The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles, and the night they make the “Jellicle choice”, deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.
Hollywood hit or miss?
The show has had incredible success over the years, so it was only fitting that it was turned into a Hollywood hit featuring some of the biggest stars on the planet, including Taylor Swift, Judy Dench, and Rebel Wilson.
However, the long-awaited trailer was just released, and fans are NOT happy.
The words “nightmarish”, “cursed”, “horror”, “abomination”, and “fear” may have been tossed around one or two times by online critics.
One of the first problems they seem to bring up is the fact that the cats are too small. It had already been revealed in April that the characters in the movie would be the size of actual cats, but people are saying the animals are not to scale.
Secondly, and most importantly, the characters are made in a way that are making viewers feel uncomfortable.
Strangely, their faces are human, but they are wearing fur coats. They also have visible breasts under the fur coat…which only adds to the confusion.
People are, in one word, terrified. It is unknown whether the directors will make a change to the film before its official release in December.
In the meantime, it has created a lot of hilarious tweets for you to enjoy:
no one wants to see dame judy dench like this pic.twitter.com/29bVRFg7J0— j.r. hennessy (@jrhennessy) July 18, 2019
To whom does one report an abomination? A priest? https://t.co/zyiGi0LTIR— Josephine Tovey (@Jo_Tovey) July 18, 2019
I don't know why you're all freaking out over miniature yet huge cats with human celebrity faces and sexy breasts performing a demented dream ballet for kids.— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) July 18, 2019
The Cats trailer cursed the next four generations of my bloodline— Victoria Aveyard (@VictoriaAveyard) July 18, 2019
in a way, i'm glad grumpy cat never had to see this— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 18, 2019