The 'Cats' Reviews Are in, and They're Absolutely Brutal
Ever since the first trailer dropped for director Tom Hooper's upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, it seemed like moviegoers were in for a blockbuster trainwreck. The character designs were hideous and confusing, both James Corden and Taylor Swift starred as insufferable singing felines, and the whole thing just looked bleak. Now reviews have confirmed that it's absolutely dire. Not "dire" in the sense that it's just a bad movie, but according to some critics, the forthcoming feature is a "monstrosity" and a "Jellicle catastrophe." As SlashFilm's Hoai-Tran Bui puts it, "There is a thin line between idiocy and genius, and Cats pukes a hairball on it and rubs its ass all over it." What does that even mean? It sounds bad!
As of press time, Cats currently boasts a 17% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the same score that The Fanatic, Fred Durst's bonkers stalker movie starring John Travolta also received. It also seems like the film is so out there that it may have totally warped critics' sense of reality. Just take a look at some of the most defeated, hilarious, and scathing lines from the first Cats reviews. They're truly something to behold.https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akwzq8/the-cats-reviews-are-in-and-theyre-absolutely-brutal