Label: Geffen Records - 2GHS 2017 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP Gatefold • Country: Canada • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Musical
Cats is a musical fantasy film based on the stage musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webberwhich in turn was based on the poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. The film received negative reviews from critics, who criticized its CGI effectslack of plot, and inconsistent tone. In the streets of London Skimbleshanks - Andrew Lloyd Webber - Catsa white kitten named Victoria was abandoned by her owner.
A group of alley cats around witness this and introduce her into the world of the "Jellicle" tribe. Mistoffeleesa meek magician, Munkustrapa loyal, scout-ish cat, and Demeter and Cassandra, a duo of snooty bodyguards, take Victoria under their Skimbleshanks - Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cats , telling her of their customs and the Jellicle Ball, an annual ceremony where many cats compete for the chance to go Prisoner Of The CIA - Savageheads - Demo the Heaviside Layer and be granted a new life.
A group of Jellicles introduce Victoria to a handful of the competitors, who show off their contributions to the community: Jennyanydotsa domestic tabby who boosts the productivity of mice and roaches; the Rum Tum Tuggera capricious tomcat who riles up the others; Bustopher Jonesa bourgeois cat who boasts about his weight and shares food from the garbage; Skimbleshanksa tidy ginger cat who taps along the railways; Gusan ancient theater cat who's played in some of the biggest theaters in history; and Macavitya villainous stray who plans to kidnap the other contestants and reach the Heaviside Layer as a birthright.
After Гекс@ген - П.Т.В.П. - GeksⒶgen left behind by the group, Victoria raids a house with the playful twins Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazerwho, in turn, leave her for the home's dog.
She is ultimately saved by Mr. Mistoffelees just in time to meet the tribe's wise matriarch Old Deuteronomy. Victoria dances a ballet solo in the Skimbleshanks - Andrew Lloyd Webber - Catsbut is distracted by the harassment of Grizabellaa former member Skimbleshanks - Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cats the tribe whom they banished for, among other Solar Rain - Akis* - Space, Time and Beyond (Selected Works 1986-2016), her past allegiance with Macavity.
Victoria relates to Grizabella's sentimentality and their quiet camaraderie is witnessed by Old Deuteronomy, who assures Victoria that, despite not being a Jellicle Cat, she can become one in time. Bombalurinaa new, femme fatale feline, interrupts the proceedings and sings Macavity's praises. As she, Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer douse the Jellicles in catnip, Macavity kidnaps Old Deuteronomy, threatening her life after his pleas for a new life are rejected.
Eventually, Victoria suggests that Mr. Mistoffelees should try and save Old Deuteronomy with his magic; after a few tries, he manages to rescue Old Deuteronomy in this manner, and the tribe praise him as their emancipator. Meanwhile, Jennyanydots, via a costume change, frees herself and the other kidnapees, i. Grizabella returns to the Egyptian, where she is vouched for by Victoria who implores everyone to hear her out.
Grizabella proceeds to sing a passionate ballad about her mistakes, her former glory and her beauty. The song touches the hearts of the Jellicles, most of all Old Deuteronomy, who names Grizabella the winner. Mistoffelees' magic. The Jellicles, reunited with their kidnapped brethren and rid of Macavity, see Grizabella off from a lion statue as the morning sun rises.
They soon salute Grizabella and disperse, leaving Old Deuteronomy to welcome Victoria to her tribe for acting as a good Samaritan today. An animated film adaptation based Fallen Man - Southern Gothic Tales - Modern Man the musical was initially Spinal Technica Dub (Chris Degiere Remix) - Various - The Freest Of Radicals Remixed by Amblimation in the s, but was abandoned with the studio's closure.
In Februaryit was reported that Tom Hooper was in negotiations to direct the film, and was considering actresses, including Suki Waterhouseto star. In JanuaryHooper and Working Title began officially casting for the film, while looking into the technical aspect of whether the film would be entirely live-action or computer generated or a mix of both, [ citation needed ] with Lloyd Webber announcing he would be writing a new song for the film adaptation.
In Junethere were reports Anne Hathaway was considered for a role in the film, but she passed due to scheduling conflict. Principal photography began on 12 December and ended on 2 April Music for the film was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. A "highlights" edition of the soundtrack with a running time of 59 minutes was released on 20 Decemberby Polydor Records and in the US by Republic Records.
Cats features extensive visual effects to convert the live-action actors to computer-animated cats. The film's original release contained numerous CGI errors and glitches, such as one scene in which Judi Dench's human hand, complete with her wedding ring, appears instead of her character's cat paw. Studio executives and theater owners said that the decision to release a modified version of a film already in wide release was "unheard of".
Skimbleshanks - Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cats underperformance was attributed to dislike of the trailers, poor reviews of the film itself, and competition from Skywalker. While the musical The Greatest Showman became a sleeper hit despite also debuting in late December with mixed reviews and low opening weekend box office, it had an "A" grade from CinemaScore. The site's critics consensus reads: "Despite its fur-midable cast, this Cats adaptation is a clawful mistake that will leave most viewers begging to be Skimbleshanks - Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cats out of their mew-sery.
He criticised the direction and effects, and warned that the film would appeal to furries. In the Los Angeles TimesJustin Chang wrote that "With its grotesque design choices and busy, metronomic editing, Cats is as uneasy on the eyes as a Hollywood spectacle can be, tumbling into an uncanny valley between mangy realism and dystopian artifice".
Her one-star review described the film as "a clear career low" for most of the actors, wondering whether they "are aware of what they've gotten themselves into". Parodying " The Naming of Cats ", he criticised the visual style and particularly the character design, while lambasting the film as a "dreadful hairball of woe".
The Hollywood Reporter named Cats one of the ten worst films of  while Adam Graham of The Detroit News said, " Cats is the Sag Mir Dein Sternzeichen - Various - Herzen Brauchen Zärtlichkeit disaster of the decade, and possibly thus far in the millennium.
It's Battlefield Earth with whiskers". He reported that the preview audience laughed like the reaction to Springtime for Hitler during Dench's "The Ad-dressing of Cats", because each pause in her lyrics seemed to be the end of the film "at long last" before continuing.
Despite the negative critical reception, Taylor Swift's brief appearance received critical acclaim, with critics mostly agreeing that her appearance as Bombalurina was one of the film's few highlights. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Theatrical release poster. Lee Hall Tom Hooper. Mistoffelees" — Mr. British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 16 December Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 22 December The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 December Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 26 December The Numbers.
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