History YMMV / Catwoman

16th Feb '18 1:22:45 PM fearlessnikki
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The basketball scene has "Scandalous" by Mis-Teeq played over it. It's widely considered to be the group's best song.



* EvilIsSexy: Naturally Catwoman falls under this trope, but Sharon Stone's villainous character comes to a close second.

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* EvilIsSexy: Naturally Catwoman falls under this trope, but Sharon Stone's villainous character Laurel comes to a close second.



* UnnecessaryMakeover: For Creator/HalleBerry.

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* UnnecessaryMakeover: For Creator/HalleBerry. The movie decides that Halle Berry of all people needs a makeover. It involves putting on even more make-up, cutting her hair drastically short and donning a tight black leather outfit. The make-up puts her in the UncannyValley, the haircut screams "early 2000s" and the outfit is FetishRetardant. Patience looks far cuter before the ridiculously sexualised makeover.
12th Feb '18 4:59:42 AM NightShade96
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A film about Batman's longtime nemesis Catwoman with no Batman in it was bound to be this. Not helping was the film's higher priority on cat-related puns, Halle Berry's sex appeal, and a scheme involving a very dangerous facial cream.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A film about Batman's longtime nemesis Catwoman [[AdaptedOut with no Batman in it it]] was bound to be this. Not helping was the film's higher priority on cat-related puns, Halle Berry's sex appeal, and a scheme involving a very dangerous facial cream.
28th Jan '18 10:53:25 PM DrPsyche
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Patience's mentor is a crazy cat lady who claims that her theories about Catwomen warriors were shot down because of... male academia. [[SarcasmMode It's probably not the fact that it'd be hard to believe that dead women can be resurrected by cats into becoming superheroes.]] She never assumed that her theories were shot down because of how she made it sound and instead blames sexism for her troubles.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:
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Patience's mentor is a crazy cat lady who claims that her theories about Catwomen warriors were shot down because of... male academia. [[SarcasmMode It's probably not the fact that it'd be hard to believe that dead women can be resurrected by cats into becoming superheroes.]] She never assumed that her theories were shot down because of how she made it sound and instead blames sexism for her troubles.troubles.
** When Patience stumbles upon the exposition of the dangers of the make-up, the executive talking about it is supposed to come off as sympathetic. He states that he was fine with all of the cream's side effects (dizziness, fainting, and mental effects) but drew the line at the permanent facial damage that the cream did with prolonged use. It's an attempt at EvenEvilHasStandards but many criticized him for willing to turn the blind eye to all of the other, still very severe, side effects.
12th Jan '18 7:19:15 AM despoa
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* IdiotBall: The infamous "[[http://comicsalliance.com/files/2011/08/catwoman208.jpg handwriting comparison]]" subplot. Patience and Catwoman's handwriting had minor differences, but to any lay observer (the audience) looks the same. A handwriting expert clears her due to a couple different loops in the lettering.

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* IdiotBall: IdiotPlot: The infamous "[[http://comicsalliance.com/files/2011/08/catwoman208.jpg handwriting comparison]]" subplot. Patience and Catwoman's handwriting had minor differences, but to any lay observer (the audience) looks the same. A handwriting expert clears her due to a couple different loops in the lettering.



* SignatureScene: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNlmRId2FVQ The basketball scene.]] Tons of jump cuts and wide angle shots, along with suggestive actions being performed in front of children, and characters who don't seem to know how basketball is played.

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* SignatureScene: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNlmRId2FVQ The basketball scene.]] Tons of jump cuts and wide angle shots, along with suggestive actions being performed in front of children, and characters who don't seem to know how basketball is played.
3rd Jan '18 2:15:00 PM HBICece
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** Patience was not fully utilized as a suitable replacement for Selena Kyle, as her debut story had her mostly faffing about, with only the occasional hint of the moral ambiguity displayed by Ms Kyle.

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** Patience was not fully utilized as a suitable replacement for Selena Selina Kyle, as her debut story had her mostly faffing about, with only the occasional hint of the moral ambiguity displayed by Ms Kyle.
24th Nov '17 3:59:42 PM Psyclone
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* {{Narm}}: The film tries so hard to make an example against sexism (a heroine starring without her usual male counterparts from the comics, a leitmotif about female independence and a mentor who preaches against male academia) that the fact its villains are a ''cosmetics'' corporation that plans to sell ''toxic skin cream'' becomes unintentionally hilarious, if not downright offensive. It makes it look that, after so much effort, the writers still didn't believe a female audience would get into a plot unrelated to stereotypically feminine interests.

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* {{Narm}}: The film tries so hard to make an example against sexism (a heroine starring without her usual male counterparts from the comics, a leitmotif about female independence and a mentor who preaches against male academia) that the fact its villains are a ''cosmetics'' corporation that plans to sell ''toxic skin cream'' becomes unintentionally hilarious, if not downright offensive. It makes it look that, like, after so much effort, the writers still didn't believe a female audience would get into a plot unrelated to stereotypically feminine interests.
3rd Nov '17 5:30:36 PM jimi13
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* UncannyValley: [[http://www.cosmicteams.com/jsa/profiles/images/golden-age/Batman-03.jpg Her second appearance and first costumed one has her costume as a dress, cape, and a full mask/helmet with the appearance of a very realistic furry cat head.]] It's not so much sexy as deeply creepy.

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* UncannyValley: [[http://www.cosmicteams.com/jsa/profiles/images/golden-age/Batman-03.jpg Her second third appearance and first costumed one has her costume as a dress, cape, and a full mask/helmet with the appearance of a very realistic furry cat head.]] It's not so much sexy as deeply creepy.
30th Sep '17 9:14:43 AM Cieloazul
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** Catwoman being bisexual in the New 52. Some people believe it was handled well and enjoy Selina's relationship with Eiko, others feel it should have done this with other characters, with larger HomoeroticSubtext and LGBTFanbase.

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** Catwoman being bisexual in the New 52. Some people believe it was handled well and enjoy Selina's relationship with Eiko, others feel it should have done this with other characters, with larger HomoeroticSubtext and LGBTFanbase.LGBTFanbase, in order to avoid the obvious pandering to GirlOnGirlIsHot.



* MisaimedFandom: Ironically, the film was aimed at women to inspire them with a female superhero. Most of the people who watched the film were not female and clearly seeing it for different reasons.

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* MisaimedFandom: Ironically, the film was aimed at women to inspire them with a female superhero. Most of the people who watched the film were not female and clearly seeing it for [[{{Fanservice}} different reasons.]]



* {{Narm}}: The film tries so hard to make an example against sexism (a heroine starring without her usual male counterparts from the comics, a leitmotif about female independence and a mentor who preaches against male academia) that the fact its villains are a ''cosmetics'' corporation that plans to sell ''toxic skin cream'' becomes unintentionally hilarious, if not downright offensive. It makes it look that, after so much effort, the writers still didn't believe a female audience would get into a plot unrelated to stereotypically feminine interests.



* SpecialEffectFailure: Every single scene with the CGI Patience is terrible. And they did a lot of CGI. It was so bad, they caked makeup on Halle Berry's skin in an attempt to make it look as textureless as the CGI version.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: SpecialEffectFailure:
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Every single scene with the CGI Patience is terrible. And they did a lot of CGI. It was so bad, they caked makeup on Halle Berry's skin in an attempt to make it look as textureless as the CGI version.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The film could have had Batman in it, but they chose to have an {{expy}} of him instead.
** The fact that much of the plot of this film had actually been done better already- in the Batman TAS episode ''Feat of Clay''- probably didn't help any because of how poorly those copied elements were handled in this film.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Patience's mentor is a crazy cat lady who claims that her theories about Catwomen warriors were shot down because of...male academia. [[SarcasmMode It's probably not the fact that it'd be hard to believe that dead women can be resurrected by cats into becoming superheroes.]] She never assumed that her theories were shot down because of how she made it sound and instead blames sexism for her troubles.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The film could have had Batman in it, but they chose to have an {{expy}} of him instead.
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instead. The fact that much of the plot of this film had actually been done better already- in the Batman TAS episode ''Feat of Clay''- probably didn't help any because of how poorly those copied elements were handled in this film.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Patience's mentor is a crazy cat lady who claims that her theories about Catwomen warriors were shot down because of... male academia. [[SarcasmMode It's probably not the fact that it'd be hard to believe that dead women can be resurrected by cats into becoming superheroes.]] She never assumed that her theories were shot down because of how she made it sound and instead blames sexism for her troubles.
30th Aug '17 1:02:04 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A film about Batman's longtime nemesis Catwoman with no Batman in it was bound to be this. Not helping was the film's higher priority on cat-related puns, Halle Berry's sex appeal, and a scheme involving a very dangerous facial cream.



* WTHCostumingDepartment: Halle Berry's rather stripper-esque leather ensemble and enlarged cat ears have been singled out as such by many fans and critics.

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* WTHCostumingDepartment: Halle Berry's rather stripper-esque leather ensemble and enlarged cat ears have been singled out as such by many fans and critics. The hat in particular was often compared to a Mickey Mouse cap.
4th Jun '17 5:28:29 PM sarysa
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* IdiotBall: The infamous "[[http://comicsalliance.com/files/2011/08/catwoman208.jpg handwriting comparison]]" subplot. Patience and Catwoman's handwriting had minor differences, but to any lay observer (the audience) looks the same. A handwriting expert clears her due to a couple different loops in the lettering.
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