired of it. Even though it's definitely not one of the best DC movies out there, it's definitely worth watching in my opinion.
(Flash Review)Apologies to Michelle Pfeiffer as this movie is a huge wart on the legacy of the character she brilliantly breathed life into. The goal of this movie must just have been to get Halle Berry and Sharon Stone to battle in eye catching outfits as the core story was crap and shallow with zero tension and no intrigue. With a similar core character plot as Catwoman in Batman, she has a mean boss, dies and comes back to life with goofy cat instincts. The CGI animation of her leaping about as a cat is burst out loud laughing terrible and for me the wrong tone as it took me out of whatever atmosphere they failed at generating. The evil plot point is about a dangerous skin care product with corporate greed at the center. Feel free to watch if you are in the mood for terrible dialog, comical CGI and shallow film making.
Patience Phillips (Halle Berry) is a meek, mild-mannered woman working in the advertising department of a cosmetics firm. One night, she sees and overhears something she wasn't meant to. The company's new line causes horrible scarring after extended use. Patience is killed because of what she learned. However, she is brought back to life by an Egyptian cat and granted many cat-like powers. She decides to use these powers to discover who killed her and put a stop to the company she once worked for.I knew of Catwoman's horrible reputation, but didn't really believe it could be that bad. I mean, squeezing the gorgeous Halle Berry into skin-tight leather should set you up for some thrills. Unfortunately, there's not a costume on Earth that could have saved this mess of a movie. Almost everything (the lone exception being some scenes with Halle Berry and Benjamin Bratt - I enjoyed the chemistry) is a disaster. The plot is paper thin, the baddies are weak, the acting is poor, the attempts at comedy are cringey, and the dialogue is silly. But as bad as all that is, nothing compares with the wretched special effects. I thought the CG cat looked horrible (and why use a CG cat anyway?), but then i saw the CG Halle Berry. I'm sure a small fortune was spent on these effects. What a waste! The shots of Adam West "climbing" buildings in the 1960s-era Batman TV show are more believable. It's just pathetic.
Reading all these shameful one star reviews I was expecting a truly terrible film with bad acting and dialogue and a confusing ridiculous story line. Well I was shocked at how it wasn't bad in any area. This was a very enjoyable lighthearted film trying to catpture a little of the style and spirit of the original 60's series. Maybe people were expecting a Christopher Nolan type film that takes itself overly serious but I'm very glad that wasn't this film. This film was fun and entertaining and the IMDb rating is a disgrace. Watch some other films with that kind of low rating and you'll soon see the difference between a bad film and this. 8/10