The reviews for the recent big screen adaptation for the musical Cats have not been great. Despite a star-studded cast that includes Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen and Jennifer Hudson, it sits at just 18% on Rotten Tomatoes and is on track to be a serious flop.
The movie is so bad, that one of its own stars, Late Late Show host James Corden, hasn’t even bothered to see it.
Corden was recently interviewed by BBC Radio 2 and was asked about the film. Here’s his response: “I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard it’s terrible. I’ll catch it one day, I imagine.”
If a movie’s own star is willing to publicly bash it and won’t even watch it, well, that’s probably not a great sign. Though, if you need another reminder of just how weird Cats is, you needn’t look further than the trailer. Sweet dreams everyone.