By: Sloane Hughes
Earlier this month, the first trailer for the movie adaptation of Cats was dropped on all of us like a gigantic, other-worldly bomb that nobody was prepared for. It ‘s hard to believe that it was only two weeks ago, considering every waking moment that the image of James Corden in cat form has been occupying my brain feels like it ‘s dragged on for a thousand years. I ‘ve said it already, I ‘ve probably mumbled it in my sleep in a cold sweat as Cat-Dame Judi Dench stares into my subconscious, and now I ‘m saying it again: Cats looks horrifying and I hate it. Which is a shame, because it ‘s got an insanely strong cast, but I guess that just goes to show that star power isn ‘t everything.
Or maybe… the cast of Cats just doesn ‘t have the right star power ‘ yet.
The wave of Cats memes that the internet cranked out in the days following the trailer ‘s release was unstoppable, like the tsunami that destroyed New York in The Day After Tomorrow, but one of the drops in that sea of memes stood out among the rest.