Cool Cat Saves the Kids

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Cool Cat Saves the Kids
Cool Cat.jpg
Genre: Kids
Anti-bullying
Running Time: 75 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Directed by: Derek Savage
Written by: Derek Savage
Distributed by: Cool Cat Productions
Starring: Vivica A. Fox
Erik Estrada
Derek Savage
Jason Johnson
Previous film: Cool Cat Finds a Gun
Next film: Cool Cat: Kids Superhero


Cool Cat Saves the Kids is a 2015 children’s anti-bullying movie written and directed by Derek Savage, based on his children’s book series titled Cool Cat and is the fourth film in the series, this being the first feature-length one. It serves as both a standalone sequel and a reboot. The film has become infamous for its lack of quality due to its low budget, and is often grouped together along with other notoriously awful movies such as The Room and Birdemic: Shock and Terror. Since its release, it has been grouped with some of the worst kids' films of all time. However, it has also gained a cult following.

Plot

A bright orange cat named Cool Cat is the "Coolest Cat in the World", and a blonde-haired bully named Butch hates him for it. When Butch tries to bully Cool Cat and his friends, Cool Cat must stick up for himself and stop him.

Why It Sucks

  1. Despite his supposed role of teaching kids how to deal with bullies, Cool Cat lacks proper characterization to be such an important character. He, in fact, is very immature since he cries when Butch the Bully destroys his sandcastle and runs across the street without looking both ways despite the fact he just said to do that.
  2. Cool Cat's costume is shoddily made and looks downright terrifying when viewed from certain angles.
  3. Very confusing plot, which is a result of the movie being composed of three different short films linked together. For this reason, the Gun Safety part seems patched into the movie out of nowhere.
  4. Amateurish and shoddy camera work. There are times where you can clearly see the cameraman's shadow or reflection off the glass doors.
  5. Lack of continuity.
  6. Shockingly bad editing. There are several scenes where the characters make mistakes, but these aren't cut from the film.
  7. Awful acting, especially from Jason Johnson as Cool Cat, Connor Dean as Butch the Bully, and even Derek Savage himself as Daddy Derek.
  8. The policeman is played by a well-known former pornstar named Steve Crest. This movie is targeted towards kids, yet they included a former pornstar.
  9. Savage's overly enthusiastic acting sometimes makes it seem like he's sarcastically mocking Cool Cat, especially "Wow! $100?! That's a lot of money!".
  10. Very dreadful and repetitive stock music.
  11. Cool Cat, who is supposed to be a kid, drives a car in one scene, something that not even his actor, Jason Johnson, agrees with.
  12. They only had enough money for one catsuit, which you can tell because when Cool Cat and Momma Cat are "in the same room" when Cool Cat and Daddy Derek come back from Hollywood, in the middle, a column of tiles are noticeably shorter than the rest. This is because they were filming at two different times and putting those two scenes together.
  13. The movie shows what seems to be bestiality, where Daddy Derek marries an animal.
  14. Laughable and nonsensical dialogue, such as Butch saying "I just punked her!", as well as the scene where Butch's partner Jamie (who had appeared earlier in the film, by the way) says "Oh no, it's the police! We're in trouble! Oh, my mama's gonna whoop me!".
  15. On that topic, it also uses outdated slang like the aforementioned "punked", "groovy", and "exquisite".
  16. Bad dubbing.
  17. They restate everything at the end of the movie, which was also when they sort of sent the right message.
  18. Lots of padding, such as the Hollywood parade that has absolutely nothing to do with the movie. There's also a scene where all Cool Cat does is name cars from various famous movies.
  19. Grammar mistakes, such as "KIDS LOVES COOL CAT!"
  20. One scene feels like it was made just to show off Savage's Van Halen-signed guitar.
  21. Butch is such a bad villain. He yells out: "I love being the bully!" and constantly says he's a bully in almost every scene he's in. In fact, he is a stereotype of bullies because he is very one-dimensional and has no character development whatsoever. After he finds a gun, he decides to bring it to school with him...just so that he can take people's lunch money. This is inappropriate for kids. He then proceeds to say: "Boy, it'll be fat time for me!". As several reviewers have pointed out, nobody talks like that.
  22. Misleading title: Cool Cat does not save any kids at all.
  23. Wasted the talents of both Vivica A. Fox and Erik Estrada (who both seemed a little tipsy), as well as Eric Roberts in a PSA.
  24. Horrible sound direction.
  25. Its 2018 rerelease, Cool Cat: Kids Superhero, is even worse, with more irrelevant scenes, and Cynthia Rothrock voicing Momma Cat.
    • On that topic, Maria becomes very mean in the recut of the film, to the point where she makes Butch more likable in comparison.

Copyright Controversy

After the film came out, several online critics bashed the movie for its poor acting, awful plot and annoying main character. The two most notable such reviews were by I Hate Everything (as part of his “The Search for the Worst” series) and YourMovieSucks. Savage initially took his criticism in stride, but a few weeks after said videos were uploaded, Derek Savage had filed copyright claims against IHE for alleged “copyright infringement”, even though said the video was a review, which is protected by Fair Use.

Not long after, Derek Savage then uploaded a video in which he tried to explain the difference between copyright infringement and Fair Use, which was hated immensely. In response, YMS uploaded a video refuting Savage's claims.

On November 28th, IHE uploaded a video detailing the events that had transpired between him and Savage since his last video. According to IHE, Savage had even impersonated attorneys from a law firm in an attempt to manipulate him into removing several videos from his channel.

The reviews (including IHE and YMS' reviews) have since been reuploaded by others, notably Bobsheaux and Josiah Clarke. Corey's review was uploaded after the controversy.

Trivia

  • This movie is made of three 22-minute short films: Cool Cat Stops Bullying, released in 2012, Cool Cat in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, also from 2012, and Cool Cat Finds a Gun, released in 2013, with new material to tie them together. This could explain the inconsistency of the movie's plot. Savage admits in this video that he didn't plan this to be a feature-length film.
  • TheOdd1sOut made a whole video centered on this and Derek Savage, but it got removed from YouTube.

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Comments


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Animdude64

10 months ago
Score 4
Derek makes Micheal Bay look good!
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Knowyourmemeboi

3 months ago
Score 0
Agreed
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No Face

9 months ago
Score 4
This film makes Saving Christmas seem like a Best Picture-winning masterpiece
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Gabgaberox

6 months ago
Score 2
Same With Disaster Movie, The Last Airbender & The Transformer Sequels (Except Transformers: Dark Of The Moon)
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Kesner

8 months ago
Score 5
¨I´m Cool Cat, and I love ALL kids!¨.........Hello, FBI?
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Eddiebadassdavis

8 months ago
Score 1

I have never seen a film which has so much furriness

i would like to see that Cool cat stops a school shooting film
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Casablanca

7 months ago
Score 1

Cool Cat looks like my sister

jkjk
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Spidey McFly

6 months ago
Score 2
If I’m being honest, I kinda enjoy this film. It’s one of those “So bad, it’s good” films, you know?
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Gabgaberox

6 months ago
Score 1
Derek Savage Makes, Kirk Cameron, Michael Bay, Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer Look Like Academy Award Winners
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Sootyjared2

6 months ago
Score 1

I’m confused by this bit “Cool Cat, who is supposed to be a kid, drives a car in one scene, something that not even his actor, Jason Johnson, agrees with.”

Does that mean that he doesn’t think kids should drive cars or that cool cat is a kid or what? Can someone provide a source in this?
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Trevor807

one month ago
Score 1
He knows Cool Cat is supposed to be a kid, and how ridiculous it is for kids to drive cars.
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Nihirichan

6 months ago
Score 2
The slogan should've been "Barney the Dinosaur is Cooler than Cool Cat!"
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NeptunePerson2018

6 months ago
Score 1
Worst kids movie ever along with Foodfight
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Eric Cartman 2001

5 months ago
Score 1
Should I add in the bad qualities that one of the policemen is a well known pornstar(I don't remember the name of the pornstar though).
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BlazePlastic2003

4 months ago
Score 1
Steve Crest?
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-GoanimateRules-

4 months ago
Score 1
It's funny how this was released on a Sunday.
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Vauban

4 months ago
Score 1

My slogan for this movie: "Barney the Dinosaur is much better and cooler than Cool Cat!"

And aslo, kids hate Cool Cat in this horrendous movie.
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AlreadyInUse

4 months ago
Score 2
It's funny that the slogan they put claims it's better than Barney when in reality, kids hate Barney so that isn't saying much.
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Echidamu

4 months ago
Score 0
You actually mean that kids love Barney, right? I've never heard of any kids hating Barney and liking Cool Cat. Normally they'd think Cool Cat Saves the Kids is boring.
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Spidey McFly

one month ago
Score 0
Actually, Cool Cat is aimed usually at Grade 2 and up, and by then, most kids hate Barney. But they also hate Cool Cat, so they both suck equally.
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TaylorSwiftFan

4 months ago
Score 1
This movie makes me wanna throw up, it’s just gross, even my friend got his little brother this on DVD and he hated it.
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BlazePlastic2003

4 months ago
Score 1
I can't blame your friend's little brother. Even I can agree with him.
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TaylorSwiftFan

4 months ago
Score 1
I know.
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Echidamu

4 months ago
Score 1
Well, on the bestiality part, I don't think it's really so bad since Cool Cat's mother is a human cat and can therefore consent. Regular cats, I can understand why it's creepy because they can't speak up for themselves. But human animal relationships with humans used to be the norm in older days so I'm surprised anyone is catching on now. Interesting conversation starter though. I never would have thought of it that way myself when looking at movies like... this.
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Echidamu

4 months ago
Score 1
The norm in cartoons, I mean. Yeesh, that came out wrong.
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Eric Cartman 2001

4 months ago
Score 2
Daddy Derek is a furry considering that his wife is a cat. Not to mention, Cool Cat faps when he wakes up.
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WageTheUglyDoll12

one month ago
Score 0
KidS lOVEs cooL cat
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C.S. Murphy

18 days ago
Score 0
If I recall correctly, Derek stated on his Kickstarter campaign that he was looking to hire "three new celebrities" for the "Cool Cat Loves You/Cool Cat Kids Superhero" project, yet the final cut only introduces one—that being Cynthia Rothrock as the new voice of Mama Cat. What's the deal?
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SkyBlueYoshi

12 days ago
Score 0

I'm guessing his heart was in the right place

But unfortunately it came out looking like bright orange crap
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Toon

11 days ago
Score 0
I looooooove babies!

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