The “Cats” trailer is finally here, and the Internet isn’t too happy about it.
When it was announced that the beloved musical would be given the live-action treatment, musical theater lovers rejoiced. But many have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment — and downright terror — toward the film’s first trailer.
The trailer features a number of A-list actors and musicians, including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Idris Elba and Dame Judi Dench, among others, who appear as felines with human-like faces and bodies. The film’s director, Tom Hooper — best known for directing films like “Les Misérables” and “The King’s Speech” — has called the technique “digital fur technology.”
Many commenters are poking fun at said technology, comparing the actors to other iterations of this anthropomorphism in film, including in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” where Emma Watson’s character, Hermione Granger, accidentally transforms into a cat, and Mike Myers’ take on “The Cat in the Hat.” Others have taken liberty with the trailer by adding in their own edits, like one user who cut in the song from Jordan Peele’s horror film, “Us,” over the “Cats” trailer.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) July 19, 2019
Scroll on to see some of the best social media reactions to the “Cats” trailer.
I don’t think it would be very wise for me to weigh in on the #CatsTrailer right meow.
— Chasten Glezman Buttigieg (@Chasten) July 18, 2019
— naomi 🐌 (@nay_oh_me) July 19, 2019
hermione granger walked so the cast of cats could run 😔✋🏼 pic.twitter.com/6FMqVkqE8u
— antifa gritty⁷ (@kivirantas) July 18, 2019
CATS (Dir. Tom Hooper, 2019) pic.twitter.com/12StXenumf
— Sarah_Woolley (@Sarah_Woolley) July 19, 2019
theory: sonic, lion king and now cats are a coordinated effort by the government to deprogram furries through sheer horror – live action arthur is next pic.twitter.com/7vmxcX4OoS
— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) July 19, 2019
— dumba$$ (@nobodyis_home) July 19, 2019
Memory from Cats (2019) pic.twitter.com/VA4HsFHUOA
— paul crudd (@ShaneAintFunny) July 19, 2019
CATS (2019), but there are also normal ass non-Jellicle cats hanging around pic.twitter.com/QpLL7zMI76
— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) July 19, 2019
— Booth (@honourablecrush) July 19, 2019
— Leigh (@TweeTrilby) July 19, 2019
— Robert Manion (@robertmanion) July 18, 2019
i for one think the new Cats movie looks fantastic pic.twitter.com/Nk0pJOSW6K
— Danny Devito Facts™ (@FactsDevito) July 19, 2019
— GoldenGirl Reactions (@goldengirlreact) July 19, 2019
I can’t believe they’re doing a Cat in the Hat reboot pic.twitter.com/RH5JESZh3a
— Ang (@stayclassyang) July 19, 2019
What he looks like on Tinder vs. Real life#CatsMovie
(Photo is my tuxedo cat) pic.twitter.com/6ti7xpJITV
— Lady WhistleDiep (aka Diep Tran) (@diepthought) July 19, 2019
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