The official trailer for Cats dropped late last night and plenty of people have had their say on social media.
Movie trailers are funny things. A good trailer gives studios the chance to sell their film immediately. On the other hand, a bad trailer can immediately put cinema-goers off.
The reaction to the first trailer of Cats has certainly made a divided audience, with the trailer being spoken about for all the wrong reasons, resulting in the film called “the creepiest film of the year”.
Despite an all-star cast, which includes; Judi Dench, James Corden, Idris Elba, and Taylor Swift, the trailer has raised lots of eyebrows with plenty of people apparently confused about the look of the ‘cats’ and, as always, Twitter has been a great place to voice these opinions.
Stewie just saw the “Cats” trailer. pic.twitter.com/vNuYqa1TLl
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) July 19, 2019
I can’t believe the Cats trailer is scarier than the IT trailer pic.twitter.com/QPp7Jh7mWB
— Joe 🏳️🌈 (@JoePassmore) July 18, 2019
I’m calling an emergency meeting of cats to agree our response to THAT film trailer. This insult to felines shall not go unpunished! pic.twitter.com/hO8aTyVvNB
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) July 19, 2019
— Amon Warmann (@awarmann) July 18, 2019
Despite plenty of negative reactions, however, there are those out there who don’t seem to see what all the fuss, or fuzz, is all about.
Everyone calling Cats after the first trailer about how it looks . . . Yet rushing to see The Lion King which looks awful with the CGI and talking/singing 🤷🏼♀️ I think Cats looks fantastic, as the show is a little strange and it looks like a good adaptation for me!
— Caz (@LetsGoToTheMov7) July 19, 2019
I get excited for trailers but they rarely take my breath away … THIS DID. https://t.co/vDrEIAf3zO
— Josh Rom (@JoshRomOnAir) July 18, 2019
Why is everyone so shocked at the #CatsMovie trailer, have they forgotten that Cats has always been a bunch of adults dressed up like cats singing songs?
— Beth Sells (@Beth_Sells) July 19, 2019
In Tom Hooper’s live-action take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical, our feline friends have been brought to life by state of the art ‘digital fur technology’.
Apparently ‘state of the art’ now means Judi Dench’s blurry face on a fur coat.
Check out the trailer below and decide for yourself!
Cats will hit UK cinemas on December 20th.
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