Hey folks, just wanna share some of my thoughts on the Catwoman in TDKR (The Dark Knight rises). Maybe a little late, but hell, my blog is only 2 days old…
Well, it’s damn…..sexy, that’s for sure! 🙂
And Anne Hathaway looks really stunning in it…
The suit itself seems like a realistic (useable?) outfit for a burglar as catwoman, but…
let’s start at the buttom: The killer overknee-boots are really…unrealistic². Not a good choice for an agile, sneaky burglar. Open, long hair? Well, looks certainly good, but a big weak point in combat, or? And the worst part: The MASK! Damn, I hate these eye masks! It’s not a crappy eye mask like the thousands used in all the crappy superheroines clips (99%) that are floating around in the internet.
1) Masks should create a secret identity!
Eye masks simply don’t provide that…good, Anne Hathaway’s mask covers at least parts of her nose, but nonetheless nearly everybody could ID her without problems.
2) Masks should be sexy!
With her mask there is no sexy mystery…you simply see too much. With a sexy cowl/mask (like the one from Jim Balent’s Catwoman or this one) she could have that sexy secret. And you could perform a nice unmasking struggle/fight 😉
Christopher Nolan always pronounced how important realism is for him.
So he erased Catwoman’s whip… 🙁 He deleted her claws…. 🙁 He didn’t want her to have a classic cat mask with the iconic cat-ears, his idea was that such cat ears would be unrealistic…..? Instead the costume department added these night goggles that look like the cat ears when they are on top of her head. Well I tink the night goggles are of course a useful gadget for a burglar as her, but she could easily have that feature in her cowl/mask.
Next he added these sexy boots with high heels, her open hair, her tiny mask….well, what happened to your drive for realism Mr. Nolan?
No whip, no claws, not cat mask…… but these “practical” burglar boots, open hair and a tiny useless mask…. weird!
<–Here is a catwoman outfit I found on the net. It has a real mask with the cat ears. It covers the face much better (should be enough).
It is much more “realistic”. It has “normal” boots, a useable suit, the whip and maybe even the claws (?). With the right materials and the right actress in it would be sexy as well.
In my opinion a far more fitting costume as the one Mr. Nolan approved.
What do you folks think about it? Feel free to comment the hell out of this post…
*Edit*: But besides that I love Nolans batman movies. Great suff!