Who's the best Catwoman?
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Batman!
A lot of articles are criticizing Anne Hathaway, such as this Esquire piece by Julian Sanction:
First off, Hathaway's got big — call 'em iconic — shoes to fill, namely Michelle Pfeiffer's kitten heels. And unlike Michelle Pfeiffer, who could star in a YouTube series if she cared to exist in this century, there's nothing particularly feline about Hathaway — not in the face or the gait or the intonation. Her intonation, as you will learn at the Oscars next month, is less villainous than vapid, more charming than disarming. And though she's proven her chops in a variety of genres (Anne Hathaway is a pharmaceutical rom-com pro if there ever one), there's this kind of lovable goofiness to her that's more doglike than catlike. And we mean that in the kindest possible way.
Which makes me wonder who Julian would have preferred as Catwoman if he can't have Michelle Pfeiffer.
Would he have been happy with any choice of Catwoman? Likely no.
I'm trying to set my expectations of The Dark Knight Rises lower, as more reviews come out that seem to be disappointed.
Anne Hathaway is not catlike? I leave that to the reader to decide:
Julie Newmar seems to think that Anne will be a marvelous Catwoman.