Stephen King's 'Cat's Eye' Reviews
Quitters Inc. - Film begins with cat chased by the dog. She jumps onto a delivery-truck and arrives in New York City - here she imagines a dummy in the display turning into a kid-girl asking for help.
Soon we see the cat captured and taken by the Quitters Inc. James Woods a chain-smoker visits Quitters Inc. as recommended by his buddy to help him quit smoking. The doctor shocks him by telling that everytime he draws out his cigarette, he (Dr.) would target his wife and kid - later he is given a demo to see, in which the Cat (captured earlier) is given minor electronic shots.
The Ledge - The Cat arrives in Atlanta, where she is picked up by greedy casino-owner (who's fond of gambling). He abducts a tennis-player with whom his wife is having intimate relations. He asks the man to go around in circumference of the penthouse building, on his top-floor over the exterior-edge-not only he would pardon him but also let him have his wife.
General: Finally the cat arrives in secluded town, where she finds the little girl (Drew Barrymore) who was asking for the help. She notices tiny monster creature hopping inside her house, to harm her. The girl's parents do everything to keep the cat out from releasing disease or whatsoever.
I would never call this as a horror film, instead it falls in the category of 'fantasy' and 'thriller'. Apart from the final part (General)-which contained mediocre special-effects and laughable lighting inside the house; the rest of the two of the opening parts simply did everything for me, both in terms of sustaining satiric dialogues and scene while also scaring the crap out of you.
This is a strange/foolish film that is really difficult to see how the cat & his eyes are relevant to the three stories.
The final segment with Drew Barrymore consists of a comical troll that battles out with the cat...an uneven strange film.
The film is three stories connected by this one cat. In the first two, it's just kind of there, while the third story it is a main aspect.
The score was cheesy through all sections. The nods to other King films were kind of fun. One character is watching Dead Zone, another reading Pet Sematary. The film begins with a Cujo look-a-like chasing the cat, who are both nearly run over a car that says it's Christine.
The first story was pretty good, as James Woods is a smoker that goes to this place that specializes in making people quit. Through horrible acts mind you. I felt that a company like this could never be real. Having spies following him around, or spying in his own house, and if he got caught, shocking people he cared about? The end was humorous.
The second act is Robert Hays being forced to walk around a building on the ledge by some rich douche. You kind of know how it will end as soon as he starts walking.
The last act is this little creature coming out at night and stalking an adorable Drew Barrymore. The cat arrives to save her. I found it interesting that the creature was trying to suck the life out of her, and her father even says that is why cat's are bad, as they can do this too. And King would later make that into another film: Sleepwalkers.
Anytime any effects are needed, mostly in the third act, they can look really bad. The scene matting looks fake like it did back in the day.
If you are looking for a more serious Creepshow, this film is for you!