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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Anne Hathaway Exposed!

Thanks to the paparazzi there will be no surprises when it comes to the costumes in the next Batman feature Dark Knight Rises (check out the review here) as shots of her in costume have been released around the internet.  It looks pretty tame, much more like a throwback to the costumes worn by Eartha Kitt and Julie Newmar on the Adam West television show from the 60's than the psycho-sexy getup worn by Michelle Pfeiffer for the Tim Burton film.  Luckily, nothing close to the cheeseball, forced (attempt at) titillation of the Halle Berry incarnation - a total dud in so many ways.  By the way, those of you that came here looking for nudity or porn we know who you are.  Yes, I mean you Jim.  Get back to work, perv!

Some observations of note - the costume does possess the trademark ears, even though from these picks they seem a little deformed, it puts at ease the fanboys that got their panties in a bunch when the first image of Catwoman hit the web.  The biggest omission is the whip which was made a necessity through the years, but these are only a few production pictures from a full feature - I am sure we will see the whip again.   She has been given a new utility belt and high heels - as if she can't make up her mind whether to go to a night club or fix the dishwasher.

an example of mom jeans
As of right now, sadly to say after so much anticipation, the costume is a disappointment.  It lacks the allure of some previous versions and is actually kind of leaning toward a mom jeans look.  After the fine job done by Nolan's team with The Scarecrow and The Joker, this take on Catwoman seems a bit uninspired.

Beyond the costume, the question still lingers, does Hathaway have the sex appeal to sell the character?  She is one of those actresses the bounces between stunning and (let's say) unique looking.  I think she has the chops to pull it off (unless she is trying a British accent) and Nolan has yet to disappoint.  At this point, I will wait to pass full judgement until the film but as of right now:  VERDICT - MILD FAIL

Hitting the gas

Michelle Pfeiffer
Halle Berry
Julie Newmar


budwatt said...

i'd tag that pussyy

Michael said...

Ughh, boring!!! The suit looks pretty lame, I would have preferred to see a little sassier version like the Michelle Pfieffer version. No whip but the addition of a utility belt is where it truly fails. Also, I am not a big fan (more like fan at all) of Hathaway. I wish the rumor of Scarlett Johansson playing Catwoman would have been true. Hopefully Nolan doesn't disappoint like he did with the wretchedly stomach turning Maggie Gyllenhaal. The movies don't disappoint at all, but the casting of certain characters has been a little suspect at times.

Early grade on Catwoman - D-

BatDance said...

I worry about this character becoming too campy. The Joker and Scarecrow were anything but campy. This costume reminds me of Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy, the biggest letdown of a costume in BatHistory.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. So Jessica Simpson is playing Catwoman?

Michael said...

I agree, Uma Thurman was horrible in the old series. I have a bad feeling that Hathaway is going to stink up the screen.

BOTB said...

No one can be worse than Halle Berry. No one.

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