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Caper

January 30, 2014

Back in Trophies, a flashback revealed that in the early days of Harvey Dent’s career as Two-Face, he and Selina got together for the occasional movie night of Chinese takeout and double features.  Not surprisingly, her taste ran to heist films.

Catwoman is, after all, a thief, and not the small-time variety.  She is the best cat burglar in the world, she chooses among the most valuable prizes in the world, and it is her choice that makes a prize Cat-worthy.  As one who glamorizes the unsavory business of taking other people’s property, she would naturally favor the movies that do the same.  As one who exemplifies the fun of being bad and getting away with it, she would be drawn to those films that get that elusive dynamic so well they are able to theft as entertainment.

The heist movie was a staple long before comic book superheroes broke into the mainstream, so consider what her delight will be when she discovers Caper a new webseries from Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry.

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Set to be released as a part of the YouTube channel’s slate this year, it’s hard to believe it’s not tailor-made to catch the cat-lady’s eye and win a Catwoman endorsement:  Superheroes turned thieves.

Another heist offering in the works is a feature film based on Sony’s Sly Cooper.  Confession time, I am not familiar with the game, but Sly is evidently an orphaned raccoon thief.

“In the film, Sly learns of his birth family’s secret legacy; that he comes from a long line of talented and international thieves. Endowed with this
knowledge, Sly and his friends are catapulted into a global adventure as they race to reassemble pieces of an ancient book holding The Cooper Clan’s family secrets before it can fall into the hands of Clockwerk – an evil Russian metallic owl bent on ending the Cooper family line. From romantic Parisian
backdrops to the lush mountains of China, gritty film noir meets bright, colorful graphic novels in this origin story of the world’s greatest
thief-turned-hero.”

While it looks like kiddie fare, and while Selina is less fond of “the world’s greatest thief-turned-hero” notion compared to the reverse in Caper, it looks like a fun romp.

In other bad girl news, the final installment of Cat-Tales: NMK Inc. is now before us.  Lex Luthor and Poison Ivy sniffing around Bruce & Selina all of a sudden?  Sure, they’re attractive and all, but there has to be something else going on…

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