Update: On December 28 we learned that Cats It will not be nominated for an Oscar after the Universal studio has withdrawn it from the list of pre-selected films. That's how bad it seems cats
Unprecedented movement in the history of Hollywood the one who has just starred cats, the film called to be the cinematographic event of this Christmas. At the express request of the film's director, Tom Hooper, Universal has sent a second copy of Cats to all theaters showing the film since its premiere in the US on December 20. Although the duration of this new corrected version of Cats it is identical to the normal one, the numerous visual effects and CGI errors that caused so much talk on the Internet after the premiere of the film have been fixed.
"So those of us who saw the movie on its opening night, with cat hands and feet overlapping across the floor, saw a piece of movie history doomed to a studio loft?"Most voted comment on the restored version of Cats on Reddit)
Despite having cost about one hundred million euros, having a cast of super stars and the director of the celebrated The Miserables, everything indicates that Cats it hit theaters unfinished.
As reported The Hollywood Reporter, this new updated version of Cats It has only received improvements in visual effects after Hooper himself had assured that he had lacked time to finish the film. The funny thing is that at the beginning of the month Cooper already assured that important modifications had been made to the CGI of the tape compared to what we saw in the first trailer. This is what Cooper had to say about it:
"We had finished shooting in March, so all the visual effects [in the trailer] were at a fairly early stage. Possibly there were at the end of some of the responses to it some clues as to how to continue evolving [the production]. When you see the finished film, you will see that some of the cat designs have advanced since then and so has our understanding of how to use technology to make it work."
Cats, one of the biggest box office and critical hits of 2019
Right from the premiere of the first trailer for Cats in July it was easy to see that the Universal film would grab headlines. As also happened this year with the movie of the video game character Sonic, the internet was horrified after seeing the appearance of those humanoid cats with the faces of Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench.
Also like with Sonic, those responsible for the Cats They said they would take note of the feedback seen on social networks. It remains to be seen how the play will turn out for the first feature film with real actors dedicated to Sega's hedgehog. By cats, the catastrophe is already difficult to avoid. If we visit his page on FilmAffinity we will be unable to find a single positive professional review of the film. Negatives, on the other hand, already accumulate 22:
Empire: «They don't look like humans or cats, but laboratory mutants passed through a Snapchat filter. Your brain won't understand. It's annoying from start to finish.
Variety: "'Cats' hurts the eyes and ears, as all of its musical numbers, including that of 'Memory,' have been turned into stage cameos by award-seeking stars."
If we remember other interesting statements, such as when Ian McKellen claimed to have played his role without having any idea of what his cat character would look like in the end, the evidence begins to pile up: Cats he is making a face of failure.
Cats opens in Spain on December 25.