When the first Cats trailer (embedded below) dropped in July, it freaked out a lot of people (probably dog lovers). For them, the sight of feline-human hybrids with digital fur is just too much to handle.
Is it because the cats look too much like humans or that the humans look too much like cats? Either way, it’s the stuff nightmares are made of. Now, a gazillion memes later, comes another trailer.
This time, there’s more catty action — mostly them dancing — from Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which reportedly cost £230 million (US$298 mill or S$405 mil),
And judging from the feedback, people are still freaked out by it. For starters, why do cats have human breasts? (Er, because they're played by humans?)
as soon as I saw @catsmovie gave the lady cats breasts, I should have assumed someone would shake them while dancing but I still wasn't prepared for the reality of what that would look like... pic.twitter.com/tT24lyBcAG— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) November 19, 2019
The starry and furry ensemble include Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, and Francesca Hayward.
In the US, Cats has the cajones to face off that little indie arthouse movie called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, both opening Dec 19. Here, Cats is smart enough to steer clear of The Force by opening a week later, on Boxing Day.
Cats opens in cinemas Dec 26.