History Film / Catwoman

21st Nov '16 10:50:33 PM SCMof2814
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GenderFlip: Oddly enough, the closest thing in the film to any DC Comics plot element is the resemblance between Laurel's arc and the original ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics origin story for Black Mask, the male C-list Batman villain who became comics Catwoman's personal ArchEnemy during her 2000s solo series.

to:

* GenderFlip: Oddly enough, the closest thing in the film to any DC Comics plot element is the resemblance between Laurel's arc and the original ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics origin story for Black Mask, the male C-list Batman villain who became comics Catwoman's personal ArchEnemy during her 2000s solo series. The concept of a literally-addictive beauty product bears a resemblance to the origin story of Clayface from ''Batman: TAS''.
7th Oct '16 3:32:46 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CorruptCorporateExecutive: George is one [[spoiler: and later Laurel is revealed to be this, too.]]

to:

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: George is one [[spoiler: and later [[spoiler:and Laurel is revealed turns out to be this, too.far worse.]]
19th Jun '16 3:38:29 AM OlfinBedwere
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DigitalDestruction: A rare instance of this happening in a film's ''theatrical'' release, with virtually all detail on Catwoman's skin being erased so as to make the transitions to her CGI model less jarring. Even the film's other scenes have excessive levels of noise reduction applied.
26th May '16 7:29:29 AM AnotherGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* EvilLaugh: George and Laurel have the archetypal CorruptCorporateExecutive SmugSnake chuckle.
26th May '16 7:26:26 AM AnotherGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->''"Me-Ouch"''
-->--The headline of [[http://www.villagevoice.com/film/me-ouch-6406435 the Village Voice review]]



----

to:

----
25th Jan '16 11:53:48 AM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A 2004 superhero film loosely based based on the comic book character, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}. VERY loosely.

to:

A 2004 superhero film loosely based based on the comic book character, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}. VERY loosely.
12th Jan '16 1:40:37 AM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The 2004 film. Patience Phillips (played by Creator/HalleBerry), is a shy secretary with few friends who works at the Hedare cosmetics company; she is killed by her boss' scheming wife Laurel after she learns that the company is developing an anti-aging cream that may give good results but comes with '''severe''' side effects. Patience is subsequently brought back to life and given special, cat-like abilities by Midnight, an Egyptian Mau she earlier encountered and attempted to rescue. Now she must stop Laurel and come to terms with the changes brought on by her abilities.

Loosely based on the comic book character, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, though the resemblance pretty much stops at the name.

to:

The A 2004 film. superhero film loosely based based on the comic book character, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}. VERY loosely.

Patience Phillips (played by Creator/HalleBerry), is a shy secretary with few friends who works at the Hedare cosmetics company; she is killed by her boss' scheming wife Laurel after she learns that the company is developing an anti-aging cream that may give good results but comes with '''severe''' side effects. Patience is subsequently brought back to life and given special, cat-like abilities by Midnight, an Egyptian Mau she earlier encountered and attempted to rescue. Now she must stop Laurel and come to terms with the changes brought on by her abilities.

Loosely based on the comic book character, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, though the resemblance pretty much stops at the name.
12th Jan '16 1:31:18 AM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Has nothing to do with the comic book character [[ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} of the same name]] except for a woman dressed up as a cat.

to:

Has nothing to do with Loosely based on the comic book character [[ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} of character, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, though the same name]] except for a woman dressed up as a cat.
resemblance pretty much stops at the name.
7th Jan '16 9:42:03 PM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InNameOnly: Go read a ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' comic. '''Any''' ''Catwoman'' comic. Then compare it to this movie. Other than the main character being a cat-themed anti-heroine who dresses in black leather and wields a whip, there's no resemblance. If you keep that in mind you'll enjoy this movie a lot more.
** There is a ''very'' vague resemblance to the Selina from ''BatmanReturns,'' in that Patience returns from near-death with cat-based powers, but that's the closest resemblance you'll find.
* {{Irony}}: It's entirely possible that this bomb of a movie saved Halle's career rather than sinking it. After her Oscar win, Halle had developed a reputation for being a raging diva. However, when this movie tanked, it served as a kick in the gut and brought her back down to Earth. She accepted the Golden Raspberry award in person, which enhanced her reputation as a GracefulLoser.

to:

* InNameOnly: Given that the main character isn't even Selena Kyle, you kinda have to expect this trope to be in play. Go read a ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' comic. '''Any''' ''Catwoman'' comic. Then compare it to this movie. Other than the main character being a cat-themed anti-heroine who dresses in black leather and wields a whip, there's no resemblance. If you keep that in mind you'll enjoy this movie a lot more.
** There is a ''very'' vague resemblance to the Selina from ''BatmanReturns,'' in that Patience returns from near-death with cat-based powers, but that's the closest resemblance you'll find.
* {{Irony}}: It's entirely possible that this bomb of a movie saved Halle's career rather than sinking it. After her Oscar win, Halle had developed a reputation for being a raging diva. However, when this movie tanked, it served as a kick in the gut and brought her back down to Earth. She accepted the Golden Raspberry award in person, which enhanced her reputation as a GracefulLoser.
more.



** Also, [[spoiler: there is a scene where Laurel is conspicuously applying Beau-line.]]
*** Patience does not wear make-up.



* MsFanservice: Catwoman, of course.
** Arguably Laurel, too.

to:

* MsFanservice: %%* MsFanservice:
%%**
Catwoman, of course.
** Arguably %%** Laurel, too.



* ThePowerOfLove: In a manner of speaking.

to:

%%* ThePowerOfLove
* ThePowerOfLove: In SatelliteLoveInterest: Tom Lone. Really, what else do we know about him other than he's in love with Patience? He's a manner of speaking.cop. Although even that may not be saying much...



* SatelliteLoveInterest: Tom Lone. Really, what else do we know about him other than he's in love with Patience? He's a cop. Although even that may not be saying much...



* ThemeSongPowerUp
* WhiteHairBlackHeart

to:

* %%* ThemeSongPowerUp
* WhiteHairBlackHeartWhiteHairBlackHeart: Laurel is blonde and evil as they come.
7th Jan '16 9:38:31 PM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AntiHero: Catwoman

to:

* AntiHero: CatwomanCatwoman. Though a hero, she's got no compunctions about roughing up her targets.



* CatFight: [[spoiler: The film's [[TheClimax climax]]]].
* CatGirl: Three guesses who (and the first two don't count).

to:

* CatFight: [[spoiler: The film's [[TheClimax climax]]]].
* CatGirl: Three guesses who (and the first two don't count).Catwoman, of course, wears a cat-themed costume.



* ClassyCatBurglar: Guess who.

to:

* ClassyCatBurglar: Guess who.Catwoman again.



* CoolestClubEver

to:

* %%* CoolestClubEver



* DarkIsNotEvil[=/=]LightIsNotGood: In the final fight scene, [[spoiler: the leather clad Catwoman is pitted against the white wearing Laurel]].

to:

* DarkIsNotEvil[=/=]LightIsNotGood: DarkIsNotEvil: Along with LightIsNotGood. In the final fight scene, [[spoiler: the leather clad Catwoman is pitted against the white wearing Laurel]].



--> ''"There are [[RuleOfThree three]] good things in Catwoman: Halle Berry's face, Halle Berry's body, and Halle Berry's costume. Those are first-rate. Everything else in this movie is unbelievably bad."''

to:

--> ''"There are [[RuleOfThree three]] good things in Catwoman: Halle Berry's face, Halle Berry's body, and Halle Berry's costume. Those are first-rate. Everything else in this movie is unbelievably bad."''
This list shows the last 10 events of 113. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.Catwoman