History Film / Catwoman

26th May '16 7:29:29 AM AnotherGuy
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* EvilLaugh: George and Laurel have the archetypal CorruptCorporateExecutive SmugSnake chuckle.
26th May '16 7:26:26 AM AnotherGuy
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->''"Me-Ouch"''
-->--The headline of [[http://www.villagevoice.com/film/me-ouch-6406435 the Village Voice review]]



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25th Jan '16 11:53:48 AM Eagal
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A 2004 superhero film loosely based based on the comic book character, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}. VERY loosely.

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A 2004 superhero film loosely based based on the comic book character, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}. VERY loosely.
12th Jan '16 1:40:37 AM Eagal
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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.

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

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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
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* 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.

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* 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.

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Catwoman, of course.
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* ThePowerOfLove: In a manner of speaking.

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* 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

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* WhiteHairBlackHeartWhiteHairBlackHeart: Laurel is blonde and evil as they come.
7th Jan '16 9:38:31 PM Eagal
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* AntiHero: Catwoman

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* 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).

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* 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.

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* ClassyCatBurglar: Guess who.Catwoman again.



* CoolestClubEver

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

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* 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."''

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--> ''"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."''
7th Jan '16 9:34:21 PM Eagal
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* DesignatedGirlFight: Between Patience and [[spoiler:Laurel]].
7th Jan '16 9:32:49 PM Eagal
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* BackFromTheDead: How Patience becomes Catwoman.



* BackFromTheDead: How Patience becomes Catwoman.
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* BackFromTheDead: How Patience becomes Catwoman.
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7th Jan '16 9:32:33 PM Eagal
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->'''David''': I guess you could say I got killed by ''[[HurricaneOfPuns curiosity.]]''
->'''Chris''': That line is actually [[InsultToRocks too good for this movie.]]
-->--Chris Sims and David Uzumeri, ''[[http://comicsalliance.com/catwoman-movie-review/ ComicsAlliance]]''

->"''Thanks for putting me in a godawful, piece of shit movie! It was just what my career needed!''"
-->-- '''Halle Berry''' in accepting her Razzie

->"''This is barely a film; it's more like a music video slash TV commercial slash computer game.''"
-->-- '''Richard Roeper'''

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 as while dressed up as a hooker in a cat-themed costume.

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->'''David''': I guess you could say I got killed by ''[[HurricaneOfPuns curiosity.]]''
->'''Chris''': That line is actually [[InsultToRocks too good for this movie.]]
-->--Chris Sims and David Uzumeri, ''[[http://comicsalliance.com/catwoman-movie-review/ ComicsAlliance]]''

->"''Thanks for putting me in a godawful, piece of shit movie! It was just what my career needed!''"
-->-- '''Halle Berry''' in accepting her Razzie

->"''This is barely a film; it's more like a music video slash TV commercial slash computer game.''"
-->-- '''Richard Roeper'''


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 as while dressed up as a hooker in a cat-themed costume.
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* AnimalMotifs: Of course.

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* AnimalMotifs: Of Cats, of course.
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