Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever

When I found out there was going to be a Grumpy Cat Christmas Special this year, I was super excited. How could you not like Grumpy Cat? She's beautiful with a perpetually grumpy face used to illustrate funny memes with curmudgeonly phrases. Some of the Christmas ones make me laugh the most. And Aubrey Plaza, who plays an excessively sarcastic character in Parks and Recreation, was chosen to voice Grumpy Cat. It seemed like a formula for success.

The special aired on Lifetime on the 29th and I watched it. I wasn't overly impressed, but it was worth watching once. The story concerns a cat who lives in a pet store after having been returned twice for her disposition. A little girl makes a wish and suddenly can hear the cat's thoughts. She can the cat team up to take down a doofus team of criminals plotting to steal the expensive Leonberger from the pet store. The characters are juvenile, especially the rock band guitarist criminals who are basically stock characters lifted straight from other kid-oriented movies like The Three Ninjas or Hocus Pocus. There are a few amusing jokes at the expense of conventional Lifetime movies, but this is pretty standard stuff.

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