Josie and the Pussycats gets a pan by most reviewers who saw it, and many who didn’t. Lame plot, boring characters, bad music, too much branding, stupid jokes, horrible acting, and most of all: ridiculously unbelievable.
At risk of people never reading this site again (might already be true) I will have to agree with most of the above, but also say I found the movie very entertaining.
Lame plot? Yes. Too much branding? Yup. Ridiculously unbelievable? Yeah that too. I have news for you: It’s supposed to be kind of lame. I actually happen to think the product branding (of which the film received no money) is brilliant. Yeah, I will say it again: Brilliant. It is a movie about subliminal messages in media to control the youth of America, and the filmmakers prominently put commercial logos and products in almost every scene. You see? It’s smart humor? Really!Â I am impressed with their dedication. A comp-out would be throwing in the Target logo a few times and calling it a day, but no, Josie and the Pussycats soaked itself with over 70 brands.
The plot is ridiculous because the premise is ridiculous, because the original cartoon idea was ridiculous. It is supposed to be funny that the story is so dumb. The worst part of the plot is the love story. I know it has to be there, and it’s predictably boring, but luckily is painless to watch and resolves itself quickly. Continue reading “Josie and the Pussycats”