So you are looking to watch the critically-battered film Cats, But don’t worry we won’t ask you why you want to watch the movie.
Cats (the movie) is based off the classic play by the same name written by Andrew Lloyd Webber which was written some decades ago (1981). The play became an instant fan favorite, and over the years has garnered critical success on Broadway, and many other playhouses across America. That is until the 2019 film version came around.
The 2019 film Cats is directed by Tom Hooper, the man behind 2012’s positively received film adaption of Les Misérables. If we knew that this was the movie he’d be releasing in 2019, we would’ve called a boycott on him before this catastrophe hit the theaters (not really).
The film has an insanely star-studded cast for such a lack-luster flick. James Corden, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and a handful of other stars that were dragged into this mess.
So there you are sitting in quarantine, wondering what to watch, and then suddenly an urge to watch poorly animated CGI cats dance around pops into your head, don’t worry it happens to the best of us.
So now to the part you have been waiting for, where to watch Cats. Since it just came out of theaters, there are only a few places you can stream the film. It is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, and FandangoNow for the steep price of 20$.
The film was absolutely battered by viewers and critics, and that is putting it lightly. Just one glance at the trailer, and it all becomes clear (also the like/dislike ratio speaks for itself).
While the film didn’t do so badly at the box office, it was obliterated by the critics. With a whopping 20% rotten on Rotten Tomatoes, a 2.8 by users on IMDB, and a 32% on Metacritic. It was bashed for being cheesy, messy, and just plain bad.
If you still want to watch it, just remember the film won 6 Razzies. The Razzies are like the Oscars, but for the worst movies in the industry. Francesca Hayward was nominated for worst actress, Dame Judi Dench for worst supporting actress, James Corden as worst supporting actor, Worst Screen Combo, and Worst Director.
If you want something to watch while you are quarantined, Cats probably isn’t the right movie, but we’re sure its worthy of a few un-ironic laughs.