|Reviewed on 2004-07-26|
|Received|| out of 4 stars|
|Genre||Action / Adventure / Crime / Fantasy|
| I was pleasantly surprised with this new outing for Halle Berry. It had some of the same characteristics that made "Spiderman" so terrific: good character development, great villains, and likable co-stars. The special effects were good but didn't overpower the story.
Patience Phillips (Halle Berry) is a woman wandering through a job in advertising, wasting her artistic talents. Her firm is Hedare Beauty, a huge conglomerate run by wicked George Hedare (Lambert Wilson) and his icy supermodel wife, Laurel (Sharon Stone). Patient's quiet life is changed when she overhears the companies new anti-aging product is toxic and she is murdered at their plant. She is brought back to life by mysterious forces with special gifts of strength, agility and ultra-keen senses. Now she becomes Catwoman, who walks the thin line between good and bad.
Her love interest is Tome Lone (Benjamin Bratt), a handsome cop
Good casting make this film a winner. Sharon Stone is perfect as the evil goddess of the beauty firm and Benjamin Bratt is cast well as the good cop. Even her closest coworker adds some humorous moments to the film.
When she dons the sexy catwoman leather suit, Hally becomes a whip snapping superhero. Halle describes the film a popcorn eatin, ass-whoopin: summer action adventure with a humor, a sweet love story and a lot of catfights. She is a little bit good and a little bit naughty.
One of my friends who is an action movie fan liked this film better than Spiderman.