Following up on the success of 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Imagine Entertainment presents The Cat in the Hat, their second live-action adaptation of a classic Dr. Seuss book. Starring Mike Myers, the film follows the adventures of Conrad (Spencer Breslin) and Sally Walden (Dakota Fanning), a young brother and sister who find themselves visited by the titular mischievous cat (Meyers) and his entourage when their mother (Kelly Preston) leaves them home alone. Also starring Alec Baldwin and the voice of Sean Hayes, The Cat in the Hat is the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated art director Bo Welch. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
I'm bewildered by those who did not enjoy this movie. I think Meyers did for The Cat what Carey did for the Grinch - just brought the character to life in such a comical way.
I also loved how colourful and creative the movie was.
I suppose if you had your mind set on only the storyline of the book it could be disappointing.
I found it to be a very contemporary way to bring some Suess characters to life in a fun plot with a cast of charming characters!