Do you remember the 2004 movie Catwoman starring Halle Berry? No? Lucky you. We still remember it quite well. Halle Berry, although she’s an actress that generally deserves all the possible praise, Catwoman was something she didn’t need in her portfolio, at least not the way she got it.
Directed by Pitof, Catwoman solo movie was released in 2004, and until this day it was remembered as one of the worst superhero movies ever. The movie was a box office bomb, grossing only $82 million against a $100 million budget. The movie was panned by both critics and the audience, and it was nominated for seven Golden Raspberry Award nominations and won in the categories of Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay.
Even Halle Berry realized what movie she made when she accepted the Razzie award with her famous quote “Thank you for putting me into this piece of s**t godawful movie.” Berry accepted the “award” with a huge smile on her face, which was widely respected despite the movie’s huge failure.
Two years before the release of Catwoman, Berry won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the movie Monster’s Ball, and only one year after the release of Catwoman, she was nominated for two Primetime Emmys for two separate projects – Lackawanna Blues and Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Berry recently made her debut as a director with the movie Bruised, which is set to be released on November 24 on Netflix. In an interview with Jake’s Takes, where she was promoting the movie, she expressed the wish to give Catwoman another shot, this time as a director.
“I would love to direct Catwoman. If I can get a hold of that now, knowing what I know, having had this experience and reimagine that world the way I reimagined this story. Bruised was written for a white, Irish Catholic like 25-year-old girl, and I got to reimagine it. I wish I could go back and reimagine Catwoman and redo that, have a redo on that.
The fact is that we live in a world where almost everything is getting a reboot, and most things that are being remade are popular and amazing movies for which we don’t actually need remakes. If there’s a chance we could get a remake that can actually be better than the original, do you think that Catwoman solo movie deserves a second chance?
Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins brought Batman back from the ashes after that other superhero failure called Batman & Robin, and Marvel Studios is currently also working on a reboot of Fantastic Four after the 2015 movie of the same name that was also both critical and commercial failure.