*** my 2-star review is now live… ***
Well that was different.
I’ve just watched the Cats trailer, which has caused the internet to explode today. I thought it was half creepy & half interesting. Some scenes worked well (I liked the choreography and of course the singing), and some just looked bizarre (the tails of the unexpected).
I predict a singalong version will be doing great business in a year. Who knows, one day they might make a stage version out of it.
Though where the hell was Bagpuss?
(I’ve also got a poll going over on Twitter asking whether I should make my cat or dog watch it, and let’s just say I think people are letting their dogs vote.)
Cats is directed by Tom Hooper, with the screenplay is written by Lee Hall and Hooper, with the film based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical (itself based on TS Eliot’s poems).
The movie stars Taylor Swift (Bombalurina), Idris Elba (Macavity), Judi Dench (Old Deuteronomy), Jason Derulo (Rum Tum Tugger), Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Rebel Wilson (Jennyanydots), Francesca Hayward (Victoria), Ian McKellen (Gus the theatre cat), James Corden (Bustopher Jones) and many more…
Cats is out in the UK and the US on 20 December. Watch the trailer below – or click here for the Cats: A Look Inside featurette released earlier this week.