If you use Bing to search for ‘cats’ the results will be swamped by crazily critical and negative reviews of Cats the movie. Every journo is jumping on the bandwagon and slagging off the movie. It started with the trailers. I’d bet that a most of them have not seen it.
The journos are behaving like a pack of African wild dogs surrounding a wounded wildebeest on the African plains. Yapping and squealing as they prepare to dive in to eat the beast alive.
I have not seen the film either (but have watched the trailer) and I am sure that it is not as bad as some of them say it is. They’ve taken the opportunity to create fancy cat related headlines all in fun and jest but it’s unfair.
A lot of work went into this film. It is packed full of star actors and actresses. First, the film critics have lambasted the film which has had an effect on takings. Then they lambast it again by criticising the low takings compared to the latest Star Wars movie which in truth is a bore. It was made for die hard fans. Their actions are self-serving.
I can sniff an underling dislike of cats in general by some of these film critics. True film critics should love cats and have a couple at home. Many great authors past and present loved and love the domestic cat. I’d like to see these newspapers writing more balanced reviews on Cats the movie.
Lloyd Webber who created the theatre production of Cats was heavily involved in the film. The theatre production was a massive hit. Has Lloyd Webber got it so wrong? I don’t think so. It seems like a journo feeding frenzy to me. Each jumping on the back of another, having fun writing snazzy headlines at the expense of the creators of the movie.
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