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"Cats" Isn't Actually Bad, And That's That On That

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Hello internet world! My name is Lauren, and I consider myself a movie musical enthusiast.

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During the very eventful last 24 hours, Cats has gotten some not-so-great reviews, but I am here to tell you that I — a real human — saw the movie and think it's great!

So now, before you come for me in the comments, here are my reasons:

1. First and foremost, the cast is absolutely amazing.

2. In addition to the star studded main cast, the ensemble is also PHENOMENAL.

3. The movie also stays very, very, very true to the stage musical.

4. Taylor Swift's new song also fits into the score perfectly.

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The flow from the original score into "Beautiful Ghosts" is literally seamless. There truly could not be a better fitting song.

5. Whether you like it or not, the CGI is extremely well-done.

6. And personally, I think I prefer the CGI to the costumes!!!!!

7. Like, every movie musical, Cats isn't meant to be taken literally, but should be taken magically, and this movie absolutely achieves that.

8. I've seen plenty of garbage movies in my lifetime, and trust me, Cats is not one of them.

9. Cats is also SUCH a hard movie to adapt, and I truly don't think they could've gotten it to be any more perfect than this.

10. At the end of the day, it's all based on your attitude. If you're willing to let yourself have fun and be fully immersed in everything Cats, then it's a great time. But if you go in ready to hate it, you will 100% hate it.