James Corden and Rebel Wilson came out on stage in their “Cats” makeup and costumes at the Oscars to present the award for best Visual Effects and poked fun at their movie.
“As cast members of the motion picture ‘Cats’ no one understands the need for good visual effects better than we do,” Corden and Wilson said. After the nominees were announced, Corden and Wilson swiped at the mic stand like real cats.
Tom Hooper’s movie musical “Cats,” topped this year’s Razzie nominations list for the worst movies and performances of 2019, scoring eight nominations. Other “honorees” on this year’s list include the remake of “Hellboy” starring David Harbour, John Travolta in the thriller “The Fanatic” and the James Franco-directed period drama “Zeroville.”
Critics have disparaged “Cats,” which stars Francesca Hayward, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson and Idris Elba, among others. The film received a C+ CinemaScore and was slapped with a 19% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
TheWrap’s Robert Abelle called “Cats” painful.
“Tom Hooper’s jarring fever dream of a spectacle is like something that escaped from Dr. Moreau’s creature laboratory instead of a poet’s and a composer’s feline (uni)verse, an un-catty valley hybrid of physical and digital that unsettles and crashes way more often than it enchants,” he wrote in TheWrap’s review of the film.