The Worst of the Worst: Catwoman (2004)


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I was fortunate to have attended a press screening for this so I didn’t have to shell out any money, but I was unfortunate to have seen this farce at all. Being a major Batman fan (Michael Keaton Forever!), if there is no Selina Kyle, game over.  You could even cast every single A-list actor within the past 35 years and have them recite Shakespearean soliloquies as part of the subplot, but there is no Catwoman without Selina Kyle.

Who is this Patience person and what, in the name of Bob Kane, is she doing there? You can’t just make up some random, non-canon character and put them as the lead in this franchise without some pushback. Obviously, this movie got plenty of pushback, propelled by boatloads of absolutely scathing critiques. From horrific dialogue to an embarrassingly unconvincing fist-fight with Sharon Stone, to ridiculous costuming, absolutely no one was surprised that this was an unequivocal and well-deserving bomb. Even Halle Berry admitted this was a complete shitshow, and she has an Oscar!

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