Cat People

April 11, 2010 2:36 pm 1 comment ,

A lot of talented people pooled their resources together to make this piece of garbage. Jerry Bruckheimer (Mega-Producer), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Ed Begley Jr. (Loves to be green), Paul Schrader (Writer of Raging Bull), John Heard (Home Alone Dad), David Bowie (Music guy) all worked to bore the heck out of audiences with their re-telling of the 1940′s classic horror film.

As someone’s Grandma would say, this film moves slower than molasses going uphill in January. The film alternates between excruciatingly boring to outright mundane for the better part of two hours.

The acting from McDowell was rather cheesy, then again, he plays a man that can turn into a leopard. But after watching him in other movies it is easy to say this was not his finest effort. Nastassja Kinski, plays the virginal sister of McDowell a little too far over the top. She flip-flops between naïve and senseless. Ed Begely Jr. was the highlight of the film. His cheery attitude and songs were a shining light until he died from injuries suffered when his arm was tore off by the black leopard. Poor Ed.

The story revolves around cat people, a tribe of weirdos that sacrificed women to leopards, the leopards then in turn had sex with the women. Eventually, people in the tribe could turn into leopards at will. The catch being they can only mate with other cat people or reap the consequences becoming killing machines. McDowell wants to hump his sister to carry on the family tradition, not to mention stop him from needing to kill hookers.

There is some sex and nudity, about 3 or 4 minutes worth. And one of Bowie’s songs used in the film is also in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. Let the QT nerds rejoice.

This would be a great movie to own if you ran out of sleeping pills. Just pop it in and within a few minutes you will be sleeping like a pussycat. You could always watch the original classic which is a much better film.

Snore Factor: ZZZZZ

IMDB 1982

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  • Enfer

    Boring in your opinion. There’s a lot more going on here than standard horror/erotica for those with the intelligence to appreciate it.