Screening Room

The Underrated: Catwoman (2004)

post_catwoman   First, check your knee-jerk reaction at the anti-social media door. I can see you prepared to pull your digital pants down to crap all over this. Heck, I am guilty of crapping on this film from 2004 myself.

   Until last night, I had only seen clips of this movie and read / heard other people’s opinions about it. That’s not how I roll anymore so I wanted to give it a fair shake. That’s exactly what I set out to do.

   Without taking everything so damn seriously, like many of us do all to often, I was just looking for something that would be interesting, have a fresh take, and be fun to watch with Mrs. Multiverse.post_catwoman-2

   With the Multiverse in mind, I went in with no preconceived notion as to what Catwoman is “supposed to be”. It already had a few pluses going in with Halle Berry 🥰 and Benjamin Bratt, two actors I enjoy watching. While I am not totally sold on her final outfit, I prefered the leather jacket look, I enjoyed the film.

   I feel like this was a pretty empowering movie for a young girl to watch. I mean, I can sit here and say that the outfit is hyper-sexulaized but at the end of the day I doubt if it was something that Halle didn’t want to wear she wouldn’t have at that point in her career.

 

   Was this my favorite depiction of Catwoman? No. My favorite is from Batman: The Animated Series, but this is a fun reinterpretation of the character. We’ll be watching it again.

   If you are here for some in depth review or for me to talk about pacing, etc, this isn’t the bLog post that you are looking for. Like I said, I was interested in a good time, not a deep philosophical journey that would change my life forever. If I want that, I’ll go outside and experience life directly, not through any sort of media.

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