With Its First Trailer, Cats Announces Itself as the Outcry of the Year


For some, including director Jordan Peele (US, Get Out), the adaptation of the famous musical is worthy of a real horror movie.

Terrifying. Insane. Nightmarish. Released for just 24 hours, Cats’ first-ever trailer is already driving spectators away. Yet thousands were happy to see the famous musical on the big screen. Now, they are even more to go down in flames the film directed by Tom Hooper, director of Les Misérables and the Speech of a King.

Despite her XXL cast (Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Ian McKellen and … Jason Derulo), the musical film planned for next Christmas is announced as the outcry of the year. At least, if we believe the critics who have not stopped firing since the broadcast of the official trailer.

Worthy of a horror movie

Hidden between horror and confusion, the audience described this first glimpse as a real “nightmare”, comparing the musical to a “cursed ballet” and completely “insane”. So much so that some have even replaced the soundtrack of the trailer with that of horror movies, like the film  Us by Jordan Peele or  Annihilation. A slight modification described as “brilliant” for a result “much more realistic”, estimated several Internet users. The director of Get Out has himself recognized that the adaptation of Catsdeserved a soundtrack is a bit more oppressive, considering the appearance considered “terrifying” characters half-cat half-human.

Frightened (and hilarious) reactions

Among the critics, some also lamented a failed montage, fake air filters Snapchat. “The movie should have been called SnapCats,” jokes a user on YouTube. On Twitter, hundreds have expressed their fear by discovering the first extracts of the film which is scheduled for release in December. And we must admit, the reactions are frankly hilarious.

I thought the Cats trailer was hallucinating when I was little. It reminds me of the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland that made me have nightmares.

My therapist: The film Cats can hit you, it does not matter.

The Cats trailer has so many good actors, but it’s still a nightmare thing.

You versus the cat who told you not to worry.

The film trailer Cats gives the impression that the film was shot with Snapchat.

That’s the movie Cats?

I saw the face of death, and it’s Taylor Swift chatting with that fiery look.

The new Cats movie looks like this!