!! [=YMMVs=] for the [[{{ComicBook/Catwoman}} comics]]:
* BrokenBase:
** Probably the biggest split in her fandom is between fans of her 90's on-going and fans of the one from 2000's. There are of course fans of both, but you'll rarely hear from them.
** Frank Miller's ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'' Catwoman origin subplot that gives her a past as a professional {{Dominatrix}}. Quite a lot of people consider it sexist and blatant AuthorAppeal that is best ignored, but some argue it is a good addition to her history (if more for what later writers did with it than the original story), that makes her a rare example of a positive, non-stereotypical portrayal of sex workers in fiction.
** 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.
* DorkAge Depending on whom you ask, either her 90's or 2000's on-going was this. Her New 52 book prior to Genevieve Valentine's run is wildly considered to be one as well.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Catwoman is the most popular love interest of Batman due to her classy cat thief nature and her noble traits.
* 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.

!! [=YMMVs=] for the [[{{Film/Catwoman}} film]]:
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Tom, the detective, is established as being completely oblivious to the fact that his girlfriend and Catwoman are the same person. But, it's actually very possible that he ''knew'' they were the same person all along before TheReveal. This is mostly evident by his serious investigation to find out if Patience and Catwoman are the same person and subsequent disappointment after learning the truth.
* AssPull:
** Patience gains her powers as Catwoman after she dies and has life breathed into her by an Egyptian cat. Thus gaining the abilities of a cat. Although this was meant to be a ShoutOut to ''Film/BatmanReturns'', it was considered to be even more unbelievable in the main story.
** Laurel is able to put up a fight in the climax because she's used the killer make-up so much it's made her skin "like living marble." Except at the end of the fight, it just doesn't anymore for no reason.
* BaseBreaker: Catwoman is this in her own movie. Either you'll think she's a surprisingly great, entertaining original character or an insultingly cartoony replacement for an incredible comic book character.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: It was clear that the film was riding on Halle Berry's star power and sex appeal to win over audiences, made even more so with the unforgettably stripper-resque catsuit. As brilliantly summed up by Roger Ebert:
-->'''Roger Ebert''': There are three good things in it: Halle Berry's face, Halle Berry's body, and Halle Berry's costumes. Those are first-rate. Everything else in this movie is ''unbelievably'' bad.
* EvilIsSexy: Naturally Catwoman falls under this trope, but Sharon Stone's villainous character comes to a close second.
* FridgeBrilliance: Many people pointed out that Patience's boyfriend Tom was an incompetent cop who made a simple investigation needlessly overcomplicated. However, since Tom went to great lengths to see if Patience and Catwoman were the same person it's very possible he took his time solving the case because he ''didn't want to learn the truth.'' He was afraid of the possibility that the love of his life was a notorious criminal so he went to extreme lengths to see if it was true because he feared destroying his relationship with her.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** Halle Berry playing a woman who is ignored by everyone and looked down upon by others can be seen as harsh since after this film was released Berry's career took a serious hit.
** Catwoman not gaining a happy romantic relationship with Tom is a lot less entertaining when ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' has [[spoiler: Batman and Catwoman's relationship [[ShipSinking sinking]] at the end of the game as well, with the heroine more heartbroken than in the film.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Patience is often criticized for being {{ComicBook/Catwoman}} in name only. When ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' came out in 2012, Creator/AnneHathaway played a version of Selina Kyle, who [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames never uses the "Catwoman" name]] despite wearing a feline-themed costume.
* MemeticMutation:
** Catwoman's costume has been labeled as the worst superhero costume ever.
** Catwoman ''purrs'' during sex.
* 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.
%%* MisaimedMarketing
* MoralEventHorizon: The security guards pass it by flooding the sewer pipe with Patience still inside of it in order to kill her.
* 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.
* SnarkBait: One has to watch the film to get why people poke fun at it.
* SoBadItsGood: Some people would argue that the movie is this. Others would say it's either great or terrible.
* 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.
** It gets no better with the cityscape or with many of the cats featured onscreen, both of whom are also frequently seen in CGI.
** When Catwoman lets Sharon Stone fall to her death, she is very clearly replaced by a dummy as she tumbles down.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Yes, there was a video game made of this. ''Series/XPlay'' said it was like ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia'', "if ''Prince of Persia'' '''sucked'''." Gametrailers.com had a review saying that it was so bad, it will make you want to drown kittens. Gaming magazines in general were already dreading it in previews and poking fun at EA's attempts to hype the game. Yes, their very ''press releases'' were SnarkBait.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** 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.
** The villain has a backstory remarkably similar to at least one version of Clayface (disfigured and given superpowers due to overuse of makeup that contains dangerous chemicals) but just ends up being ridiculously bland and unmemorable.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The film could have had Batman in it, but they chose to have an {{expy}} of him instead.
* 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.
* UnnecessaryMakeover: For Creator/HalleBerry.
* 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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