"Cats isn’t the cat-astrophe that everyone either feared or hoped for back in July, but it isn’t a triumphant vindication of Hooper’s vision, either." – Read the full review. The Guardian – 1/5 "The queasy fears prompted by one of the most disturbing movie trailers ever seen are realised in full in Tom Hooper’s jaw-dropping feline folly. Director Tom Hooper's adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical CATS (which, in turn, was based on T.S. Eliot's 1939 poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats) stays true to the original production, which first debuted on May 11, 1981. The story follows a tribe of cats called the Jellicles over the course of one night as they prepare to present themselves to Old.
Cats movie review: A seriously unique disasterpiece. This long acid trip doesn't end well. Jennifer Bisset. Dec. 18, 2019 4:01 p.m. PT.. Cats may be a unique blend of musical and movie. But.
Cats musical movie review. Producer Andrew Lloyd Weber has had multiple musicals take over Broadway for decades and then eventually make their way to the silver screen.Results have been mixed, but people were legitimately afraid of what would happen when it was announced a movie version of Cats was being directed by Tom Hooper—and they had every right to be. The Cats movie reviews are in, and folks, they are…not great. If you sense condescension in this review, it’s not intentional: “Cats” was the first major musical I ever saw, and I wore the T-shirt proudly, with its signature cat eyes — a logo that. Directed by Tom Hooper. With James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba. A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.
Cats functions more like an anthology of songs and musical theater numbers than it does as an intricate or compelling story. Thus, the material demands performers who can nail these tunes and dance numbers to a scratching post and hit you between the eyes with their singing chops. In that department, this version of Cats has been declawed. Cats review: Musical will leave you 'feline' embarrassed for all concerned Tom Hooper directs the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats for its new film adaptation starring Jennifer Hudson, Taylor. Watch the Cats movie trailer – video Everything feels off, from the scale of the purpose-built set (which makes the cats look more like Borrowers) to the erratic interpretations of its musical.
‘Cats’: Film Review Nine may not be enough lives for some of the stars to live down their involvement in this poorly conceived and executed adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical. Review A professional critic. Having just watched “Cats,” the movie version of the hit musical about something called “Jellicle cats,” it is clear that “Jellicle” must be cat-speak. Cats Review: Ignore the Haters, Enjoy the Music and Dancing. If you liked Cats the musical, you will like the film, the scathing reviews are just bullies piling on.
The movie Cats doesn’t even know what the musical Cats is about — Aja Romano, Vox. Cats review: Movie musical is a total disaster — Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post. His lede, however, is. Cats is a 2019 musical fantasy film based on the 1981 Tony Award-winning stage musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which in turn was based on the poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) by T. S. Eliot.The film is directed by Tom Hooper—in his second feature musical following Les Misérables (2012)—from a screenplay by Lee Hall and Hooper and features an. Cats movie review: Two hours of only song and dance. the musical theatre crowd and other stage performers and enthusiasts who will purr at the. As a movie, Cats doesn’t reach the level of.
The new Cats movie has been unanimously slammed by critics, crushed by a slew of one-star and even no-star reviews. The warning signs were there when the first trailers left fans “horrified. The review embargo for the upcoming movie adaptation of Cats, directed by Tom Hooper, lifted on Wednesday night and critics all across the internet have been coughing up furballs.. If you're not familiar with the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Cats is based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. It's essentially about a bunch of felines — called Jellicle cats. Universal Pictures and Working Title's Cats is a most-unexpected film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved smash musical
Please wipe this movie from my “Memory.” That would be “Cats,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit Broadway musical-turned-screen-litter box. The film has been a source of freak-show fascination. The original musical involves a clowder of cats with its own lingo (“Jellicle”) that convenes on the night one is chosen to be reborn. This cat Christ element remains in the movie, which was. Audience Reviews for Cats: The Musical. May 22, 2009. Generally accessible, frivolous musical for Midwest tourists to Broadway, it's still cute in that the writer obviously did own a cat and.
Cats poster. Universal. Look, Cats is a relatively faithful adaptation of Cats.The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, based on on T.S. Eliot’s 1939 poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical. "Cats" suffers from a problem common in contemporary filmed musicals. The musical doesn't trust the audience, doesn't trust that the dancing in and of itself is exciting enough to hold our interest. There are all these dance numbers in "Cats," and Hooper spends so much time cutting around, changing angles, flying up to the ceiling, manipulating. 'Cats' brings Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit Broadway musical to the screen — and may be the worst movie of the decade. Our zero-stars review.. ‘Cats’: A Broadway Musical Adaptation Straight.
From the first shot — of just such a blue moon, distressingly fake, flanked by poufy cat-shaped clouds — to the last, ‘Cats’ hurts the eyes and, yes, the ears, as nearly all the musical.