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Cats – Official Trailer

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    pseudolobster
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    Is it just me or does something seem off about the motion capture / animation? At 29s after Judi Dench says "I judge a cat by its soul", left cat's animation looks reversed. Then, a second later...

    Is it just me or does something seem off about the motion capture / animation? At 29s after Judi Dench says "I judge a cat by its soul", left cat's animation looks reversed. Then, a second later after Jason Derulo says "I've got plenty of soul", him landing on the car looks way too light, like he decelerates before landing.

    For a movie based on a broadway musical, I'd hope the dancing is really well done. For me anyway, the trailer seemed like they enhanced a lot of the dancing with CGI, which puts the whole thing squarely in the uncanny valley and ruins it. I hope I'm wrong, and those are just awkward cuts for the trailer.

    5 votes
    1. dubteedub
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      Honestly, the only reason I am interested in this movie at all is because the full cat body CGI is just so bizarre and uncanny. I just want this movie to be as weird as possible at this point.

      Honestly, the only reason I am interested in this movie at all is because the full cat body CGI is just so bizarre and uncanny. I just want this movie to be as weird as possible at this point.

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    2. Thrabalen
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      I have a friend who's into musicals and is damn near traumatized at this point.

      I have a friend who's into musicals and is damn near traumatized at this point.

      2 votes
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    hamstergeddon
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    I know absolutely nothing about the musical, so this is the weirdest damn thing I've ever seen in my entire life. And I truly mean that.

    I know absolutely nothing about the musical, so this is the weirdest damn thing I've ever seen in my entire life. And I truly mean that.

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    1. balooga
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      I'm not part of that world either but I remember when the original was a staple of the Broadway / NYC tourist scene. It was weird and uncanny too, just minus the CGI aspect. Having never actually...

      I'm not part of that world either but I remember when the original was a staple of the Broadway / NYC tourist scene. It was weird and uncanny too, just minus the CGI aspect. Having never actually watched it, this at least appears to me to match the tone and strangeness of the OG.

      I wonder how much of today's Furry subculture could be traced back to Cats (and the similarly weird kids show Zoobilee Zoo). We didn't have a name for it back in the '80s and '90s, but both seem like prototypes of what came later. I'd be curious to see specifically what has changed between the old show and the new movie, and if any of those changes were focus-grouped specifically to appeal to furries now that they are a known demographic.

      4 votes