Okay, so it was only supposed to be silly fun for the under nine set, but beware all adults who venture into the theater with their kids, as Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore will make you want to woof!
A sequel to an undistinguished original, in this film we have a world where cats have their own version of the CIA (MEOWS), and dogs have their separate version of the FBI (PAWS), all conducted under the nose of the incredibly stupid human race, Kitty Galore (voiced by Bette Midler) is a former cat spy gone mad by an attack by a dog (causing her to lose her long white fur), and rejection by her human masters (at Christmas, no less).
Now Kitty seeks revenge on both dogs and humans, by launching a satellite driven sound effect that will drive all dogs wild and cause them to turn on their masters and all mankind. Chomp! Ouch!
Only an intrepid band of mixed species can stop her, as two dogs, a cat and a complete whack case of a pigeon join forces (or in this case farces).
Diggs (voiced by James Marsden) is a dog that can't obey orders, which constantly gets his human policeman master Shane (Chris O'Donnell) into trouble. Butch (voiced by Nick Nolte) is the crafty old veteran of PAWS, assigned to partner with the talented, but raw Diggs, while Catherine (voiced by Christina Applegate) is an agent on loan from MEOWS to help the duo, and Seamus (voiced by Katt Williams) is a winged informant with zero information to offer (just plenty of one-liners).
Before you start thinking that this film will be fun for anybody beyond a third grade reading level, trust me when I tell you: it isn't! The comedy is about as sophisticated as a Sesame Street joke book, and the action is more cheesy than a cheddar factory (yes, worse even than that last observation).
Now, for the younger kids, Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is a maybe (at best), the tweens might laugh at it, and the teens wouldn't go into this one under threat of painful, violent torture (which is kind of what they'd experience if they sat through the film).
When the best thing about the movie experience is the Road Runner cartoon they play before the film starts, you know what you've just sat through isn't hot and funny on the mark, but more like hot and steamy on the carpet!