Genre: Comedy/Family Director: Brad Peyton Cast: Christina Applegate, Michael Clarke
Duncan, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Marsden, Bette
Midler, Nick Nolte, Joe Pantoliano, Katt Williams, Chris O’Donnell,
Jack McBrayer, Fred Armisen, Paul Rodriguez RunTime: 1 hr 23 mins Released By: GV Rating: PG Official Website:http://catsanddogsmovie.warnerbros.com/
Opening Day: 2 September 2010
the age-old battle between cats and dogs, one crazed feline
has taken things a paw too far. Kitty Galore, formerly an
agent for cat spy organization MEOWS, has gone rogue and hatched
a diabolical plan to not only bring her canine enemies to
heel, but take down her former kitty comrades and make the
world her scratching post. Faced with this unprecedented threat,
cats and dogs will be forced to join forces for the first
time in history in an unlikely alliance to save themselves—and
their humans—in “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge
of Kitty Galore,” a comedy in 3D that blends live action
with state-of-the-art puppetry and computer animation.
It's time for the fur to fly.
are very glad that cats and dogs do not talk, because if they
did, the world would become a very noisy and irritating place.
This was what we realised the moment we stepped out of the
cinema, because the world suddenly became a peaceful place
when cats and dogs are not talking. Pardon our sarcasm, but
you have to understand that this sequel to the 2001 movie
Cats & Dogs was probably made with a certain demographic
in mind. Too bad this review is maintained by a group of not
so young writers, so we do not fit that demographic (to be
honest, we think we are far from it).
do give us some slack while we continue with our gripes for
this dull movie.
last we heard, cats and dogs were still not the best of friends.
The ongoing war between these two species may just take a
turn when a really mean and ugly cat (a chemical accident
caused her to lose all her hair, eww) comes up with a sinister
plan for revenge.
that is the simple and undemanding premise for this 82 minute
movie. This is also about the best thing about the production,
because everything comes and goes in a jiffy. You get seated
in the cinema, the critters begin talking non stop, and before
you know it, one hour and 20 minutes flies past. Oh, you also
get a certain Chris O’ Donnell playing one of the human
characters in the movie. “Chris O-who?” We hear
you ask. Yes, Hollywood was once kind to him in action movies
like Vertical Limit (2000) and ahem, Batman Forever (1995)
and Batman & Robin (1997). Now the poor guy has to act
opposite talking animals in this throwaway flick.
as mentioned, director Brad Peyton is kind to audiences because
he knows that an unfunny movie can only last so long. The
screenplay written by Ron J. Friedman and Steve Bencich is
uninspired and dreary, which means that although the animals
are voiced by a reputable cast including Christina Applegate,
Michael Clarke Duncan, James Marsden, Bette Midler, Nick Nolte
and Joe Pantoliano, there is nothing refreshingly witty about
the movie. All you need is to imagine the furry animals scurrying
from place to place, talking incessantly. And in more out
of the world scenarios, they will fly from place to place
in a rocket back pack, and yes, talking endlessly without
lines spouted by these cats and dogs (there are a few pigeons
involved in the drama too) aren’t very chuckle worthy,
which makes the movie almost a chore to sit through. Sure,
the movie may have been made with kids in mind, but with funnier
things out there today, we do not even think that the target
audience will find this kitty litter of a movie very amusing.
we must mention something redeeming about the movie, it will
have to go to the 3-D effects. If the young ones do not already
find the movie unexciting, the 3-D effects may excite them
all else fails, there is always the Warner Bros. short preceding
the movie which we can fall back on. Remember Wile E. Coyote
and Road Runner? They are presented here in 3-D, and they
are funnier than the cats and dogs in the movie.
(Strictly for kids – very young ones at that, and probably
no one else)