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Catwoman
« on: April 8, 2004, 02:35 PM »
Anyone excited to see this film, I know seeing Halle Berry kick some ass is always something I love to watch!

What do you think about the film that is going to be released on 8-6-04?

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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #1 on: April 8, 2004, 02:49 PM »
That costume looks like sh!t.  No self respecting vigilante super hero would wear something like that.

My prediction: bomb.  Hot women does not a movie make (porn excluded)

« Last Edit: April 8, 2004, 02:50 PM by Mikey D »
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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #2 on: April 8, 2004, 04:09 PM »
Think I'll pass too. After seeing this small footage of the Oprah clip, well...  ::)

Oprah Winfrey's Catwoman Clip

My prediction, Halle Berry's career goes down the toilet!  

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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #3 on: April 8, 2004, 04:35 PM »
*shudder*

[has nightmares of horrible, horrible Batman movies and runs from room screaming...]

"NO!!!!!!!"

It figures that WB is gonna kick us Bat-fans in the crotch one more time before they give us another GOOD DC Character movie :(

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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #4 on: April 8, 2004, 04:45 PM »
I had thought WB would have learned their lesson with Birds of Prey. You just can't take Batman out his own mythos.

I've yet to read one positive thing about this "Catwoman." It not only ignores the comic book character it's based on, it ignores the entire legend. WB put out some marketing info last year that read:

- This is not your older brother's Catwoman.
- She is a departure from the familiar DC Comics Catwoman.
- Forget Batman.
- Forget Gotham City.
- Forget heist pictures and cat burglars.
- This is the Catwoman of the ages, the Catwoman of legends.
- This Catwoman is an original.

They also promoted the property with the line "a nocturnal hero doesn't mean a dark world:"

- A futuristic city.
- A place where you'd like to live.
- A landscape of chrome and bright colors.

Forget Gotham City indeed. And like the latest model automobile, they listed "Patience's New Options:"

- Enhanced night vision.
- Catlike grace and agility.
- Ability to land on her feet.
- Stalking instincts.
- Stealth-like maneuverability.
- Spring-loaded leaps.
- Craving for fish, cream and revenge.

Sorry, but if it doesn't have anything to do with Batman, why bother calling it "Catwoman?"

Her origin is so similar to The Crow they'd be better off calling it "Copycatwoman."  ::)
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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #5 on: April 8, 2004, 04:56 PM »
A black Catwoman in a crapy ass suit. No......just........no....
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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #6 on: April 8, 2004, 05:38 PM »
Ertha Kitt, one of the original catwomen was black.

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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #7 on: April 8, 2004, 05:44 PM »
Garbage. Has anyone read the plot summary for this? Garbage. Its not even Catwoman from Batman...its totaly changed.

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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #8 on: April 8, 2004, 06:20 PM »
Catwoman over the years:

Julie Newmar.

 

Lee Meriwether.



Eartha Kitt.

 

Michelle Pfeiffer.



Now this! Halle Berry.


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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #9 on: April 8, 2004, 07:18 PM »
I have no interest in going to watch hit-and-run Halle play Catwoman.  I didn't care for her as Storm and I when I saw that Oprah clip I just about gagged.  No thanks!!  

The best Catwoman (IMO) was Julie Newmar.  I still have the view master reels of Batman and she was the actress in those and the only one I really remember.  
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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #10 on: April 8, 2004, 07:24 PM »
I like the idea of Halle Berry as Catwoman.  A lot.  That costume is near box office poison, though.  I haven't seen the clip.  Is it really that bad?

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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #11 on: April 8, 2004, 09:29 PM »
That costume looks like sh!t.  No self respecting vigilante super hero would wear something like that.

My prediction: bomb.  Hot women does not a movie make (porn excluded)



Agreed.

I genuinely like Halle Berry, but think she might have a wee tad of a self destructive bent.  Pity, seems genuine and bright.  

The costume makes no sense.  Precisely why would she be clawing the thigh region of her costume?  Mikey's obvious allusion aside, it makes no sense.  

As far as black goes for catwoman, Spooky is absolutely right, Eartha Kitt, as others also pointed out, was black as well, pretty much at the same time as Uhura (Michelle _____) was breaking down barriers on Star Trek.  Not at all trying to start a war here, but you have to remember that back when the comics were first coming out, racism was particularly rampant, insipid and quite frankly, normal.  I'm old enough to remember that most of my parents generation bluntly put, were racist.  It was the norm of that time.  Not that it was right, but you tend to reflect what society considers normal.  As such, very, very few comics had anything other than caucasian roles.  End of sermon/history lesson/soapbox.
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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #12 on: April 8, 2004, 11:09 PM »
WOW!!

This thread went far!

So none of you are interested?
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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #13 on: April 8, 2004, 11:31 PM »
Disgusting.

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Re: Catwoman
« Reply #14 on: April 9, 2004, 11:26 AM »
Hilarious.

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