Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift
One of the most bizarre films in years is this adaptation of a famed Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Cats, one of the most popular and long-running on Broadway and London’s West End, is already pretty strange, with actors dressed up as colourful feral cats with silly names singing songs inspired by the poems of T.S. Eliot.
But director Tom Hooper – returning to musicals after Les Miserables with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway – has chosen to make his feline protagonists into weird visual effects demo reels. The result is like something plucked out of a warped horror movie with computer-generated cats running around fantastical oversized sets.
You truly won’t believe what you’re seeing, but after relentless cinematic universes and sequels and remakes and reboots, being truly unique actually does count for something. If you’re already a fan of
Cats the stage show, then you have to see the movie.