Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Reviews
The execution is just ridiculously over the top, in your face, and annoying, Mike Meyers, who is really just playing a hyper version of himself in a cat costume and makeup, makes me want to carve my eyes out with a rusty spoon. I really don't have that much problem with him in general, but he really went off the deep end here, and I have no idea what he was thinking. I really don't remember much of Alec Baldwin's performance, but I'm sure it's something he wishes wasn't on his resume. All I remember from Breslin and Fanning is that they spent a fair amount of time frowning at Meyers, as if they knew they were in a giant pile of crap.
This is dumb, vile, and one of the biggest slaps to the face of Seuss and his legacy that I've seen, and that's without considering that I wasn't interested in seeing this in the first place, but just happened to because I was at school, the semester was almost over, and the teacher didn't apparently have any respect for our intelligence and thought we, a bunch of high schoolers, would enjoy watching one of her kids's movies since she apparently didn't have anything more on our level, or just didn't trust us to watch anything PG-13 or higher since her rep would be on the line. What a bunch of crap.
The ONLY thing I can really give this movie in the way of a compliment is that the look is decent, and there's some okay art direction/set design, but even my enjoyment of that is sullied since it's being used in the most lazy and poor attempt to cash in on something great just ofr money. Also, the fact that some of the cast actually managed to recover from this is some sort of miracle. Avoid this one at all costs, especially if you'd prefer to have your childhood not molested.
Whose frickin' idea was to make a movie out of one of Dr Seuss' most famed books, add double entendres, potty humor, sex references, and a very suggestive Paris Hilton cameo? Yes, the chick in the party scene was Paris Hilton.
This movie is only useful to use as scratch paper (that way you can write another horrible movie) and a bullet to kill yourself. My sister got the movie for her fourth birthday from a friend. I honestly think they where just tring to get rid of the movie. Maybe they tried to give my sister a disease.
DON'T WATCH THIS MOVIE!!! YOU'LL TOTALLY REGRET IT!!! Your kids may enjoy it but if you're a sophisticated adult, you won't.
Yes, it sucks.
They fleshed out the details of the kids and their mother much more, including what the mother was doing at her work during the day. I liked the funny Asian Nanny character who was quickly put away. There was a great plot of the mother having a dinner party at her home that evening, which heightened the panic when the Cat trashed the house.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 were like little kids, and should've done all the bad things like they did in the book. I liked the kids trying to hide the cat whenever Alec Baldwin's character came to visit. There were some "Fun" musical numbers and side-entertainment. Many of the humour wasn't suitable for kids, with suggestions of sex, violence and murder; very against the spirit of Seuss.
I didn't see the need for them to leave the house and go downtown, but it was fun when they entered the Rave club and the Cat dropped his hat in a huge pile of other hats. I enjoyed the extra plot about the neighbour kids birthday party, and them thinking the Cat was a piniata. The house collapsing into the Cat's alternate dimension was a nice addition.
This was a Universal Pictures cash-in on the Dr. Seuss craze after the relative success of The Grinch movie, which was closer to its book.