Halle Berry's Catwoman is a terrible movie. This is a certifiable fact, but do you even remember exactly how terrible it really is? With DC's top female hero finally about to get her big screen film debut, the folks at Honest Trailers are here to remind you about the last time a DC female character got her own movie. It went really, really badly. Check out the Honest Trailer for Catwoman.
I don't really remember actually seeing Catwoman, mostly because the human brain tends to mentally block that sort of trauma, but the new Honest Trailer has brought back parts of the experience I had previously buried, and now I want Screen Junkies to pay for my therapy bills.
First and foremost the film decides to make Catwoman some sort of meta-human with mystical cat powers, which makes no sense whatever. Catwoman was just a cat burglar in the comics, but here she's a full-fledged superhero. That's just the beginning of the ridiculousness. As the trailer points out, the movie goes really over the top when it comes to the cat based jokes, what with the actress spending half the movie hissing at people.
One has to wonder what the thought process was behind making such a bizarre adaptation Catwoman. It is true that the movie came out in between Batman franchises, so maybe they simply didn't know what to with the character. Batman Begins wasn't out yet, so they couldn't really associate this version of the character with Christopher Nolan's film, but the previous franchise was dead and not associating it with Batman & Robin was likely seen as a good move. So instead, we got this random movie that tries to create the character outside of any existing Batman mythology, which was likely seen as the only way to do it, but needless to say, they didn't do a very good job.
Today Catwoman is viewed by many as not only one of the worst comic book movies ever made but quite simply one of the worst movies, period. Even if Wonder Woman isn't as good as people are saying, it has to be better than this.
Catwoman will return and join the current DC universe in the upcoming Gotham City Sirens movie directed by Suicide Squad 's David Ayer. The role has yet to be cast, but since the movie will take place within the DC universe where Batman already exists, we can be fairly confident that she'll get a decent origin story this time around, one that is hopefully light on the excessive tuna intake.
Unless you're watching bad movies on purpose, stay away from Catwoman. It's an abomination that should be forgotten, but it's so bad that likely never will be.