There are some good points to the film. Redoing the Dreamworks bit at the start of the movie in the illustration style of Dr. Seuss was a nice touch and the production design by Alex McDowell(currently working on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") is in keeping with the spirit of the beloved author and his cherished book. But then people start showing up and talking, at which point your mind is consumed with visions of frantic grave spinning. Adults love the book too and our fond memories of reading it for the first gazillion couple of times is what draws us here, not the promise of adult humor directed narrowly above the heads of the small fry.
I am not really all that concerned with how much of the blame has to do with Meyers and his presence, both in terms of ad libs and writing to his peculiar style of humor, and how much is because screenwriters Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer were trying to expand the story to fill up a great big movie like this one.Read more ›
I can only see this film appealing to boys aged 12 to 16 and probably to drunken "frat" boys. It is a perfect example of "low brow" humor.
Or perhaps it is a sad statement on the level of stupidity in America today.
Don't waste your time.
And really, there's no need at all for The Cat to turn, bend over, and moon us with fake buttocks, fondle himself as Carmen Miranda, or get hit in the privates by a boy's baseball bat. This stuff is best left to lowbrow teen movies while this movie is SUPPOSED to be based on a CHILDREN'S BOOK! So that old Mike Meyers should've been boycotted from attending an award ceremony on Nickelodeon channel (which IS a children's network after all!) for messing up a cherished childhood memory like that! Not on Dr. Seuss's 100th birthday to boot!
I loved Cat In The Hat when I was a little girl and I still do now. So it's kinda sad to see such a visually beautiful and well-designed holiday movie go to a waste like that at the grimy hands of that thoughtless clown!
*farts really loud*