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Catwoman

Just in time for the Razzies, where it took Worst Picture and Halle Berry took Worst Actress, the OH and I watched Catwoman last night.

We put it on our Netflix queue because two people whose movie tastes we trust thought it wasn't too bad. We weren't disappointed. It certainly wasn't the best movie that could have been made of the subject, but I think there are a lot worse ways to spend my time than watching a movie that qualifies under the Bechdel rule, where women help each other, where women are powerful in a variety of ways, where one female character has no man and no interest in one, and another female character decides she's more interested in living her life than being partnered with a man with whom she doesn't agree about morals/ethics. There was also a reasonable male character, and a discussion about assumptions. And there was a fat woman character who does want a boyfriend and gets one. The plot criticized the cosmetics industry and addressed the frustration that women feel when they age past the point of youthful attractiveness and are tossed aside and when they are expected to turn all their ambitions to a focus on beauty.

Besides, it had kittycats in it.

The OH also thought that Halle Berry did a good job of moving like a cat.

And it had plot holes big enough to drive small moons through, and wooden acting, and two-dimensional villains, and I reallyreally don't think any part-feline being would consider high heels to be suitable gear for prowling around rooftops.

Comments

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kightp
Feb. 28th, 2005 06:22 am (UTC)
I thought it was pretty cool of Berry to actually show up at the Razzies and accept her "award."

As for plot holes: Comic book. 'Nuff said...
rmjwell
Feb. 28th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
Hey! "Road to Perdition" was a comic book, missie. So is "Sin City" which looks pretty damned amazing.
karenkay
Feb. 28th, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC)
I've added it to my Netflix queue based on your recommendation.:)
wild_irises
Feb. 28th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
Are alanbostick and I the two people whose tastes you trust? 'Cause we both thought it was a lot better than its press, though far from perfect. My review would be pretty close to yours.
firecat
Feb. 28th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
You were one, kyubi was another. (I have reason to trust Alan's tastes too, but I don't remember talking to him specifically about Catwoman.)
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