It looks as if even “Cats” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber wasn’t a fan of the film adaptation of his musical.
Speaking with UK’s Sunday Situations, the award-winning musical theater composer, who served as an authorities producer on the film, outlined what he believes was the final phrase “draw back” with the 2019 box-office flop, which Webber described as “ridiculous.”
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Whereas “Cats” the movie, a live-action/CGI hybrid adaptation of Webber’s musical of the similar title, featured an all-star solid — along with Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Judy Dench, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo and James Corden — it was ripped by every critics and followers alike. And Webber wouldn’t seem to disagree with the reception.
“The difficulty with the film,” Webber acknowledged, “was that Tom Hooper decided that he didn’t want anybody involved in it who was involved inside the genuine current. All the factor was ridiculous.”
Inside the wake of “Cats’” disappointing launch last December, quite a lot of of the film’s stars expressed their regret — or lack thereof — about engaged on the enterprise.
Taylor Swift, who co-wrote the Golden Globe-nominated tune “Beautiful Ghosts” with Webber for the movie, acknowledged whatever the film’s poor reception, she had “no complaints” about starring inside the film.
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“I’m happy to be proper right here, happy to be nominated, and I had a extraordinarily good time engaged on that weird-ass movie,” the pop star knowledgeable Choice once more in January. “I’m not gonna retroactively decide that it wasn’t the perfect experience. I certainly not would have met Andrew Lloyd Webber or gotten to see how he works, and now he’s my buddy. I set to work with the sickest dancers and performers. No complaints.”
James Corden — who along with co-star Rebel Wilson mocked the film’s SFX all through the 2020 Oscars — shared his concepts on “Cats” all through a spherical of his infamous late-night current part “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” with Justin Bieber in February.
When Bieber requested Corden how rather a lot he regretted making the film on a scale of 1 to 10, the late-night host acknowledged, “Correctly, right here is the issue. I had the loveliest time making that film. It’s a must to decide points by your self non-public experience and I had a extraordinarily good time.”
“So I don’t regret doing it the least bit because of I decided to do it within the similar method that I’ve decided to do many points, some have labored and some haven’t,” he added.
Nonetheless, Corden gave it a 4.5 on that scale, which strategies it on the aspect of regret.
“Cats,” which reportedly misplaced Widespread an estimated $113 million, obtained a ranking of 20 % on Rotten Tomatoes.
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