Cats doesn’t open until tomorrow, meaning it’s yet to be seen whether the film’s abundance of abysmal reviews will deter audiences or lure them like felines to a warm saucer of milk. Our own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky panned Tom Hooper’s take on the immortal musical as “misguided in concept and a failure in execution,” noting that Hooper “can’t even get camp right.” Basically, this thing sounds like a slog, and its two-hour runtime isn’t all that enticing.
Why not, then, save yourself the time, money, and misery by watching the below clip instead. Created by music alchemist Nick Lutsko, the 10-second cut turns a snippet from this 2016 interview in which Taylor Swift names a handful of cat breeds into a bite-sized banger with just a touch of Limp Bizkitian flair.
There. Taylor, music, and cats. You’re good.