Cats: Twitter reacts to the trailer of Andrew Lloyd Webber musical movie
It's been hotly anticipated for years now, as a killer cast of Hollywood A-listers and acting greats was slowly assembled for the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats. But our first glimpse of the animated film didn't quite see the Jellicle Moon shining bright.
Released in the late hours of Thursday, the trailer gave us a first look at the likes of James Corden, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo and Jennifer Hudson in their feline form, as well as a first listen to Hudson performing the song "Memory" throughout".
Reaction to the trailer was mixed, to say the least.
Me: Maybe the Cats trailer wasn't that bad, maybe we imagined it.— Dr Emily Garside (@EmiGarside) July 19, 2019
Cats Trailer: pic.twitter.com/Lmpe2gDlZ4
There has nothing in such a long time that united all of Twitter as the Cats trailer. Long may that continue.— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 19, 2019
Yes, I've seen the "Cats" trailer. pic.twitter.com/ncbnX1ZbIW— Paul_Dini (@Paul_Dini) July 19, 2019
I thought I was afraid of climate change but it turns out my greatest fear is men and women dressed up as cats thinking they are cats and singing as cats in catsuits.— Aisling Bea (@WeeMissBea) July 18, 2019
CATS (2019) pic.twitter.com/o3kmsK86oQ— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) July 18, 2019
There was also a strong reaction from the cat community, led by Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, Larry.
I'm calling an emergency meeting of cats to agree our response to THAT film trailer. This insult to felines shall not go unpunished! pic.twitter.com/hO8aTyVvNB— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) July 19, 2019
My reaction to the Cats trailer pic.twitter.com/8KxLB4I5BN— max seddon (@maxseddon) July 19, 2019
Just watched the Cats film trailer. pic.twitter.com/ioyIwIg5zz— kate weston (@kateelizweston) July 19, 2019
Barry after watching the Cats trailer and finding out there are no real cats in it. pic.twitter.com/oME3IGy3Vo— Martha Kelly (@MarthaKelly3) July 19, 2019
Some were more optimistic about the trailer and hopeful for the film.
It's purr-fect!— Sophie Thomas (@ellensoph) July 19, 2019
It is my favourite musical... I am worried that the movie will spoil it. Despite some great actors I am not sure all this technology will benefit it.... Let's see....— Dan (@lenniecat4) July 19, 2019
Cats is due to be released on 20th December 2019.
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