The Cat In The Hat details
|Starring:||Mike Myers, Sean Hayes, Spencer Breslin, Kelly Preston, Alec Baldwin, Dakota Fanning|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
The Cat In The Hat
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Aug 2004|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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rent it ....... you know you want to !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!By I HATE HALF TERM ... from milton keynes , 01 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I watched this film instead of, not because of, Mike Myers who is, apart from his excellent performance in Studio 54 a most over-rated talent,in my humble opinion.
I don't think his Cat was anywhere near a true reflection/interpretation of the character we see in the Dr. Seuss books. Myers does his own thing but in places is really,really funny (gulp!). My kids and I all loved it but then we are all male, so a succession of crude slapstick humour really appealed. My wife hated it probably because she is far too intelligent!
The film looks great. Reminiscent of Toys, the film makers have created a tremendously visual anarchic world that, to me, really appealed. The pace of the film is well-handled too.
On the downside, the kids are truely nauseating in that precocious way that American child actors seem to be. Dakota Fanning (nice name!) in particular made my skin crawl !! Alec Baldwin was a little hammy and Kelly Preston gave the impression that she was just there to make the numbers up.
In short, a very good Hollywood interpretation of an endearing classic. I have sat through some right old tosh with my kids (shudders at the thought of those accursed Pokemon movies!), but this film had enough to keep a fairly undemanding male like me perfectly entertained.
So leave your brain at the door, eat a bagful of blue Smarties and prepare yourself for a chucklefest!!!
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Cat in the HatBy a customer from Reading , 04 Mar 2008This was a nice film - did enjoy it.
Multi-talented MyersBy katie31104 (13 reviews) from Glasgow , 18 Feb 2008Mike Myers was excellent in this film and I particularly loved the live action combined with animation. The cartoon-like scenery really made this film and it really brought the book to life. Loved it. One I would be happy to buy and watch again.
great for the kidsBy a customer from england , 08 Feb 2008My children loved this. They read the book prior to watching it and i gotta admit it is spot on. the cat in the hat rules. Colourful and fun i would recommend it.
cat in the hatBy nigel (19 reviews) from Preston , 22 Dec 2007this film is quite funny and my kids loved it would recomend
You're FIRRRRRRRE-DUH!By JediSi (301 reviews) from Kent , 22 Sep 2007A lot of people have been slating this movie to the hills and back, but is it really that bad ?
I think most are taking it all a little too seriously. Although it is based on the Dr Seuss books it doesnt really compare, and if you forget this fact it increases in entertainment value. After all, thats what films are about. Also, there are many comments about the vocabulary its a PG, not a U, so stop grizzling.
Its colourful, wacky and fun. No more, no less. It will probably appeal to children aged 7-10. I dont feel its quite appropriate for a younger audience and theres not enough to hold an older one. Its certainly not a great movie, but its not the worst either. If youre not 7, 8, 9, or 10, dont watch it. If you are, enjoy.
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