There's one thing that people around the globe are bonding over today. We refer not to Donald Trump's impeachment, but the movie 'Cats'.
'Cats' hits cinemas this Friday but there was an embargo on reviews for the film. Until now.
In our review of the movie, we describe it as leaving us with "consistent discomfort". It's "disturbingly weird" with an "over-zealous chorus" that "move around in a slithering mass akin to the monster of a horror film." It's not only "baffling" but "unbelievably boring" and "just doesn’t need to exist."
Fellow reviewers and others who saw the film had much to say about it too. Here are some of our favourite responses from Twitter:
— River Wells (@riverhwells) December 19, 2019
The critics' reviews for Cats are probably better than the movie itself pic.twitter.com/hvLoP14D4z
— Laura (flop era) (@lauraherseIf) December 19, 2019
Reviews of “Cats” are out...
I think this movie might be bad pic.twitter.com/toCHIW6Rbl
— Brian Fraser (Loser of Bets) (@brianpfraser) December 19, 2019
I would pay to read a book of just Cats reviews. pic.twitter.com/3HTHxHH9Zf
— Joseph S. Pete (@nwi_jsp) December 19, 2019
amazon prime and netflix waiting to see who gets the streaming rights to cats (2019) so they can shitpost professionally pic.twitter.com/FKlNHuYJMP
— lucy ford⁷ (@lucyj_ford) December 19, 2019
Cats review – a purr-fectly dreadful hairball of woe | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week https://t.co/HtUcBaGwFJ
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 19, 2019
Can’t stop reading Cats reviews can’t stop reading Cats reviews can’t stop reading Cats reviews can’t stop reading Cats reviews can’t stop r pic.twitter.com/ac0BjcCWj7
— SpitLip (@spitlip) December 19, 2019
— Culture Crave 🎥 (@CultureCrave) December 19, 2019
from @JustinCChang's review of CATS:
"tiny human-faced cockroaches"
"both a horror and an endurance test"
"nightmarish anatomy lesson"
"flat, undifferentiated crotches"https://t.co/1Rj1va6sCI
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) December 19, 2019
This review of CATS can’t be real pic.twitter.com/jjoRVsCLTc
— Guinea The Pooh (@hashy_larry) December 19, 2019
True story: I got home after seeing CATS and couldn’t look my own cat in the face for a good hour or two
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) December 19, 2019
Glad to report that Cats is everything you’d hoped for and more: a mesmerisingly ugly fiasco that makes you feel like your brain is being eaten by a parasite. A viewing experience so stressful that it honestly brought on a migraine.
— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) December 19, 2019
How wild is CATS? At one point, the colleague I sat next to literally leaned back in their seat and moaned “Stooooop! Stoooooop!”
CATS had broken their mind, now and forever.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) December 19, 2019
"Cats" is currently receiving a lot of negative reviews from critics
the critics : pic.twitter.com/ljYvpemory
— veggieraptor (@certaspessoa) December 19, 2019
there's only 16 reviews in but i'm cackling at the fact that this is currently the only fresh review for cats pic.twitter.com/H16q1hrYWW
— Bobby Schroeder (@ponettplus) December 19, 2019