Everyone hates the new Cats movie trailer and the memes are savage
19 July 2019, 15:07 | Updated: 19 July 2019, 15:11
Musical fans aren't quite sure what to make of the new Cats trailer and the memes are everything.
Cats memes are breaking the internet and it's all thanks to the wild new Cats movie trailer.
Ever since we found out that Tom Hooper (Les Misérables) would be directing a movie adaptation of Cats the musical, we've been excited to see it. Not only is Cats one of the most popular musicals of all time but the brand new version stars Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen and many more familiar faces. On top of that, it was announced that the film would be a new mix of live-action and animation.
However, now that the trailer is here, the internet is equal parts horrified and entertained and the memes are hilarious.
What's so bonkers about the Cats trailer? Well, the visuals sort of speak for themselves. The animation has essentially turned the stars of the movie into bizarre human cat hybrids. They are somehow a lot weirder than the costumes people wear in the stage musical. The cats have boobs for one and the head proportions are way off. Jennifer Hudson sings a brilliant version of 'Memory' in the trailer but it can't distract from the animation.
Also, if you've not seen Cats, the plot is weird. It's about a tribe of cats called the Jellicles (!) who have to decide which one of them can ascend to the Heaviside Layer (!!) and return in a new life (!!!). This combined with the brand new trailer has led the internet to do what it does best: creates memes. With that in mind, we've gathered together all of the funniest Cats memes in one place.
1) The 'Us' theme tune was originally written for Cats.
I put the song from Us onto the Cats trailer and I think it fits better. pic.twitter.com/VMBlbeDQs5— "Ian" Abramson (@ianabramson) July 18, 2019
Why does it fit so well?
2) Cats is really about to be the horror film of 2019.
The Cats trailer is literally more terrifying than the IT trailer.— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) July 18, 2019
We see no lies.
3) How to describe the Cats trailer...
can't believe how demonic the cats trailer looks pic.twitter.com/NMUGMgVinr— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) July 18, 2019
...demonic is definitely the right word.
4) There actually was a Cats film in 2007.
5) Now back to that animation.
From the team that brought you Sonic the Hedgehog...
6) Certain characters are getting singled out.
therapist: judi dench as a cat isn’t real she can’t hurt you— raya (@wewritelettrs) July 18, 2019
judi dench as a cat: pic.twitter.com/1cLqmS22xO
7) Jennifer Hudson looks very familiar.
8) James Corden as a cat is quite something.
the James Corden cat is what I see in the corner of my room when I have sleep paralysis pic.twitter.com/l9I9CBh9VG— georgia 🦁 (@brightroars_) July 18, 2019
9) A meme within a meme.
CATS (Dir. Tom Hooper, 2019) pic.twitter.com/12StXenumf— Sarah_Woolley (@Sarah_Woolley) July 19, 2019
This is it.
10) Other fictional characters are disturbed.
Stewie just saw the “Cats” trailer. pic.twitter.com/vNuYqa1TLl— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) July 19, 2019
And I oop.
11) Some people are fans though.
the cats movie looks great idk what you guys are talking about pic.twitter.com/WYZcEkLcgH— nick (@24framesofnick) July 19, 2019
If you know, you know.
12) Idris Elba fans want to protect him.
Me trying to save Idris Elba from the CATS movie: pic.twitter.com/xlaIaAQNTh— Ryan Aguirre (@aguirreryan) July 18, 2019
This video never gets old.
13) The Office really did Cats before this Cats film.
14) It's important to know your Cats facts.
pretty much like 80% of the cats in that movie are fake— wint (@dril) July 19, 2019
15) This must have been part of the Cats moodboard.
hey why does CATS looks like this pic.twitter.com/J1MGoQaVrp— Sue Ann Thee Ma (@missunitedface) July 18, 2019
The resemblance is striking.
16) Now for the plot...
I suppose I should learn what Cats is abou—— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) July 18, 2019
fucking excuse me? pic.twitter.com/nsEdQqzfGl
17) A conversation between Lion King and Cats.
lion king (2019)— jonny sun (@jonnysun) July 18, 2019
important it is
that the cats
look like cats cats (2019) pic.twitter.com/O38k6ysuEb
2019 really out here being the year of the Cat.
18) Cast KJ Apa and Charles Melton in Cats you cowards.
was hoping the cats would look more like this tbh pic.twitter.com/PVV3yDyv03— Collin (@collinsapera) July 18, 2019
Now this I could get into.
19) Anna Kendrick has some important words on Cats.
My favorite thing about the #Cats trailer is that it didn’t awaken anything (new) in me, sexually. So. Phew.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 19, 2019
20) Necessary questions are being asked.
Why do the cats have boobs— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) July 18, 2019
We need answers.
21) RIP to a fallen warrior.
RIP Jaboukie for trying to keep it real 😂 pic.twitter.com/MkDk91DA82— Rebecca Rose 🤷♀️🍷🖕 (@auntbeckyrose) July 19, 2019
A meme king.