Cat in the Hat
By user12607856 on Jul 04, 2004
Parents of small children will relate to this. You watch a lot of "entertainment" that you wouldn't even consider thinking about if your child hadn't said that they really really wanted to see it.
The Cat in the Hat film with Mike Myers falls into this category. The book is a classic. Wonderful. The film is a disaster. We watched it on Pay-per-review so it was a relatively cheap disaster but it was 1 1/2 hours of my life that I'll never get back again.
I did a double take when it was starting up and said it contained Adult Content. For a childrens story? Hmm. I don't know why they put the adult content in. If they were trying for humor on two levels, then they failed with this. There were a few good jokes that the grown-ups would get. There wasn't a need for some of the other attempts.
The special effects were okay. Our son laughed twice, but also, as I looked across a few times, he had some strange puzzled looks on his face.
Mike Myers can do great comedy when he's given the right material. This wasn't it.
P.S. The popcorn was good.