cats movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Well, what else was it for? This musical adaptation is most likely to bore children and adults. The film is really weird and has lots of magical themes.


An abandoned cat discovers a new life after stumbling into the tribe of cats known as the Jellicles.

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Movie details

Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward
Writer: Lee Hall, Tom Hooper, T. S. Eliot
Release Date (Australia): 20 December 2019
Runtime: 110 minutes/1h 50m
Genre: Musical, Fantasy, Family
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (G)

The film contains very mild crude humour, kidnapping and fantasy elements including the use of magic.

Violence (G)

A cat is hit in the face with a chain.

mpaa rating

PG (for some rude and suggestive humor)

Aussie boy's thoughts

They should make a boring musical about magical, singing dogs so the whole ‘cats vs. dogs’ thing is more even. If you’re wandering whether you should watch this musical adaptation, there’s one word you’ll need to take with you: Don’t!

Despite its talented cast, Cats is honestly a really creepy and strange musical for families. What makes this film strange and creepy is the magic, as well as the actual human-cat-singers themselves. They’re totally unfunny and the whole story is overlong. Actually, the film is overlong; there is no story at all. And even if there was a story, it would be ruined and unrecognised thanks to the constantly boring singing. So don’t go home and get angry at your cat because of some really bad musical.

But that’s only if you own a cat. If you’re a cat-lover, please don’t feel like you need or have to watch this film to prove your love for cats. Cats is just a bunch of kitty-dressed humans doing boring dances and singing songs that’ll most likely bring you right away from the screen, so don’t pay for this movie without a single part of your mind telling you that you won’t be shaken up after the first 10 minutes.

Without a story, Cats is completely pointless. The whole film is horrendously boring and is a perfect way to waste your money.

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