The Tom Hooper-directed movie takes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s well-known musical ― which is itself primarily based on T.S. Eliot’s assortment of poems, “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” ― and plunges it straight into the uncanny valley. It transforms big-name stars like Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Idris Elba and Taylor Swift into weird half-human, half-cat creatures who appear extraordinarily small in some scenes and oddly massive in others.
Not surprisingly, folks on Twitter sharpened their claws for some scathingly hilarious jokes. Here are only a few.
I do not know why you are all freaking out over miniature but large cats with human superstar faces and horny breasts performing a demented dream ballet for teenagers.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) July 18, 2019
in a method, i am glad grumpy cat by no means needed to see this
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 18, 2019
The cats in Cats (2019) may have sensible spiked penises
— Cats Movie (@jaboukie) July 18, 2019
Why do they not know the way massive cats are???? WERE ANY CATS CONSULTED
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) July 18, 2019
I am fucking dying, I requested my eight 12 months previous to observe it to get her opinion and she or he nope-ed out as quickly as the primary cat got here on display screen. Like, actually stated “no” and walked away.
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) July 18, 2019
“Cats” shall be in theaters Dec. 20.