The Cats Movie Trailer Is Terrifying, But Memes Are Here To Save The Day

Why [not]?


Remember that Jurassic Park quote, "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should"? Never has that been as relevant as when the debut trailer for a movie version of the Cats musical made its debut at Comic-Con on day one.

Except, in this specific case the scientists are visual effects artist whose hubris has given birth to things that should not exist. Those things happen to be anthropomorphic cats played by Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Taylor Swift, and many other well-known celebrities.

James Corden is a fat cat wearing a top hat and bumping other human cats with his belly. And Idris Elba is sitting on top of a building in a fur coat (PRESUMABLY MADE FROM ANOTHER CAT) looking like Batman but a cat... man. Why is Sir Ian McKellen a cat? Who asked for this? Is Taylor Swift a catnip drug dealer? I've never seen Cats on stage because I'm uncultured, but it seems cool and I'm up for it. On-screen, however, and with CGI involved, it's all just a bit ... unsettling.

Needless to say, seeing these odd cat-faced humans has resulted in quite a visceral reaction from the internet at large. Twitter has been abuzz with shocked reactions to the unsettling depictions of part human part feline creatures dancing around--standing completely upright--in giant rooms that are supposed to show they're...still... cat-sized? I dunno, here are some reactions.

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