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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Being catty does not a Catwoman make...

Though I had little to no interest in seeing the last Batman movie, The Dark Knight, I would like to weigh in on some recent discussion about the possible choices for the next Catwoman. I truly enjoyed Michelle Pfeiffer's portrayal of this character from way back in 1992's Batman Returns. Although she isn't one of my favorite actresses, I thought she did a great job with this role. I also thought that Halle Berry did the role justice in the 2004 Catwoman movie. But to say that Angelina Jolie would be "on the nose," as Catwoman is just way off base.

For some reason, Jolie has become very popular. I don't happen to like her, but that's just my personal preference. It has nothing to do with whether or not she is a good actress. I do recall that I didn't mind her much in her pre-Pitt days. For me, there's just something about knowing too much about her personal life that taints any kind of screen presence she may have. She's just too annoying for me to watch now. But this is another topic to be saved for a day when I'm feeling a bit more fiesty.

The point is that there are several other talented actresses out there who could easily play this role and that Jolie's popularity should not be the only criteria used to choose. I agree that some possible candidates would include: Rosario Dawson, Rachel Weisz, and maybe even Katherine Heigl. I'm no expert on the subject, but I would just hate to see Jolie cast simply because she's popular. For me, it would take the Batman series to a whole new level of icky.

Ok, I've said what I needed to say on the matter.

Until next time...

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