I admit it. When I first heard Anne Hathaway was going to be Catwoman, I almost threw my cat out the window – if I had one. It wasn’t that I didn’t like Hathaway, because I did, it was because I couldn’t see her in a Christopher Nolan film: gritty and dark. After all, we were first introduced to her in The Princess Diaries as a dorky princess. Now I obviously didn’t know Nolan’s plans for Catwoman or how her character was going to be interpreted, but needless to say, I wasn’t expecting much.
Until I watched the movie. Damn was I wrong and damn was everyone else wrong. This princess took off her tiara and smashed it to pieces then threw the left over shrapnel at all the haters, all of them! Catwoman was one of the stand out characters, but even after watching the film, I wasn’t sure why. She wasn’t particularly important to the storyline and didn’t cause any “Oh snap!” moments. She was kind of just there…..to wreck some hate.
In all seriousness, this is my attempt to break down Selina Kyle. I hope you enjoy.
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5. Sex Appeal
This one is obvious. Anne Hathaway is already very attractive as it is. Put her in a skin-tight black leather suit, hooker heels that go on for days, and on a motorcycle in a very suggestive position, and watch as all the fan boys turn into preteens who are just discovering sex – if they aren’t already. For some people, this is enough to warrant Selina Kyle as their favorite character, but let’s go deeper in this shall we?
Ms. Kyle wasn’t sexy just to be sexy. She had a seductive confidence rarely seen in female characters in superhero flicks. She only used her “womanly” powers once for personal gain, but the important thing is, she wasn’t cold about it – a trait all too familiar with the female assassin type character. Her snarky attitude when she was walking through the prison was another testament to her seductive confidence. She knows she’s attractive, but she also knows she’s better than that. How attractive indeed.