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Cats (2019) Review

When it comes to stage musical to film adaptations, there have been some questionable choices made. Sometimes they work out creating underground cult classics such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and sometimes they fail stupendously, like Will Smith’s fevered idea to drag the story of Annie, quite literally kicking and screaming, into the modern day. There is an art in adapting one medium for another and when it comes to Broadway musicals, there’s really no difference. Sometimes changes have to be made, songs need to be cut and sometimes a whole narrative has to be devised for the cinematic vision, but when it comes to the recently released Cats, it seems that the only effort made was adding a new (and pointless) song and casting an ensemble cast of actors whose singing ranges from diva to dying rat. Yep, this film was not good. 

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Cats (2019) Trailer Review

In 2012, King’s Speech director Tom Hooper brought to the silver screen one of the world’s most lucrative musicals. Les Misérables went on to be a critical darling earning nomination upon nomination, proving once again that movie musicals can be both well executed and successful if the right person is behind the camera.