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the cat scene just made me sad


the entire scene was clever because it turned the tables on the cat and mouse relationship, but it didnt add a single thing to the movie, i just ended up feeling bad for the cat, and the cat wasnt even mentioned again implying it had zero affect on the development of the characters or anything else in the movie

the scene with the dog proved enough of a point that the rats could defeat creatures larger than them

it was just pointless

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I agree. That cat didn't deserve to be killed by all the rats. It wasn't attacking them.

Now if they'd shown the cat killing mice earlier or that it was cruel or whatever then the scene might have been valid but that cat didn't even want to be there. It got shoved into Willard's arms by his friend.
So I felt sorry for it dying...although I know those were just CGI rats.

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I don't like that part either, along with the parts with the mum, I think its the saddest parts of the film. But I think it had a point, and that was too show just how dangerous the rats now were - as soon as they saw it they just went for it and destroyed everything in their path to get to it. I also think it was a good way to showing the sheer ammount of rats there now was.

Also, (I assume as they played 'Ben' during it) its meant to be very dark comedy :P

Bring out Otis E already!

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That scene disturbed me as well. And it really bothered me that they never mentioned the cat again, like it wasnt that big of a deal.

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That scene was awesome. I loved the startled look on the cat's face when it noticed all the rats and pissed on itself. Don't tell me animals can't act! Lol




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I found the cat scene to be sad because Catherine gave out of kindness to Williard and it being killed by the rats.

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Though I am more of a dog person I felt sorry for the cat. I like cats but I accept them as a independent creature (though some cats like human attention). Cats can be great mousers but a rat which is pretty big can be hard for a cat (and scare them). Alot of terriers were made to kill rats. It would had been something different if they put a Border or Jack Russle terrier in that scene. I imagine in real life a cat would be overwhelded if there were a ton of rats around. That would even fit the description of the shoe being on the other foot better. I imagine they would also be scared if they were in the middle of a mouse plague (such as the ones in Australia). The cat in real life would have been safe for a while when it got off the ground. I will have to watch the movie again for I somehow missed the rats vs a dog.

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awesome scene

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I have to agree with the OP, the scene added nothing to the film and was unnecessary to begin with. I assume the intention was dark humor, but I found nothing humorous--dark or otherwise--about seeing a terrified cat fall into a nest of rats, screaming while it was eaten alive. I was hoping the cat would find a way out of the house and escape since it had done nothing to deserve it's fate.

And who gives an animal to someone they hardly know? And when Willard said he couldn't take it, she should've taken no for an answer. Then after shoving this poor doomed cat into this crazy stranger's house, she doesn't ask later, "How's kitty doing?" Nothing?

I really despised this movie and this foolish and contrived scene was one of the reasons. Then again, I'm one of the old timers who saw the original in the theater when it came out and really didn't think it needed to be remade to begin with. I was right.

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Not only is that scene totally unnecessary, but it's downright heartbreaking.  The feline tried so hard to escape and nearly succeeded, but stupid Ben...argh! But then, I do have a soft spot for cats.

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This scene almost made me cry. The poor kitty didn't even do anything! Seeing it fall into that pile of rats really disturbed me. Iv got 3 cats and 3 rats. Now I'm glad I never let my rats leave their cage. I couldn't imagine my cats dying like that. I was hoping the cat would have killed Ben.

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