When you were growing up, did you ever say that you didn't like something before you tried it? I can recall adamantly telling my dad that I hated rice pudding and him replying, "how can you hate it when you haven't even tried it?," to which I replied: "I know I hate it. It looks gross." In fairness to four-year-old me, rice pudding does look gross.
My point is that we learn as children not to judge a book by its cover, which is why, I, like many other folks, have refrained from slamming Tom Hooper's upcoming adaptation of the hit musical Cats. That being said, when I saw the new trailer yesterday, I swiftly decided that I had given this movie enough mouthfuls to confirm that it's just as terrifying as I had imagined it would be.
Nobody - I repeat, nobody - should be made to watch a furry James Corden singing show tunes. The world is anxiety-inducing enough already.
But don't just take my word for it, here's what everyone else has been saying. And scroll to the bottom of the article to see the trailer so that you can judge for yourself, if... you know... you feel like you can handle it...
In fairness to Hooper's Cats, the movie does have an impressive cast.
via: Imdb.comThe all-star cast ensemble includes Taylor Swift, Francesca Hayward, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Rebel Wilson, and, as I mentioned, James Corden.
Maybe the familiar faces make it weirder?
via: Imdb.comMaybe there'd be less of an uncanny valley effect if the actors featuring in this project were not so well known to us. I mean, it's hard enough to accept these human-like/cat-like creatures as anything other than weird without the added confusion of one of them also being Taylor goddam Swift.
"Wait, is that - is that whatshisface?"
via: Imdb.comThere's nothing that can take you out of the magic of suspended disbelief that's required to fully immerse yourself in the cinema experience than realizing that the cat that you're watching dance around is actually someone that you know from TV, right?
Is this a movie or a bizarre fancy-dress party at Taylor Swift's house?
via: Imdb.comFrom watching the trailer, I'm really not sure.
Before I unleash the trailer on you, be warned.
Stay safe ppl #CatsTrailer https://t.co/9CzOjCvkzZ— Mark Kilgallon (@Mark Kilgallon)1563518699.0
I think that this Twitter user hit the nail on the head...It just doesn't look right, it looks like the movie is mid-way through production and the CGI-team hasn't been in yet.
You're absolutely right!
The Cats Trailer makes the #CatsMovie look like it was filmed in Snapchat. https://t.co/S5GuxkaHU2— Cult Cinema Catacombs (@Cult Cinema Catacombs)1563489251.0
I think that I'd sooner watch this version...School of Rock with a Snapchat filter over it is less offensive to the eye than the new trailer.
So it appears that I'm not the only one that wished that I could unsee furry James Corden...
james corden in the cats trailer is what i see when i have sleep paralysis https://t.co/xyA95f8kPs— 🌻pip🌻 (@🌻pip🌻)1563534020.0
Does Corden's character vom on someone?
via: TheGuardian.comAs if the trailer wasn't already gross enough.
What's Hopper thinking with the size of the cats?A lot of people have commented on the size of the cats in the trailer. The sizes are irregular and inconsistent. Sometimes the cats seem as small as mice and other times they're too large to fit into a trash can... What's going on Hopper? What's going on?
I seriously hope that this isn't true...Imagine! What size would they be for that scene? Would they be the same size? Would it include James Corden? Why do the cats have boobs? I need to go and sit in the shower.
Petition for a public holiday to be announced.
HOW THE FUCK ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO ANY WORK WHEN THE ONLY THING ANYONE CAN THINK ABOUT ARE MUTANT HUMAN CAT MONSTERS— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon)1563525321.0
I do not envy anyone involved in the making of the Cats movie...
Good morning to everyone except those involved in the making of the Cats movie https://t.co/Hvqjc41TyA— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@Ireland Simpsons Fans)1563522193.0
A lot of people have been questioning Hopper's creative methods...
cats (2019) dir. tom hooper https://t.co/HPxenkaGnn— seph ✨ (@seph ✨)1563521229.0
There's nothing cute about furry James Corden.
therapist: cat james corden cant hurt you cat james corden: https://t.co/UuQwDvHEaw— brocc !! (@brocc !!)1563518846.0
Well, somebody had to say it...
@ the new cats movie https://t.co/FIpyibDHKF— izzaaay (@izzaaay)1563513506.0
I think that it's safe to say that there's been a fur tech fail.
I’m sorry just one more Cats tweet tonight: I like to imagine they pitched a big game with the “fur tech” and beli… https://t.co/UHBUuz9sOG— alanna (@alanna)1563511866.0
We've got a psychic in the house...
the 'cats' movie trailer made me remember the one time I drew this in 2018 so basically I predicted the future https://t.co/w5n6zOAetr— taylan! (@taylan!)1563511289.0
Did Hooper slip his cast members' polyjuice potion?
When the producers of #Cats don’t cast Emma Watson despite the fact that she has relevant 👏 work 👏 experience 👏 https://t.co/dGsHUy4P0w— Gabby Birenbaum (@Gabby Birenbaum)1563510826.0
How much did they spend on this movie?It only costs a cool $200 million to terrify the entire world.
The thing is, though, I'm sure that people will still go to watch it.
Yall actin like the original #Cats wardrobe wasnt 10x’s weirder... Im excited for this shit! https://t.co/IUqAjvLGBC— jesse's girl🌙 (@jesse's girl🌙)1563511470.0
Providing that the movie theatres show it...I know that this is fake but, honestly, I think that it is too distressing for theatres.
2019 won't be remembered as a great year for CGI...
Studios really be out here competing for the most terrifying CGI monstrosity in 2019 #Cats https://t.co/icxSRhHSgd— Tired Chuu (@Tired Chuu)1563499587.0