The highly-anticipated trailer for the new Cats movie is here, and social media users are not having it. The new trailer, which was released by Universal Pictures on Thursday, caused a firestorm of reactions on Twitter. Cats is an upcoming live-action adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical.
As people keep watching the Cats trailer, which has been viewed more than 2.7 million times at the time of the publication, the conversations surrounding the bizarre and somewhat horrifying trailer have overshadowed all of this week’s political controversies and scandals in the country combined.
Even the fact that Cats features a bunch of A-list movie stars such as Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, James Corden, Jason Derulo, Ian McKellen, and Rebel Wilson doesn’t make the trailer less disturbing.
Director Tom Hooper has previously praised the film’s use of “digital fur technology” to create “the most perfect covering of fur,” as reported by Vanity Fair. But Internet users could disagree with the “most perfect” part. Let’s review some of the hilarious reactions from social media users after watching the new Cats trailer.
Even some Hollywood stars took to Twitter to share their reaction after watching the bizarre trailer, with Anna Kendrick and Seth MacFarlane poking fun at the upcoming movie.
My favorite thing about the #Cats trailer is that it didn’t awaken anything (new) in me, sexually. So. Phew.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 19, 2019
Stewie just saw the “Cats” trailer. pic.twitter.com/vNuYqa1TLl
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) July 19, 2019
Some of the most top-rated comments under the YouTube trailer feature comments from YouTube user Eliza McClelland saying, “I clicked on this expecting to see a bunch of cute kittens, but instead I got… this,” Alyssa Serwinski writing, “I’m going to have nightmares now after seeing this,” and Caitlin Riddle saying, “Wow, I didn’t know they made my sleep paralysis monster its own movie!”
Internet users have raised a series of questions, including why the A-list actors agreed to have anything to do with this film, why the cats in the movie had breasts, and where precisely the cats’ human/cat hybrids’ tails protruded from. Here are the funniest tweets about the Cats trailer that we’ve seen on Twitter so far:
Imagine being a human in that world and your cat looks like this pic.twitter.com/QJLM145Zcu
— alanna bennett (@AlannaBennett) July 18, 2019
somehow the people in Cats look more nude than if they were actually nude, and it's weird as hell. pic.twitter.com/vw8vtsIAUa
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) July 18, 2019
weirdest bits of the cats trailer:
– face:head ratio is totally off. all the cats have faces too big for their heads. how did no one spot this
– they wanted to give girl cats sexy boobs AND keep it PG so have given them nipple-less hairy mounds??
– clothes or skin? no one knows
— anna leszkiewicz (@annaleszkie) July 19, 2019
one time in school someone pulled a prank on me and planted a ‘beauty & the beast’ themed porn on my laptop. it’s taken me years to forget about it…til i saw this still from #CatsTrailer pic.twitter.com/Wd3tjDHCZx
— manic pixie nitemare (@CarolineRoseFM) July 19, 2019
— sophie (@sophxthompson) July 19, 2019
— David Mack (@davidmackau) July 18, 2019
— Daniel_W (@ImBatemen) July 19, 2019
The movie is scheduled for release on the big screens on December 20, 2019.