20 votes

CATS - Official Trailer

14 comments

  1. [3]
    alyaza
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    this just dropped and is exploding, mostly because it looks horrendously uncanny. see also, the twitter events thread on the trailer.

    this just dropped and is exploding, mostly because it looks horrendously uncanny. see also, the twitter events thread on the trailer.

    8 votes
  2. [2]
    Autoxidation
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    The reddit thread on /r/movies is filled with quite the hilarious comments. The trailer was worth it just for the laughs I got in the thread.

    The reddit thread on /r/movies is filled with quite the hilarious comments. The trailer was worth it just for the laughs I got in the thread.

    7 votes
    1. imperialismus
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      Seems like they’re mostly busy pedantically debating the precise definition of uncanny valley.

      Seems like they’re mostly busy pedantically debating the precise definition of uncanny valley.

      1 vote
  3. [3]
    The_Fad
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    Man I am feelin Idris Elba as Macavity. Everyone's gonna be real mad about the way the cats look though, I expect.

    Man I am feelin Idris Elba as Macavity.

    Everyone's gonna be real mad about the way the cats look though, I expect.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      Omnicrola
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      I've never seen an actual production of Cats, but I get a good stage musical vibe from the trailer. Which I'm ok with, I enjoy a good musical. That said, the face CGI/makeup/whatever is right...

      I've never seen an actual production of Cats, but I get a good stage musical vibe from the trailer. Which I'm ok with, I enjoy a good musical.

      That said, the face CGI/makeup/whatever is right there deep in the uncanny valley. Not inhuman enough that my brain accepts it as fantasy and make & believe, and clearly not human enough to accept as real. Having a full CGI overlay with full feline face structure would have felt less weird. Or in the other direction, high quality but minimal stage makeup and no CGI.

      10 votes
      1. The_Fad
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        I'm trying to imagine Idris Elba wearing non-CGI cat ears and all it does is make me laugh. Sounds like a win either way, lol

        I'm trying to imagine Idris Elba wearing non-CGI cat ears and all it does is make me laugh. Sounds like a win either way, lol

        4 votes
  4. [2]
    zptc
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    Does the stage play use large props that are meant to make the performers look roughly housecat-size like the movie does?

    Does the stage play use large props that are meant to make the performers look roughly housecat-size like the movie does?

    3 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      Indeed it does... it's been a long time since I have seen it, but I do remember an incredibly large shopping cart being climbed on at one point, and huge tires, as well as various oversized...

      Indeed it does... it's been a long time since I have seen it, but I do remember an incredibly large shopping cart being climbed on at one point, and huge tires, as well as various oversized detritus scattered around in various scenes.

      1 vote
  5. [2]
    Loire
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    Is this utter confusion what Broadway audiences experienced in 1981?

    Is this utter confusion what Broadway audiences experienced in 1981?

    2 votes
  6. Algernon_Asimov
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    This may not be the right reaction, considering some other comments here and elsewhere, but... I think this is cool. I want to see this. The dancing looks amazing, the sets are astounding, the...

    This may not be the right reaction, considering some other comments here and elsewhere, but...

    I think this is cool. I want to see this. The dancing looks amazing, the sets are astounding, the singing sounds fantastic.

    And the cats? The cats look how they look, and that's just fine with me. I take 'em as they come. I don't judge.

    This looks like a fabulous movie, and I'm looking forward to it.

    2 votes