Cats Movie Review

Cats Movie Review

Kylie McAllister, Staff Writer

I was given the opportunity to watch the movie Cats. Google describes the movie with the simple description that “A tribe of cats must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.”

Now before I give my personal opinion, I will tell you what others say, IMDb gave Cats a 2.8/10. The movie has 21% Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic says an average of 38% of people enjoyed the movie, while Google says 29% of users enjoyed this movie.

Personally, I think Cats was made for Broadway, and should have stayed there. Since this story is musical that is really intended for a stage performance, I personally did not enjoy the 1 hour and 49 minutes I spent watching it. The reported 95 million dollars it cost to produce this movie seems much too extravagant. I would only suggest this movie to a person who is obsessed with musicals because there is hardly any dialogue, and if you miss just a second of a song you are lost forever.

To me there wasn’t enough focus on the plot, and the music didn’t make sense. The acting was good, but it takes a certain person to watch Cats and not feel the awkwardness as you watch people dressed as cats dance and sing. The especially awkward scenes included the main cat, Victoria, ballet dancing with no music or with other cats, which was weird to watch.

My final thoughts are that Cats has good acting, as it had to be hard to keep serious in that environment, but the plot wasn’t good and the movie overall wasn’t interesting. Save your money and skip this film.