The Catwoman Appreciation Thread.

Discussion in 'DC Comics Films' started by Jennifer Walters, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. Jennifer Walters

    Jennifer Walters Attorney at Law

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    Believe it or not, there are actually people that like Catwoman (or CINO as the ones who dislike it call it), I am one on of them.

    This thread is simple. It's a place for the ones who LIKED the film to discuss it. If you didn't like it, and you want to gripe/moan/complain.....DON'T.
     
  2. warren_sparta27

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    what does CINO actually stand for?
     
  3. Jennifer Walters

    Jennifer Walters Attorney at Law

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    Catwoman in Name Only.
     
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    oh, ok gotcha ;)
     
  5. Manic

    Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    Since this is an appreciation thread, I'll just get all of the "good" things I have to say about this movie out of the way...

    Halle Berry is hot, and Alex Borstein has good comedic timing.
     
  6. Caliber

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    I pity the fool who likes it.
     
  7. RedIsNotBlue

    RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    I thought April Fools was over?
     
  8. Caliber

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    I guess this joke is good enough to go on
     
  9. Jennifer Walters

    Jennifer Walters Attorney at Law

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    Alright. Ummm...can you guys read? I said if you didn't like the movie don't post here...it's simple.

    I happen to like the movie. I also happen to like the comic book too, shocking yes. I know I'm in a minority, but even minorities need somewhere to discuss something and we should be able to do it in PEACE.
     
  10. RedIsNotBlue

    RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    Uhhh I really didn't post anything negative I was just checking to see if this was a prank chill out.
     
  11. Jennifer Walters

    Jennifer Walters Attorney at Law

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    I wasn't talking about you necessarily Red. I was talking about Caliber mainly. Sorry, if I offended you.
     
  12. The Kid

    The Kid AMERICA FTW

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    I liked this movie. **** anyone who jumped on the hate train right away.

    Rosario for the sequel!!!
     
  13. RedIsNotBlue

    RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    Well I can try and make a positive post.

    I heard the the early script treatment for this movie was actually good and it just got completely altered down the line. Now I LOVED Michelle Pfeiffer's portrayal of Catwoman which could be PARTLY why I was disappointed with this movie. This is the closest to positive as I can get.
     
  14. CConn

    CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Uhh...I find Halle Berry's skin town appealing. :confused:
     
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    Try using Google Desktop. It has a built-in spell checker for filling out forms.
     
  16. hippie_hunter

    hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    Sorry thats not going to happen :o
     
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    still waiting for the punchline...
     
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    Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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  19. shinlyle

    shinlyle King of the Haters

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    I should have known this thread was coming....it's been almost 4 months since the last "I'm an idiot and I think CatWOMAN ROXXORS PWNS u ALL" thread died out.

    The movie sucked. You may like it despite the fact that it was the worst film since "Howard the Duck", but that doesn't change the fact that it sucks, and it flopped, and there will NEVER be a sequel.

    Yes, if you liked the movie, then you have the right to express your opinion....although, the people who often express such opinions are the reason why certain countries oppress free speech, and it's imbeciles who think that films like "Catwoman" are great that give fascist dictators ammunition for aggressive takeovers of peaceful lands.

    Anyways...this thread sucks, because the subject matter sucks. If you were really such a die-hard "Catwoman the Atrocity" enthusiast, you would have used that pea-sized brain of yours to revive one of the handful of troll-infested threads on the same-subject, instead of starting a new one to attract even more ridicule to an already mocked film.

    I actually saved somethign for this thread, fromt he last thread that dealt with the EXACT SAME THING. Here's what I think of all who still ramble on about how great this failure of a film was:

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    Have a nice day.
     
  20. Manic

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    18 replies before someone got nasty about it. That sounds like a record.
     
  21. shinlyle

    shinlyle King of the Haters

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    Well.....in all fairness, I hadn't checked the forum in a couple of days...:D
     
  22. JackBauer

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    well, I wasn't as eloquent as shin, but I prefer a little more... finesse. :cool:
     
  23. GL1

    GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

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    I enjoyed "Catwoman" with Halle Berry. Make no mistake, Catwoman was NOT a great movie. It was a bit below average honestly, combined with the devotion to the subject matter that comics fans have (which isn't much, but it's still there), this movie is GUARANTEED to have a horrid reputation around here...

    Regardless, there were three things that I liked about Catwoman:

    1) Halle Berry's body... pretty simple... it's fun to watch...

    2) Capoeria... great fighting style put to great use in the film...

    3) CGI climbing/jumping/running... yes they looked fake, but I still enjoyed it... the same way I enjoy cartoons --shrug--

    Now while there is a laundry list of things I did NOT like about Catwoman, they did not detract from the things I did like...

    Cliches -- the gay friend, the fat friend (superb comedienne), the police love interest who doesn't know... all of these of course have non cliched potential, but, honestly, it wasn't used... her supporting cast was pretty straightforward. Catwoman vs Ben Bratt should have been played up more.

    Villains -- This was painful. They had a plot twist, but they gave it away WAY too early, it should have been saved for the climax, not the beginning of the third act. The villain herself, while again, a superb actress, was NOT even close to intimidating. Dear gosh... what can rubbergirl do to CATWOMAN, I mean... normal Catwoman, much less Super-Catwoman that Patience was... it's crazy. I mean, please, borrow a third rate Batman villain... the plot would have BEEN AWESOME for Clayface or Killer Croc both of whom would have been credible villains in a battle... I mean, even Charaxes or Firefly would have been welcome additions to this limp villany. Even Cat-Man could have at least highlighted the fight-the-male-dominance theory. This was, by far the biggest flaw in the film.

    Plot -- Toxic Makeup. That gives powers. To be honest, I can't think of another episode of BTAS that's better fitted to be adapted to Catwoman (assuming of course, that we can't use Batman becuz of the Begins monster)... but can we at least give it as strong a finish? A villain we can related to... a tragedy we can feel... a power level that's worth watching a fight between? They should've kept Clayface in this plot, and left Sharon Stone as a powerless mastermind (who is only revealed to be the power behind the suddenly dead powerless mastermind at the end). That would have been much more compelling. There are better plots to be had (say one involving... cat burglary?), but small changes could've made it MUCH better.

    Purring -- Eartha Kitt did it right... Michelle Pfeiffer did it right... Halle did not... whoever was directing kept the wrong takes...

    Moral -- "Freedom IS Power." Ouch. Put that down next to: "Do you know what happens when a toad is struck by lightning?" It's like... Whaaa? Is this what I am to go and apply to my life? Are you serious? Women should be free to do whatever the heck they want, damn the consequences? This is your female empowerment? Madness... madness...

    In short, too much inspiration for this movie was drawn from the 60s TV show (black Catwoman) and the cartoons (RenewU is addictive and gives us powers!) and not enough inspiration was taken from the comics (compelling characters, big fights, Batman Universe).

    Things I'm indifferent to (some people hate them, but I honestly don't care... nor should I):

    Patience Pierce Character. I read Batman comics, not Catwoman comics... Selina Kyle's cool, but without Bruce Wayne, I have zero interest in her.

    Costume. Catwoman's costume changes pretty regularly. It had ears and a whip. No complaints from me.

    All in all... a descent flick. Had shining parts, had surprises... had rough parts... don't buy the DVD, but it was definitely sit-through-able. Not the best, not the worst... just a weak, laughably corny and somewhat enjoyable movie.
     
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