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Twitter Reacts To The Abject Insanity That Is The 'Cats' Trailer

By Kristy Puchko | Film | July 19, 2019 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | July 19, 2019 |


This week we’ve seen a flurry of big trailers dropping, from the controversial crime drama Hustlers to the Brad Pitt-fronted space odyssey Ad Astra, the sinister clown thriller It Chapter Two, the Top Gun sequel that’s somehow a real thing, and whatever Kevin Smith has talked his famous friends into now. But the trailer that broke the internet and snapped our minds was undoubtedly the absolute insanity of Cats.

Directed by Tom Hooper, Cats features an all-star cast that includes Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, and Taylor Swift. Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running Broadway musical, the film also boasts a bold new take on the look of its titular creatures. Forget the bodysuits and facepaint from the stage show. Hooper’s Cats has allegedly groundbreaking “digital fur technology” that was teased in a previous behind-the-scenes featurette. But even with warning, the world was not ready for the new face of Cats.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the look of Cats’ feline-ified stars.

Some liked it!

Many did not.

Some were overwhelmed. (Watch this with the sound on. It’s 100% delightful.)

Some had questions.

But we can all agree:

And then came the mash-ups!

And a request I pray is answered.

And finally, the tweet that made me outright cackle.

Header Image Source: Universal Pictures