Just 31 Of The Internet’s Best Reactions To That WTF ‘Cats’ Trailer

Where were you when Cats-pocalypse happened? On July 18, millions of people around the world were subjected to the horror that is the trailer for the Cats movie. Putting celebrity faces on CGI cat bodies might sound like a good idea in theory, but in practice, it creates something uncanny.

There are some things that can’t be unseen, and the Cats trailer is definitely one of them. 

Cats is based on the musical of the same name, which premiered on Broadway in 1982 and played for a record-breaking 18 years. It had a short-lived revival on Broadway in 2016, but now the musical will reach the masses on the big screen. Cats is based on the poetry of T.S. Elliot and features the music of Andrew Lloyd Weber. It tells the story of a group of street cats the night that one of them will be chosen to ascend to the “Heaviside Layer” and be reborn. 

The movie is jam-packed with a star-studded list of performers, including James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Rebel Wilson, and Jason Derulo. Tom Hooper is directing, which makes sense since he does know a thing or two about directing blockbuster musical movie adaptations after bringing Les Miserables to the big screen. But, all the star wattage in the world can’t save Cats from the wrath of fans on Twitter.

There are a lot of things that are quite odd about the humanoid cats in the Cats trailer. People on Twitter are dissecting every detail, from the human breasts on the cats to the fact that many of them wear fur coats on top of their fur bodies. It’s all a lot to take in, but thankfully we have memes to help us come to terms with the strange wonder that is the Cats trailer.

1. Some people are really disturbed by the whole human-faces-on-cat-bodies things.

2. Other CGI-heavy trailers have gotten flack, but that’s nothing compared to how people are tearing Cats apart.

3. Some people just don’t know what to make of all this.

4. Even real-life cats are confused by Cats.

5. In fact, some people think that cats need to work on their public image after this trailer.

6. Others are just done with cats altogether.

7. A lot of people are freaked out by the cats’ bodies.

8. The cats’ tails are especially disturbing.

9. And there’s still some confusion over the cats’ anatomy.

10. And there’s confusion over how their bodies function.

11. People are really freaked out by the CGI.

12. Like, really freaked out.

13. Really, really freaked out.

14. Some people think they may have seen the Cats cats before.

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15. There might be some dark forces at play in the Cats trailer.

16. One cat, in particular, is freaking out some people.

17. Although, some people are showing a little empathy for the movie’s director.

18. In fact, some people even enjoyed the trailer.

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19. But, of course, the people who liked the Cats trailer are still in the minority.

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20. Some people even wish they could go back in time to before they had seen the trailer at all.

21. Other people are wondering if it was all just a dream.

22. Some think the trailer doesn’t explain the plot very well.

23. But other people are here to help explain Cats to the uninformed.

24. For some people, the trailer was a total surprise.

25. And a lot of people are wondering how they can go back to before they saw it at all.

26. Although it’s hard to remember what life was like before the Cats trailer.

27. Maybe people would have reacted better if the trailer had a different tone.

28. Some people got exactly what they expected.

29. Others are still upset about what they saw.

30. And then there are people who are just asking the important questions about the cats’ health.

31. But in the end, maybe everyone’s overreacting.

We all better brace ourselves for when the whole movie comes out this Christmas.