The film version of ‘cats‘, directed by Tom Hooper (‘The Danish Girl’) in 2019, was considered one of the worst productions in the history of cinema.
In addition to just registering 15% of approval in Rotten Tomatoesthe film collected only $73 millionfrom a budget of $95 million. The film took a toll on $113 million to Universal.
Now, Netflix has announced that it will release the film in its catalog on the August 10th.
Despite the prominent names, such as Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Jennifer Hudsonthe film was a bomb.
the composer Andrew Lloyd Webberresponsible for the musical ‘cats‘, detonated the adaptation.
Please note that ‘cats‘ only bitter 15% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. The general consensus is that the script is bland and because of the infamous visual effects on the characters, they can’t be taken seriously.
Check out the main reactions:
“When Tom Hooper’s 110 minutes of ‘Cats’ ends, the theater is dead. A lucky cat is dead. And we, the unchosen, are tragically left to live on.” (The Playlist)
“Unfortunately, this unpleasant despondency turns out to be the catastrophe everyone has been waiting for, a half-digested hairball from a movie.” (Variety)
“The film isn’t the catastrophe everyone feared or hoped for in July, but it isn’t a triumphant claim to Hooper’s vision either.” (BBC)
“There is something magical about the very fact that this film exists, with all its obscene and absurd wonder, its terrible production choices and jaw-dropping bursts of talent.” (Vulture)
“Even after 110 minutes, deeply sweeping and psychedelic, it’s hard to know if you really knew anything – except that C is for ‘Cats’ and C is probably the grade this cinematic madness deserves.” (EW)
“Without the presence of a cast that strives for fun, all that’s left are images of minguard-looking people sticking their tails in the air.” (New York Times)