Despite being released at the same time as theatrical monolith Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, the live-action / CGI fest that is Cats has caused a massive stir.
Many critics labelled it one of the worst films of last year, with the movie bombing at the box office, making back only $57 million on a $90 million budget.
Of particular controversy has been the way the ‘cats’ have been brought to life, with the disconcerting effects used to make Taylor Swift and Jason Derulo look feline-like resembling a bad trip – which begs the question what the movie is like whilst on drugs?
The good people at Washington Post wondered the same thing, and have been able to gift us with some wonderful anecdotes of experiencing the film on LSD, Mushrooms and whatever other substance you can imagine.
“Just as the first frame of the movie came up, I feel, like, a spot on the centre of my forehead light up and start tingling, and it radiates throughout my whole body,” said Sarah, who viewed the movie on edibles.
“I was like, ‘Oh God, can I do this?’ “I felt like I was losing my mind….I was just concentrating on taking deep breaths.”
“Had a panic attack in the middle of it . . . right after Taylor Swift sang ‘Macavity’” said another reviewer, who no doubt spun Swifty’s Lover to calm down on the Uber ride home.
Meanwhile, Raina, a 25-year-old reader recalled how after eating THC-infused gummies she made it through the first 10 minutes before “I went to the AMC bathroom and threw up.”
Despite some people labelling it as terrifying, other’s recounted how they “had a realization partway through that I am the only person in the world who understands ‘Cats,’.”
“I felt myself hit the Heaviside Layer (150m’s above earth’s surface) like Grizabella, the glamour cat,” said another, who viewed the movie on amyl nitrite (poppers).
While we don’t endorse seeing the film on drugs, it makes for one hell of an interesting read. Happy viewing!