Cats, one of the biggest box office flops in recent memory, is getting a second chance thanks to weed.
Cats, based on the popular Broadway musical and directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper, was supposed to be great. Starring some of the biggest names in the industry, the movie should have made millions of dollars. It didn’t.
The minute the Cats trailer was released, things were already going wrong. The internet began to mock how ridiculous it looked and made it into one of the biggest jokes of the year. Then, when it hit theaters on December 20, it became one of the biggest box office flops of 2019 during its opening weekend and was withdrawn for Academy Award consideration due to the awful reviews that were published.
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The release of the film has been so plagued by mistakes and embarrassments that a new version of the movie was sent out to theaters because the original cut contained Judi Dench’s real hand instead of a paw. Yes, these characters have cat paws and human noses. It’s called suspension of disbelief.
This isn’t a joke: CATS was rushed into theaters before being finished so a new version is being sent to theaters with updated effects. How do you know if you have the old version? Look for Judi Dench’s human hand, wedding ring and all. pic.twitter.com/VDUOevePU9
— Jenelle Riley (@jenelleriley) December 22, 2019
Now, a couple of weeks after the initial release of Cats, plenty of people are approaching the movie from a different angle. How can you make a movie about singing and dancing cats tolerable? With the help of drugs, of course.
The Washington Post published an article discussing people’s experiences while watching the film stoned. The responses were varied, ranging from terrified to delighted. All agree that it was a crazy and singular experience though.
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“The most terrifying experience of my life. I swear to God my soul escaped me,” said someone. “I was so delighted. I was like, ‘Is this genius? Is this the best thing I have ever seen?'” said someone else. “Three-quarters of the way through the movie, I was like, ‘I hope I don’t hate my own cats when I get home.” Anyway, you get it. Cats is crazy and Cats on weed is like a portal to another dimension.
Weed or no weed, I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to submit myself to two hours of this: