Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore is a movie so laughably bad I can’t even begin to know where to start when it comes to criticism. While certain things are to be expected in this blatant imitation of the James Bond cinematic oeuvre, the colorful opening sequence is one of the better parts of the movie, as is the premise that the talking cats and dogs involved learn to transcend their previous state of hostility and work together to defeat the Bond-esque supervillianess and rogue former MEOWS agent, Kitty Galore, who threatens to use a satellite system to play a CD of special high-frequency sounds meant to drive dogs crazy and cause humans to turn against them worldwide.
This idea isn’t completely bad, but some of the execution is. The movie is riddled with factual inaccuracies concerning the the two common pet species (a high-frequency sound that would turn dogs against humans would most likely bother cats as well).
While I understand that there are some elements with which the writers and artists have had to take artistic license, they are scrupulous about adhering to the convention that because the cats and dogs lack opposable thumbs, their being able to carry out certain activities, such as taking a photo, are dependent upon the special collars the cats’ and dogs’ respective spy agencies have developed for their agents.
Kitty Galore is portrayed as a hairless cat, but her backstory is that she had been a conventional cat who attained her currently hairless state after having fallen into a vat of hair removal cream in a beauty product factory while serving as an agent of MEOWS, turned rogue following this traumatic experience, and evidently came up with her current nefarious plot after having been kicked out of her previous owner’s home for “scaring the dog” with her hairless appearance. She conveniently finds a new home with an unsuccessful illusionist who lives in an RV and works for an amusement park, which better facilitates her evil plan than her previous owner and suburban home.
This ignores the fact that there are naturally hairless cats, and that dogs don’t give a damn about cats’ appearance.
A much more serious objection I have to this movie is that one of the sequences in the movie’s storyline apes the Silence Of The Lambs scene where FBI trainee Clarice Starling meets the bound and muzzled Hannibal Lector. While this movie’s version has removed certain “adult” elements of the encounter, to see that image even with a fictionalized anthropomorphized animal surrogate, would, I am afraid, be too frightening and confusing for the young children for whom such a film is intended.

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