Episode audio warning: there is a weird bumping the mic sound for the first 20 minutes of this episode. We completely apologize but we can't fix it. Its annoying and I hate it and want it to die but we can't fix it.
We are just going to say right out the gate that Catwoman sucks. It's awful. Pure garbage and terrible film-making. It very well may be the worst made movie that we have viewed on this podcast. This belongs in the bottom 20 on IMDB. Blech.
The movie attempts to be a special effects masterpiece. There is an amazing amount of unnecessary CGI that all looks completely awful. We know that this was 2004 and CGI wasn't quite as good as we have now. Simple solution = don't add it. So much of it could be eliminated and wouldn't change the movie in the slightest. Ugh.
The filmmakers also have no consent of reality and how things work in the world. Halle Berry's character is an "art designer" at a skin care company, however her boss yells at her for no reason and then tells her the basic "just be better at your job" managerial style that does NOT get you to be the CEO of a major corporation. She also delivers her art layout drafts to a science research facility across town, when her boss is just upstairs.
Continuity is a huge problem (what floor of the apartment building does she live on?), regular people have super hearing, Benjamin Bratt has the power of plot convenience and islands can appear from nowhere.
We tried to feel pity for Halle Berry. We did. We tried to blame her awful on screen time on the director and say that she was just doing the best she could with an awful script and character. But about a quarter of the way through we couldn't continue the charade anymore. She sucks. She does a terrible job. Sometimes she's laughable and then other times she just sucks. She tries to be tough but sexy but demure but sassy but achieves none of them.
This is an atrocious pile of trash and at no point should it be viewed by mankind.
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The cat in the movie is not a tabby but an actual Egyptian Mau. On the other hand, the "Egyptian Mau" was originally bred in Europe in the '50s and has only trace Egyptian heritage. So it goes.