Monday, November 11, 2013


 Released Year: 2004
Directed by Pitof Comar
Casted by:
Halle Berry as Patience Phillips / Catwoman
 Benjamin Bratt as Detective Tom Lone
 Sharon Stone as Laurel Hedare
Artist and graphics designer Patience Phillips works for a cosmetics company called Hedare Beauty, which is ready to ship a new skin cream called Beau-Line, that is able to reverse the effects of aging. However, as Patience visits the factory where it is being manufactured, she overhears a discussion between the scientist, Dr. Ivan Slavicky, and Laurel Hedare, the wife of company owner George Hedare; speaking about the dangerous side effects from continued use of the product. Laurel's guards discover Patience and are ordered to dispose of her. Patience tries to escape using a conduit pipe, but the minions have it sealed and flush Patience out of it, drowning her. Lying washed up on the shore and lifeless, Patience is mysteriously brought back to life by an Egyptian Mau cat, and from that point on develops cat-like abilities and an insatiable desire for vengeance.

With the help of a researcher named Ophelia Powers, who tells her that Egyptian Mau cats serve as messengers of the goddess Bast, Patience understands that she is becoming a "catwoman" reborn with abilities that are both a blessing and a curse. Wearing a mask to disguise her identity, Patience stalks the night as Catwoman seeking the answers to who killed her and why. Eventually, her search (which involves finding Slavicky murdered and being accused of being the culprit) leads her to Laurel Hedare, who she asks to keep an eye on her husband, to which Laurel agrees. However, when Patience confronts George in the opera house, he reveals he knows nothing about the side effects. The police arrive and Catwoman escapes. Laurel contacts Catwoman, but it turns out she murdered her husband for his infidelity (and also Dr. Slavicky for his attempts to take the product back to formula) and frames Catwoman for it, causing her to be taken into custody by the police, but not before Laurel reveals the side-effect of the cosmetic product: discontinuing using it would make the skin disintegrate while continued use would make the skin as hard as marble. She also plans to release the Beau-line in the market the next day.

Patience slips out of confinement and confronts Laurel in her office, revealing that Laurel is the one responsible for Patience's death. During the fight, she scratches Laurel's face, and Laurel nearly plummets to her death when she falls out of a window, grabbing onto a pipe for dear life. Laurel sees her face in a reflection and, horrified by her skin's rapid disintegration, fails to grab hold of Patience's outstretched arm and falls to her death. Though Patience was cleared of any charges made against her regarding the deaths of Dr. Slavicky and the Hedares, she chooses to continue living outside the law enjoying her newfound freedom as the mysterious Catwoman.
 L² Scored: 6/10

L² Comment:
Actually i'm ok with this film when i watched it in cinema back in 2004, but after that i thought about the original catwoman... just like other critics and fans judgement, its not really a good film. However i still give it a 6 because i really love catwoman (the character) even though they have change it, Of coz Berry, Bart & Stone are my fav actor & actresses. Just that i think nobody will ever film another catwoman's movie anymore after this fatal failure. 

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