Cats is not having the best time in the starlight right now. After a review embargo, a box office and critical failure and the fact that it just looks weird it’s hard to sink any lower. Well, it’s possible. Universal Pictures just removed Cats from any Academy Award nominations.
In its opening weekend, Cats made just $15.28 million worldwide.
Universal Pictures removed Cats from their For Your Consideration campaign which means they are not seeking Academy Awards for the flick.
Recently, Westworld Evan Rachel Wood made headlines in a scathing critique of the film on Twitter. The now-deleted tweets read as follows.
“……..#cats is actually worse than I thought it would be, And I already thought it would be horrible. But….I am actually speechless. Why would you change the choreography? I…am SPEECHLESS. Its not the casts fault (sic). Its…maybe the worst thing I have ever seen. Ever.”
Wood then took to Instagram Live to better convey her thoughts.
“They changed all the iconic choreography. Took out 70% of the main characters. Changed the plot. I grew up in theatre, was married to a dancer. I have massive respect for what they do, which is why this was such a letdown and missed opportunity for that community.”
Wood is not alone in her hatred for Cats. The furry film currently sits at a dismal 17% on Rotten Tomatoes and just a 2.6/10 on IMDb.
Considering the major competition for the film on its opening weekend was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker it’s safe to assume it probably wouldn’t gross that much its opening weekend anyway. But, Universal Pictures should be preparing to take a hit on Cats considering the budget was a reported $95 million.
Check out some reactions to Cats below.
— Allison the Disney Diva ☃️☃️☃️☃️🎄🎄🌲🎄🎄 (@Daviesallison1A) December 24, 2019
— Sjöberg (@KenSjoberg) December 23, 2019
The #CatsMovie is not as bad as everyone says it is.
— Brittany Walloch (@BWalloch) December 22, 2019
— Woven Gulch (@woven_gulch) December 23, 2019
My eyes hurt.
My ears bleed.
My head aches.
Film was supposed to be my friend.
I feel betrayed.
I feel hurt.
Jason Derulo made me uncomfortable.
Rebel Wilson and James Corden will haunt my dreams forever.
Reviewing movies was meant to bring me joy.
I feel nothing.#CatsMovie pic.twitter.com/dvWM52L5Zn
— Liam De Brùn (@liamdeb) December 21, 2019
So there you have it. People really don’t like this movie. Tell us what you think in the comments below!