Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson,
Alex Borstein, John Cassini, Michael Daingerfield, Aaron
Douglas, Byron Mann, Michael Massee, Frances McDormand,
Samantha Simmonds, Peter Williams, Peter Wingfield
Written by: John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, Mike Ferris,
Produced by: Denise Di Novi, Michael Fottrell, Alison
Greenspan, Edward McDonnell
Distributor: Warner Bros.
23 JULY 2004
UK: 13 AUG 2004
in Lake City (ie, not Gotham City), this is the story
of Patience Price (Berry), a graphic artist who is murdered
when she finds out a dark secret about the cosmetics
company she works for, Avenal Beauty, which is a front
for criminal exploits of the husband (Wilson) and wife
(Stone) team that run it. Price is brought back to life,
however, by an Egyptian Mao cat who is indebted to Patience
for saving its life. Reborn with a new attitude, Patience
Price becomes the new Catwoman and sets out to see vengeance
for her murder and to stop the evil doings of Avenal
downers right off the bat. A pretentious sounding director
with a single name ending in Off, who's French. "Pitof"
was also involved in the disaster known as Alien Resurrection.
This is the first major movie he's directed. This does
not bode well. Second downer - Pitof brings a French
mate in the shape of the leading man to head the flick
as chief villain.
Remember that Charlies Angels also has a single name
The big PLUS - of course, is the nubile Berry and her
excuse for a costume. Hands up all those guys already purring at the thought?
no pussy jokes guys."