clichéd family movie is actually not that bad. Employing a variety of
spy movie and pop culture references, Cats & Dogs the Revenge of
Kitty Galore is a light hearted family movie that is filled with action,
comedy and even a little bit of intrigue. It's also the follow-up of the
2001 movie, Cats & Dogs which sees some familiar canine and feline
characters return plus a health dose of new comers. It's also great to
see the improvement of CGI over the years as well.
positive aspect of Cats & Dogs the Revenge of Kitty Galore is
that you don't need to know any prior knowledge of the original movie
and all you need to do is sit back, watch and be entertained. The story
behind this movie involves a nefarious plot by Kitty Galore (Bette
Midler) to turn dogs against their owners. This will force mankind to
institutionalise their beloved friends and then cats will become
man's newest best friend.
However in order to stop this unthinkable act, the canine spy agency
known as PAWS must join forces with MEOW, a feline cat agency and in
coming together as one, they will hopefully stop the deliciously insane Kitty Galore.
The main characters of the film revolve around the brash police dog
Diggs (James Marsden), veteran canine agent Butch (Nick Nolte), a
comedic pigeon known as a Seamus (Katt Williams) and MEOW agent
Catherine (Christina Applegate).
though the characters are a motley bunch, they actually work quite well
together and there some classic scenes in the movie. Whether it's Diggs
and Butch sniffing each other to ensure that humans never know that
animals can talk or Catherine's nieces and nephews trying to find the
mythical "dog-spot" which makes dogs move their leg when rubbed, it's
quite a clever play on the animal world.
Another highlight is Roger Moore as Tab Lazenby (more James Bond
references) who plays the eloquent leader of MEOW in classic Bond
fashion. But you really can't go past Kitty Galore played marvellously
by Bette Midler and even though this is a villainous feline, she
definitely steals the show.
main human roles are played by Chris O'Donnell, the police owner of
Diggs and Jack McBrayer as Chuck the magician, another scene stealer as
the bumbling carnival magician. All in all, Cats & Dogs the Revenge of Kitty Galore
is an enjoyable ride that although doesn't offer the world of children
and family movies anything new, the enjoyment factor is still thoroughly
Video, Audio & Special Features
the video and audio look and sound magnificent on Blu-ray thanks to its
1080p video and DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 that does make use of your
surround sound. The colours are bright, the images are super sharp and
there are no errors whatsoever in this production. The CGI is definitely
the highlight of the video and sometimes you cannot tell which is the
real animal or what is CGI.
special features are a little light as compared to Warner or Disney
family movies but nonetheless, there are some light featurettes that
include some faux gag reels and interviews by the animals which are cute
to watch. Add in some animated showdowns from Looney Tunes and Hannah
Barbera of cats versus dogs and viewers have some additional cartoon
end, Cats & Dogs the Revenge of Kitty Galore is a family
movie that can be watched by children and adults alike. Although it's a
good movie, it doesn't push the safety boundary and try to add something
different or unique to this genre but it's still worth to be part of
your Blu-ray collection. Check it out!