Bring back the Cats theatrical cinematic experience.
The racist Asian stuff feels like a bad sketch character. Even if it was “period-specific,” it doesn’t belong in this movie. Baffling choice.
I also really didn’t like the final moments. I don’t want to seem like a lame ol’ prude, but if we are supposed to take what happens at face value (which I believe we are meant to), then how would we feel if the genders were reversed? Their dynamic for 99% of the movie is complicated, but it doesn’t cross a line. And then I think it does.
Otherwise, I fucking loved it.
• I saw this movie at the AMC 16, and when the screen said “Burbank, CA,” the audience clapped.
• We get both “That‘a gonna leave a mark!” and “Well, THAT happened” within about a minute of each other.
• The extras dressed in famous WB Halloween costumes were given one direction and one direction only: to absolutely lose their fucking minds. They’re never reacting TO anything. They have no team allegiance. When the game is over, they haven’t stopped. It’s…