YMMV / Cat's Eye

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  • Crazy Awesome: The reason they get away with some of their heists is that their plans are so over the top that the police fails to see them coming, like that time their escape vehicle from a skyscraper was a plane
    • Hitomi getting on the passing plane left the police so stunned they couldn't move.
      • Even more than her sisters, to the point that her escape plans during solos have been described as "choosing the most impossible and dangerous escape route". Careful planning and stunning agility enables her to escape with the loot and her life every time.
  • Ear Worm:
    • The French opening song. "Cat's Eye, signé Cat's Eye..."
    • Hell, both of the original Japanese openings are catchy as well as the ending songs.
    • The Italian Theme Song for sure; " O O O, Occhi Di Gatto, O O O, Occhi Di Gatto..."
    • "Come on, you hot stuff man! Hold me tight!"
  • Even Better Sequel: The second season is even better compared to the first season.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The series is extremely popular in Europe but hardly known in the US. And in Japan, although regarded as a classic, its notoriety remains limited as well.
  • Testosterone Brigade: The show has a large male fanbase for featuring three attractive, mysterious and kickass action girls.

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: General finally getting the upper paw on the evil troll and sending him flying straight into a box fan. Crosses with Crowning Moment of Funny when General does this by switching a record player to spin too fast for the troll to cling to it, so that the climax is scored with The Police running at 78 RPM.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: General hopping up and giving the sleeping Amanda a kiss, and getting a big hug in return, provides a most upbeat ending to a Stephen King movie. D'awww.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Try watching the Quitter's Inc. segment after reading King's other short story, "The Ten O' Clock People", where balancing how much you smoke allows you to see the Bat-people.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mike Starr would later play an eventually-offed henchman again in Dumb and Dumber.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Rare in a Stephen King film; the miniature troll is supposed to be a gruesome little beast, and certainly looks the part, but then Frank Welker's unmistakable voice comes out of it. It significantly tones down the Nightmare Fuel.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Charles Dutton in his first role, as a thug in "The Ledge."
  • Shocking Swerve: Averted. The original planned ending was to reveal that General was Evil All Along, and he suffocates Amanda by stealing her breath, which would have turned his entire arc into a nonsensical Shoot the Shaggy Dog story packed with Fridge Logic (he follows a telepathic plea for help halfway across the country and battles an evil troll to protect a little girl, just so he could kill the kid himself?). Thankfully, this didn't make it into the finished film.
  • Special Effects Failure: It's all too obviously a cartoon Cressner falling off the ledge.
  • What an Idiot!: Dick still sneaks in a cigarette after being warned of the consequences by Quitters, Inc. and shown compelling proof that they're absolutely not fucking around with their threats. Luckily, he wises up after they make good on the first one.