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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Skimbleshanks, given that his scene was one of the only scenes in the film that audiences (mostly fans of the musical) found ''genuinely'' enjoyable.


*** Grizabella wasn't written exclusively for an older actress. ElainePaige was only 33 when she first played the role in the West End, while Music/DeltaGoodrem was only 31 in the 2015 Australian production. The older Grizabella image most likely stems from Paige's appearance in the 1998 video release, where she was 50.

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* NeverLiveItDown:
** Public perception of the movie became impossible to salvage after the extremely negative reaction to the trailers.
** Within the movie itself, "The Gumbie Cat" is the first song sung by a cat aspiring to be the Jellicle Choice, but it's one of the most offputting musical numbers, with Rebel Wilson spreading her legs to show off her BarbieDollAnatomy and eating roaches with human faces. Because this song comes so early in the show, it gives the audience a bad impression of the entire rest of the movie.


-->'''Kyle Buchanan:''' Watching ''Cats'' is like stumbling upon an unholy and heretofore unknown genre of porn. Every time these horny fur demons tongue a milk bowl and start moaning, I was certain the FBI would raid the theater.



--->'''Kyle Buchanan:''' Watching ''Cats'' is like stumbling upon an unholy and heretofore unknown genre of porn. Every time these horny fur demons tongue a milk bowl and start moaning, I was certain the FBI would raid the theater.

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--->'''Kyle Buchanan:''' Watching ''Cats'' is like stumbling upon an unholy and heretofore unknown genre of porn. Every time these horny fur demons tongue a milk bowl and start moaning, I was certain the FBI would raid the theater.


** Skimbleshanks scene is considered to be the only one which the movie completely nails, thanks to it being one of the more fun songs, Steven [=McRae=] doing some incredible dancing and the entire cast clearly giving it their all.

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** The Skimbleshanks scene is considered to be the only one which the movie completely nails, thanks to it being one of the more fun songs, Steven [=McRae=] doing some incredible dancing dancing, and the entire cast clearly giving it their all.


** The teaser trailer was met with scorn from fans of the musical, particularly with [[UncannyValley how the cats looked]].

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** The teaser trailer was met with scorn from fans of turned the musical, movie into a pop-culture punching bag overnight, particularly with because of [[UncannyValley how the cats looked]].


-->'''Dan Olson:''' ''Cats'' is a film seated so firmly at the bottom of the Uncanny Valley that it has set up residences, sown and harvested wheat, raised children, and developed its own system of divine mathematics.

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-->'''Dan --->'''Dan Olson:''' ''Cats'' is a film seated so firmly at the bottom of the Uncanny Valley that it has set up residences, sown and harvested wheat, raised children, and developed its own system of divine mathematics.


** Mungojerry and Rumpleteazer [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar give Victoria a pearl necklace]] whilst raiding the bedroom in the human house. Just in case you needed a reminder: she's a kitten.

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** Mungojerry and Rumpleteazer [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar give Victoria a pearl necklace]] whilst raiding the bedroom in the human house. Just in case you needed a reminder: she's a kitten.


*** Grizabella wasn't written exclusively for an older actress. Elaine Paige was only 33 when she first played the role in the West End, while Delta Goodrem was only 31 in the 2015 Australian production. The older Grizabella image most likely stems from Paige's appearance in the 1998 video release, where she was 50.

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*** Grizabella wasn't written exclusively for an older actress. Elaine Paige ElainePaige was only 33 when she first played the role in the West End, while Delta Goodrem Music/DeltaGoodrem was only 31 in the 2015 Australian production. The older Grizabella image most likely stems from Paige's appearance in the 1998 video release, where she was 50.


* PanderingToTheBase: The story, visuals and even the music changed so little in the transition to film that the movie has been accused of existing exclusively for people who already liked the stage show. The fact that most fans of the show ''still'' didn't like it only [[EpicFail adds insult to injury]].

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* PanderingToTheBase: The story, visuals and even the music changed so little in the transition to film that the movie has been accused of existing exclusively for people who already liked the stage show. The fact that most fans of the show ''still'' didn't like it it, especially when compared to the ''literal filmed version of the stage show'' from 1998, only [[EpicFail adds insult to injury]].


* TheScrappy: Even for a movie that's ripe for SnarkBait, Jennyanydots is considered to be the only part that's wholly unenjoyable, thanks to Rebel Wilson playing her with her usual CringeComedy schtick and limited singing skills (it says something when the character who's meant to be funny on purpose in a SoBadItsGood movie is considered ''neither''). Jenny's singing mice and cockroaches are considered the worst part of the movie period.

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* PanderingToTheBase: The story, visuals and even the music changed so little in the transition to film that the movie has been accused of existing exclusively for people who already liked the stage show. The fact that most fans of the show ''still'' didn't like it only [[EpicFail adds insult to injury]].
* TheScrappy: Even for a movie that's ripe for SnarkBait, Jennyanydots is considered to be the only part that's wholly unenjoyable, thanks to Rebel Wilson playing her with her usual CringeComedy schtick and limited singing skills (it says something when the character who's meant to be funny on purpose in a SoBadItsGood movie is considered ''neither'').''[[EpicFail neither]]''). Jenny's singing mice and cockroaches are considered the worst part of the movie period.

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*** Grizabella wasn't written exclusively for an older actress. Elaine Paige was only 33 when she first played the role in the West End, while Delta Goodrem was only 31 in the 2015 Australian production. The older Grizabella image most likely stems from Paige's appearance in the 1998 video release, where she was 50.


** Are the titular cats anthropomorphic, like [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furries]], or is the staging, costuming and choreography meant to be an artistic interpretation of how normal cats behave?

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** Are the titular cats anthropomorphic, like [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furries]], [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic]], or is the staging, costuming and choreography meant to be an artistic interpretation of how normal cats behave?

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