We try to be very optimistic about movies around The Nerdy. We had some concerns about Cats, but then the featurette came out the other day, and the sets were interesting, and everyone seemed so up on the concept of the film.
The Cats trailer is here, and… just proceed with caution, folks.
To be super clear, we have nothing against musicals, be they on stage or screen. I have enjoyed many of them over the years, but this one… this one looks like it’s going to hurt.
This is very much about the technology used to make them look like cats, and we think they would have been better off with the old Broadway costumes. This falls so hard into the “uncanny valley” of CGI mistakes that it feels like a visual assault.
The cast is stellar, everyone knows the songs are good, but this is a time we definitely would have preferred leotards as costumes.
Cats hits theaters Dec. 20, 2019.