Ahead of Wonder Woman‘s release this weekend, Screen Junkies has debuted an Honest Trailer for one of the most poorly received female-led superhero films to date: Halle Berry’s Catwoman.
The film, which only shares its namesake with the beloved DC Comics character, was produced for $100 million back in 2004 and went on to earn just $80 million worldwide over the course of its theatrical run. That in itself proved to be a miracle, as the film has often found itself to be the butt of the joke among fans and critics, earning a mere 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was a movie that could have been a step forward for female-led superhero films, but ultimately proved to be a huge setback. From the terrible writing, special effects, the non-nonsensical story and all around poor editing, Catwoman was a mess from the moment it arrived, as evidenced in the Honest Trailer below.
The mediocrity of the film wasn’t lost on Berry. The actress was on hand at the Razzies that year to accept the award for Best Worst Actress, where she publicly acknowledged just how terrible the film was during her acceptance speech. It appears as though Berry has no interest in revisiting the role; when asked whether she’d like to get a second chance at the character throughout the years, Berry has been quick to say no.
While DC hasn’t announced any plans to give Catwoman her own film within the DC Extended Universe, the most recent version of the character — played by actress Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises — has proven to be a true adaption of the fan-favorite character, with the character sharing more than just the mantle of Catwoman.
The good news for DC fans is that the entertainment giant has seemingly learned their lesson from the 2004 Catwoman film, as their upcoming Wonder Woman film has scored 97% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of publication and is set for an impressive global debut when it hits theaters this weekend.