The first trailer for the star-studded movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats has just dropped and fans have been getting their claws out on social media - branding it "creepy" and "weird as hell".
After seeing the first look at director Tom Hooper's reimagining of the stage production, many have taken to social media to express their bafflement at seeing stars such as Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba and Rebel Wilson transformed into CGI human-cat hybrids, complete with digital fur.
While Swift tweeted she is "a cat now and somehow that was everything", not everyone is impressed by their transformations.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was among those expressing displeasure.
Stewie just saw the "Cats" trailer. pic.twitter.com/vNuYqa1TLl— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) July 19, 2019
Matt Haiug quipped: "I think the Cats movie looks awful and brilliant at the same time. It is Schrödinger's Cats."
I think the Cats movie looks awful and brilliant at the same time. It is Schrödinger's Cats.— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) July 19, 2019
Hollywood star Anna Kendrick joked: "My favorite thing about the #Cats trailer is that it didn't awaken anything (new) in me, sexually. So. Phew."
My favorite thing about the #Cats trailer is that it didn't awaken anything (new) in me, sexually. So. Phew.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 19, 2019
Take a look at some of the best reactions to the Cats trailer below.
just watched the CATS trailer— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) July 18, 2019
how do i unwatch the CATS trailer
The CATS trailer is a bit creepy. The CGI work makes the actors look less like cats or people than sexy aliens. You feel like you're watching the season finale of "Area 51's Got Talent." pic.twitter.com/ToaO3Kf8r9— Joe Keenan (@MrJoeKeenan) July 18, 2019
somehow the people in Cats look more nude than if they were actually nude, and it's weird as hell. pic.twitter.com/vw8vtsIAUa— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) July 18, 2019
no one wants to see dame judy dench like this pic.twitter.com/29bVRFg7J0— henno (@jrhennessy) July 18, 2019
this is the way the world ends— Molly Lambert 🦔 (@mollylambert) July 18, 2019
not with a bang but with CATS
in a way, i'm glad grumpy cat never had to see this— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 18, 2019
"Did I... make this?" - Terry Gilliam watching the CATS trailer— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) July 18, 2019
can't believe how demonic the cats trailer looks pic.twitter.com/NMUGMgVinr— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) July 18, 2019
Cats is out in cinemas in Ireland on December 20.