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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#101
Posted: 7/18/19 at 10:12am

I just read in one of these posts that JHUD is all wrong for Grizabella because Grizabella doesn't have a powerhouse voice..she doesn't....WHAT have you never heard Betty Buckley sing Memory...I don't know if Jennifer is the right choice but her vocal power is perfect for the character....WOW I am still wondering who this person saw sing Memory

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#102
Posted: 7/18/19 at 12:17pm
I’ve been thinking this for a while, but regardless of what the cats look like when they are finally revealed tomorrow, did casting Swift ensure some box office credibility, numbers-wise? I mean, if her fans will flock like they do for anything she does, with repeat visits? Her fan base isn’t Beyoncé-level, but pretty dang close.
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#103
Posted: 7/18/19 at 12:29pm

I just...can't get on board with this one.

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#104
Posted: 7/18/19 at 12:29pm

bryan2 said: "I just read in one of these posts that JHUD is all wrong for Grizabella because Grizabella doesn't have a powerhouse voice..she doesn't....WHAT have you never heard Betty Buckley sing Memory...I don't know if Jennifer is the right choice but her vocal power is perfect for the character....WOW I am still wondering who this person saw sing Memory"

I agree with this, I've seen some Grizabellas with lack luster vocals and personally I think the more power the better.

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#105
Posted: 7/18/19 at 2:59pm

Any notice about the time we will be able to see the trailer? 

I hope it´s a good trailer and not a meeeh trailer in which you don´t see anything...

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#106
Posted: 7/18/19 at 3:33pm

because its only July I am not expecting much other than some music and basic/generic imagery. surely the film is still being worked on with the heavy CGI elements.

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#107
Posted: 7/18/19 at 3:33pm
I am imagining the trailer will be similar to what Universal showed us for Mamma Mia and Les Mis. Plus, Collider reported we will hear some of Taylor Swift’s new song that ALW wrote. Wouldn’t be surprised if the song gets released digitally on Friday either.
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#108
Posted: 7/18/19 at 3:36pm

kofler22 said: "Any notice about the time we will be able to see the trailer?

I hope it´s a good trailer and not a meeeh trailer in which you don´t see anything...
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Its a teaser trailer so you won’t be seeing diddly squat.  Footage will be used for the first trailer, not the teaser trailer.  

 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#109
Posted: 7/18/19 at 3:43pm

BrodyFosse123 said: "kofler22 said: "Any notice about the time we will be able to see the trailer?

I hope it´s a good trailer and not a meeeh trailer in which you don´t see anything...
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Its a teaser trailer so you won’t be seeing diddly squat. Footage will be used for the first trailer, not the teaser trailer.


I don’t think it is going to be 2:26 min of diddly squat. I’m pretty sure we are getting a full, official first trailer. Here is the link mentioning the run time: https://bbfc.co.uk/releases/cats-filmtrailer

 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#110
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:10pm

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtSd844cI7U

 

Um... this is terrifying. 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#111
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:13pm
Yikes, yikes, yikes.
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#112
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:16pm
My God.
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#113
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:20pm

I'll give them this: They're going for a definite, stylistic look.

I'm just trying to decide whether or not it's terrifying. I think when they're standing up, it doesn't look so weird. But there's something uncanny valley-esque whenever they move on all fours like cats. 

For the record, I've somehow made it through life without ever seeing a stage production of Cats.

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#114
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:21pm

Um...so, that happened.

I don’t know what to make of that. I don’t think I liked it. The scale seemed off to me (cats aren’t that small) and for being computer generated, some it looked an awful lot like people in unitards. I also think they made Jennifer Hudson look flat-out ugly, not old tired and downtrodden.

Ouch.

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#115
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:23pm

This is terrifying. This is going to scar children. There’s no one on Earth who will watch this movie and not see those things in their sleep.....

This is the HELLO, DOLLY of this generation. This movie is going to kill the movie musical.

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#116
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:25pm

They all look like human beings dressed in tights and masks - not very cat-like.

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#117
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:25pm

All the bluster about the "digital fur technology" and it looks like a creepier version of the traditional costumes and makeup. 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#118
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:27pm
Oh how disappointing
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#119
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:29pm
‪Judi Dench is the only one that looks decent. Everything about the cats are horrible from the ugly CGI faces to the awkward human bodies. The stage costumes look much better and pleasing.

The direction and the sets and choreography might be gorgeous. But, the movie looks ridiculous because the story is ridiculous. It’s just...happy, dancing cats. I can’t believe we got this before Miss Saigon and Wicked.
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#120
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:29pm
Count me as one of the few who absolutely enjoyed the trailer and thinks it looks great!
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#121
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:30pm
I guess I’m in the extreme minority - but I think it looks like fun!
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#122
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:32pm

I have never seen anything more terrifying and weird. CATS Film Adaptation Thread

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#123
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:33pm

Plannietink08 said: "This is terrifying. This is going to scar children. There’s no one on Earth who will watch this movie and not see those things in their sleep.....

This is the HELLO, DOLLY of this generation. This movie is going to kill the movie musical.
"

 

This horrid musical didn't kill musicals.  I doubt it will kill the movie musical.  And I actually think the trailer looks fun.  But I have a feeling this movie wont convert anyone.

 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#124
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:33pm

Call_me_jorge said: "Count me as one of the few who absolutely enjoyed the trailer and thinks it looks great!"

Me too...

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#125
Posted: 7/18/19 at 5:36pm
I am very very perplexed at what I just saw. However, regardless I can’t wait for the soundtrack.
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