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Date TimeJuly 19, 2019
VoiceCritics have savaged the first look at Tom Hooper’s Andrew Lloyd Webber film, yet an extreme response is catnip for a studio chasing audiences in the age of Netflix
Claws out for the Cats trailer – but Universal will be purring
Few film trailers genuinely electrify the internet. Yet on Thursday night, first footage from Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats did exactly that.
“Some of the creepiest stuff I’ve ever seen on screen,” wrote one viewer. “I don’t have words to describe how uncomfortable I am after watching this,” added another. “Did I take drugs and forget about it?” asked one of the millions who watched in the trailer’s first 12 hours of release. A brave few stayed sanguine: “I don’t know why you’re all freaking out over miniature yet huge cats with human celebrity faces and sexy breasts performing a demented dream ballet for kids.”

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