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Dayum, CRITICS are SPITTING FIRE over CATS: THE MOVIE

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16 minutes ago, UMO1982 said:

Worst reviewed film of the year......

Not quite, but close. Even if you limit yourself to major studio releases, Paramount's Playing with Fire, a kiddy comedy with a WWE star, had a lower score.

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53 minutes ago, Hibi said:

GROAN.Enough with the bad cat jokes!

The filmmakers belong in alCATraz for this one.

Sorry.

In the past, I may have owned a T-shirt featuring a cat in jail, donning a black and white jail outfit, banging a fish against the bars of the cell (like a human would with a tin cup).

And it said alCATraz, California.  Lol.

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7 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

Not quite, but close. Even if you limit yourself to major studio releases, Paramount's Playing with Fire, a kiddy comedy with a WWE star, had a lower score.

These two films should team up and produce a sequel: Cats 2: Playing With Fire. 

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3 minutes ago, speedracer5 said:

These two films should team up and produce a sequel: Cats 2: Playing With Fire. 

cats vs. mummenschantz!

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1 minute ago, LawrenceA said:

RottenTomatoes has Playing with Fire at 21%, while Cats is 19%.

Playmobil: The Movie has 16%.

Arctic Dogs has 14%.

Hellboy has 17%.

A Madea Family Funeral has 12%.

Replicas has 9%.

 

I was at Metacritic, which would explain the difference. Neither score is anything to crow about, that's for sure.

On Metacritc, there are actually a few major studio films that got scores less than 10 (gulp). And that's on a weighted average, so double gulp.

Those films were
The 1996 Pauly Shore film Bio-Dome (1) [MGM]

The abysmal Baby Geniuses from 1999 (6) [TriStar]

The luckless sequel Caddyshack 2, from 1988 [WB]

The dismal comedy Screwed from 2000 [7]

Fox's Miss March from 2009 (7)

Fox again with Meet the Spartans from 2009 (9)

Lionsgate with the horror film Awake in the Dark from 2005 (9)

Columbia's Bucky Larson: Born to be A Star from 2011 (9)

Orion's teen film Johnny Be Good from 1988 (9)

AFD's Saturn 3 from 1980 (directed by Stanley Donen!?!) (9)

Anfd the instantly notorious WB sci-fi film Battlefield Earth from 2000 (9)

 

But even Battlefield Earth was spared the ignominy of this marquee which the unfortunately titled Screwed had to face.

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15 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

RottenTomatoes has Playing with Fire at 21%, while Cats is 19%.

Playmobil: The Movie has 16%.

Arctic Dogs has 14%.

Hellboy has 17%.

A Madea Family Funeral has 12%.

Replicas has 9%.

 

How did Madea get that high?

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My dad, my sisters and I have tickets to see CATS on Dec 28th. My dad said "Anything that looks this bad has got to be great family entertainment!"

I predict we will probably be seeing the film on the TCM Underground schedule in about 20 years.😃

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11 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

 

 

But even Battlefield Earth was spared the ignominy of this marquee which the unfortunately titled Screwed had to face.

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Some  other bad marquees were featured on a photo gallery. I'm sharing carefully....

These occurred both in 2007 and the bad sense to put Knocked Up in the same theatre with Nancy Drew....

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not that Nancy was the only one affected by the Apatow comedy

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2013.... a bad idea for a  double feature

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2006. DreamWorks and Ridley Scott gone light don't mix

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2000. Nor do a blackspotation remake and a Disney film.

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2005. Or a documentary about birds and another Apatow comedy....

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2001, Spy Kids and Blow do not belong on the same marquee either....

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2014, two bad films for the price of one?

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2008, what happened to certainty?

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1995, sounds like the biggest giveaway horror title.

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And finally 2011, and I assume some wished to do so....

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9 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

2008, what happened to certainty?

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This one is the funniest!😂

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1 hour ago, Roy Cronin said:

This has replaced Blue Denim as my favorite thread of the year....and that thing developed a life of its own!

So is this one. Bad films in general, congregate here!

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:rolleyes:

'Cats': Spay It -

"From the moment Andrew Lloyd Webber decided to set the T.S. Eliot poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats to music, Cats has felt like an escalating series of dares, or a Bialystock & Bloom scheme that accidentally became one of the biggest sensations in Broadway history. It did not seem likely that a plotless revue where cats either introduce themselves or introduce other cats would ignite public interest. Or that Grizabella's ascendence to the Heaviside Layer would last longer than the acid trip that summoned it to life. Or that a single song, "Memory," would be so transcendent that it could carry a production for decades...........

In the true Cats tradition, the idea should have been scuttled in the testing phase, when the skin-tight melding of faces and bodies with "digital fur technology" looked glitchy and unsettling, like one of the ghosts from a Japanese horror movie.

And yet director Tom Hooper and the studio pressed on, ...........

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/19/787550587/cats-spay-it?utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr

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2 hours ago, CinemaInternational said:

I was at Metacritic, which would explain the difference. Neither score is anything to crow about, that's for sure.

On Metacritc, there are actually a few major studio films that got scores less than 10 (gulp). And that's on a weighted average, so double gulp.

Those films were
The 1996 Pauly Shore film Bio-Dome (1) [MGM]

The abysmal Baby Geniuses from 1999 (6) [TriStar]

The luckless sequel Caddyshack 2, from 1988 [WB]

The dismal comedy Screwed from 2000 [7]

Fox's Miss March from 2009 (7)

Fox again with Meet the Spartans from 2009 (9)

Lionsgate with the horror film Awake in the Dark from 2005 (9)

Columbia's Bucky Larson: Born to be A Star from 2011 (9)

Orion's teen film Johnny Be Good from 1988 (9)

AFD's Saturn 3 from 1980 (directed by Stanley Donen!?!) (9)

Anfd the instantly notorious WB sci-fi film Battlefield Earth from 2000 (9)

 

But even Battlefield Earth was spared the ignominy of this marquee which the unfortunately titled Screwed had to face.

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The real victim in this fiasco is Skip.  He will never be the same.

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1 hour ago, CinemaInternational said:

I know its a tweet, but my word what on earth when it comes to the second part? This film is insane....

 

Looking at stills from the Cats show on Broadway, they use makeup and costumes to...wait for it! Make the actors look like cats! None of this "cat bodies with human faces" noneense.

Lol:

https://thetab.com/uk/2019/12/19/these-savage-reviews-are-the-only-good-thing-about-the-cats-movie-135958 

Highlight:

"Collider described it as “always feels like it’s two seconds away from turning into a furry o r g y in a dumpster”, just to give you a taste of the level of hate that is being thrown at this musical adaptation."

Haha:

"“I’ve only just recovered from his 2012 adaption [sic] of Les Miserables, and now he’s returned to terrorise me again with this."

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11 hours ago, LornaHansonForbes said:

Now that I’ve heard what a TRAINWRECK it is, I’m interested. 
(I have issues)

Same here. I had little interest in seeing this movie before (certainly not in the theater) , but now I am definitely intrigued with all the talk about how bad it is.

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2 hours ago, speedracer5 said:

Why do the cats wear human shoes?

speedracer, your comment reminds of a similar reaction of mine a few years ago when watching a documentary about plushies and furries.  People who identify as furries want, as part of their fetish,  to be animal human hybrids or want to be "romantic" with them.

Anyway, a woman who wanted to be a cat  was interviewed and this woman, in addition to her cat costume,  was wearing glasses.

My comment: "Cats don't wear glasses."

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21 minutes ago, HoldenIsHere said:

speedracer, your comment reminds of a similar reaction of mine a few years ago when watching a documentary about plushies and furries.  People who identify as furries want, as part of their fetish,  to be animal human hybrids or want to be "romantic" with them.

Anyway, a woman who wanted to be a cat  was interviewed and this woman, in addition to her cat costume,  was wearing glasses.

My comment: "Cats don't wear glasses."

Haha. Exactly! Commit to the furry lifestyle dammit!

Cats looks like a furry documentary.

I definitely don't want Lorna's wonderful thread to deviate into a discussion on fetishes and have it shut down... but are "plushies" people who want to be "romantic" with stuffed animals ?

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APOLOGIES IF SOMEONE ELSE BROUGHT THIS UP,

But a couple of the reviews (the one from VARIETY for sure) mention REALLY GLARING MISTAKES IN THE CGI that were left in the FINAL CUT. Apparently, in one scene JUDI DENCH has a human hand with a wedding ring (HA!) and in the rest, she has paws. There is also a brief shot of an actress who has been colored gray but someone forgot to add the CGI FUR.

If one good thing comes out of this, it may be that CGI takes a backseat in future films...although, maybe not.

 

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