The Trailer Was... A Lot
Sure, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is the most anticipated movie of the Christmas season, but the adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats. The notoriously strange stage show seemed like an odd one to adapt for the screen -- can you even explain the plot in a way that makes any sense? -- and the trailer... did nothing to prove that wrong.
The Internet Had Jokes
To say that the Cats trailer started conversations online would be an understatement. Literally no one knew how to react, so Twitter did what Twitter does and made jokes.
"Okay, I didn’t know there was going to be a live action Cats movie and... I was happier before."
"in a way, i'm glad grumpy cat never had to see this"
"all I will say about this cats trailer is that we are SURELY living in the last and final days church may I get an amen"
"That Cats Movie trailer is pure nightmare feul #CatsMovie"
The Director Responds
Director Tom Hooper recently spoke to Empire and he opened up about the social media tornado that took place after the trailer dropped.
"I was just so fascinated because I didn’t think it was controversial at all. So it was quite entertaining. Cats was apparently the number-one trending topic in the world, for a good few hours at least."
However, if you thought the cats in the Cats looked a little off, Hooper has an explanation.
"We’d only finished shooting in March, so all the visual effects [in the trailer] were at quite an early stage. Possibly there were, in the extremity in some of the responses, some clues in how to keep evolving [the production]. When you watch the finished film, you’ll see that some of the designs of the cats have moved on since then, and certainly our understanding of how to use the technology to make them work has gone up, too."
Cats hits theaters on December 20. Will you be singing "Memory" all alone in the moonlight?