Directed by Tom Hooper, the movie was widely panned, in part because of its bizarre and unsettling visual effects. “Cats was off-the-scale all wrong,” Lloyd Webber told Variety. “There wasn’t really any understanding of why the music ticked at all. I saw it and I just thought, ‘Oh, God, no.
What went wrong with Cats film?
Tom Hooper and company decided to eschew the musical’s more theatrical approach to the cats themselves and aim for something close to realism but still from an entirely different planet. Now the actors have fully hairy bodies, cat ears, and tails. It was always a strange approach for the film to take.
How much money did Cats the movie lose?
Considered one of the worst films of all time, Cats grossed $75 million on a budget of $80–100 million, making it a box-office bomb. It is estimated to have lost Universal between $71 million and $114 million after marketing and distribution costs.
What happened with Cats CGI?
The much-discussed “butthole cut” of “Cats” has been confirmed by an anonymous VFX artist who worked on the Tom Hooper musical adaptation. The crew member spoke to The Daily Beast about working on the infamous musical film, which had an early cut where the feline characters appeared with buttholes.
Did the Cats movie fail?
The US$100 million film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit musical Cats, currently in cinemas, has bombed at the box office, been savaged by critics and withdrawn from Oscar consideration. Part of this failure relates to problems in adaptation.
Did the movie Cats win any awards?
Cats won six awards in total: Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actor (James Corden) and Worst Supporting Actress (Rebel Wilson). It also took out Worst Screen Combo, Worst Screenplay and Worst Director for Tom Hooper.
Are Cats political?
“Cats” director Tom Hooper explained to Business Insider what he meant when he said at the movie’s world premiere that the story is about the “perils of tribalism.” He said that it “is a reflection of today’s political scene.” “Cats” is currently playing in theaters.
Why is Cats so creepy?
Aside from singing and dancing, the cats in Cats also mimic other human-like movements, gestures, and facial expressions. These movements, combined with more cat-like gestures, is akin to uncanny valley overload, McAndrews said.
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