Originally Posted by The Joker
If we're to believe that bumbling mousy secretary Selina Kyle could climb buildings, do back flips, kick ass and be a master with a whip the way she did as Catwoman before she became Catwoman, then she would have kicked that clown's ass who took her hostage instead of acting like a screaming helpless damsel in distress.
Hathaway's Catwoman had a history of being a street smart criminal and cat burglar. Someone from that sort of background doesn't need any explanation on how they became an efficient fighter.
Bingo. Consistency is the key word here, folks. Hathaway started out bad ass and trained and stayed that way. Pfeiffer didn't.