Curiosity killed the …
As bad as advertised.
I saw the play 35 years ago (or so). It was never considered a great play, but a fun experience. It was huge for the tourists.
The cool aspect of the play was watching these actors virtually transform into cats, even when not from and center. Here the cats are a total anthropomorphism, which eliminates the thing that made the play cool
In the play staging was minimal, the alley, here they had to complete the anthropomorphism by making a cat centric world.
In the play good dancing, here they added CG and special effects, so what are we actually watching or care they can do it
In the play the costuming was amazing, using the cats fur to put across what their role was. Here it became the same problem
The music is mostly the same, but many of the early songs felt flat and lost me at the beginning. and if Judy Dench could ever sing she has lost it with age.
The comic relief (can only fat cats be funny?) was just over the top and annoying and the overall look was just creepy
Other than that a great film