Top Cat: The Movie (U)
Top Cat (voiced by Jason Harris) and his buddies Benny (Chris Edgerly), Choo Choo (Harris), Fancy Fancy (Matthew Piazzi), Spook (Ben Diskin) and Brain (Harris) enjoy the run of Manhattan’s alleys, despite the best efforts of Officer Dibble (Bill Lobley) to thwart their scams. Their latest ruse involves getting close to the visiting Maharaja of Pikachu, who is well known for giving away rubies as tips. Their antics are quickly curtailed by the new chief of police, Lou Strickland (Harris again), who installs CCTV cameras on every corner and mans the streets with automaton cops. Consequently, TC and the gang have to adapt their cons, while the main cat pursues a date with Strickland’s sexy secretary, Trixie (Melissa Disney).
In 2089, astrophysicist Dr Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and her partner Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) unearth an ancient cave painting that confirms the existence of an extra-terrestrial race known as the Engineers. Wealthy industrialist Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) agrees to finance a voyage to the alien home planet.
A spaceship called Prometheus captained by Janek (Idris Elba) provides the transport for Weyland company executive Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and the crew, including geologist Fifield (Sean Harris) and medic Ford (Kate Dickie). Operations android David (Michael Fassbender) casts a dispassionate eye over proceedings but as the explorers touch down on the Engineers’ home world, they are woefully unprepared for what awaits them.
RatING: H H H