Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Reviews
freaky-looking and annoying as crud. The Things look scary too. The moral of the source material is that it's okay to break the rules a little as long as it doesn't go too far. How many times do you see that in the media? Here they just exploited it like crazy. I know that children can act great. Look at Haley Joel Osment in the Sixth Sense. They just need proper direction, and clearly Dakota Fanning and Spencer Breslin didn't receive that. Their characters are so uninteresting and bland. The product design is nice, but it's clear that directors and writers didn't respect Seuss's work.
The Mark on the cover says Enormously funny, It's Not!
It's Enormously Silly! In A Bad Way!
for a Dr. Seuss Movie.
I loved the Dr Seuss books when I was a kid, this film was like saying "you're an adult now, life will be as shit as this for now on".
This must be why Mike Myers is in sod all these days, he just tries too hard to be funny, playing a character that is nothing like the Cat in the books. He should stick to doing the Shrek stuff.
Only one thing worse than leaving Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris and Gary Glitter in a room with your child, is leaving him/her with this shite playing on the tv at the same time.
This film is literally a torture device, I remember having a friend that liked this film and wanted to watch it every time he came round.