- Director: Alberto Mar
- Details: US / 90 mins (G)
Ironically for an animated film, Top Cat plays like it was written in crayon. Aimed towards kids who still find a set of keys incredibly entertaining, this is really not worth the premium price you'd pay in 3D, especially not for a whole family.
Based on the classic TV show, the story centres on a degenerate alley cat of questionable morals, who robs people blind on a regular basis. When a new police chief turns up who takes a particular disliking to Top Cat, he finds himself under even more scrutiny than usual.
How do I put this in a family friendly way? Top Cat is about as much fun as using a plunger to remove piles. It's aimed at the very, very young and although it has moments of self-awareness, for the most part it's straight up bad.
It could've worked, it really could have; the character is one that skates by on charisma, and moving him ironically into a modern setting could've set things up for plenty of laughs. Instead, it's a Saturday morning cartoon literally transferred to the big screen sans frills.
In a world where studios are putting so much care into the development of characters in family aimed flicks, Top Cat just doesn’t cut it. The most shocking thing is that something this shoddily made got a big screen release.
Review by Mike Sheridan | 12:24 | Friday 1st June 2012 | Movie Review
well done just saying i have not seen it but it looks like nobody enjoyed it just saying sorry maybee make it funny really funny okkkk lol cyaPosted 11:46 | Tue 12th Jun 2012
Live action is the way to go. Look at the massive success of The Flintstones movie and Scooby Doo, Top Cat being from the same creators could've had the same thing. I'm thinking Garfield...Posted 00:01 | Wed 13th Jun 2012
Amy Farrah Fowler from 'Big Bang Theory' once said "cats are the epitome of indifference". She couldn't have been more wrong, as far as Top Cat's concerned anyway! This fluffy film follows alleycats from Manhattan fighting against evil, old school- style. The good is Top Cat and his cheeky clouter of cats, chancing their paws and loving every minute of it. The bad is Strickland: a creepy aul crook with an eye for his face and his funding. The ugly: non-existent. This flick's a lovely way to spend an afternoon. The mixture of old and new was perfect, reminding us of the past and maybe warning us about the future. It's fun for kids, the action is reminiscent of the Marx bros. and there are some truly hilarious voices.Also for the adults, there are cute cultural references to keep you chuckling.The film runs for 1hr 30mins: a fun-filled breeze. Sure give it a go. Preferably Sundays!Posted 17:54 | Sat 21st Jul 2012
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