It has been over 80 years since the release of Dr. Seuss’ first book, and during that time dozens of movies and TV shows have been made from his books. Maybe none are more infamous than the 2003 film The Cat in the Dr Seuss Hat, which starred Michael Myers, Alec Baldwin, Dakota Fanning and Sean Hayes, among others. The movie hits Netflix starting tomorrow, December 1, although it’s probably worth checking out fairly quickly if you want to, as the last time it was on Netflix, the license was only $ 10. 30 days and she left a month later.
The live-action movie was to capitalize on the success of Ron Howard’s live-action adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Dr Seuss Christmas, but while this movie has become a vacation staple for many families, The cat in the hat was a box office disappointment. He was also vilified by critics, scoring just 9% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It does a little better with audiences, scoring 54%, but it’s still not exactly the kind of reception you want for a $ 100million movie based on one of the books for. best-selling kids of all time.
In the book and film, while waiting for their babysitter, two children (here named Conrad and Sally) meet a talking cat, who tries to turn his boredom into fun, but leaves his house in ruins.
Myers’ performance in the film takes on the same manic energy as Carrey’s Grinch, making his version of the Hat Cat a character who spits out an endless stream of sarcasm. That, combined with the many subplots and side trips you have to write in order to stretch any Dr. Seuss book into a feature film, created a film that is very different from the book it was based on, although the popular series. for children The cat in the hat knows a lot about it (voiced by Martin Short) arguably has a fairly similar energy.
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